Article Contributed by Full Coverage … | Published on Monday, July 1, 2024

GRAMMY Award®-winning, multi-platinum rock band Kings of Leon release their 9th full-length studio album, Can We Please Have Fun, released via Capitol Records today. As its title suggests, the album is a document of the band cutting loose, trying new things, and, yes, having some fun. Listen to the album HERE.  

The band has also released an accompanying music video for new track “Nowhere to Run.” Shot under their own creative direction with their long-time partner Casey McGrath, you can see Kings of Leon dancing and running wild. The band took control of all creative elements on this record, managing artwork and (as evident in the video) the unconventional visuals for each song. All were shot over two days in Nashville by the band and a small team. Watch the video for “Nowhere To Run” HERE.  

The previously released lead single, “Mustang,” continues to climb at radio week over week. The song currently sits in the Top 10 at Alternative radio and Top 5 at Triple A radio. No strangers to the radio charts, “Mustang” marks the ninth Top 10 single for the band at Alternative radio.

It’s the type of music the band says they’ve always wanted to make: “This record felt special right from the beginning. From the first meeting (with Kid Harpoon), we could not have been more on the same page,” Nathan shares. “It was the most enjoyable record I’ve ever been a part of,” Caleb says. “It’s like we allowed ourselves to be musically vulnerable,” Nathan adds. “I love it when a rock band is not embarrassed to admit that every song doesn’t have to be on 11.”

Recorded at Dark Horse studio in Nashville and produced with new collaborator Kid Harpoon (Harry Styles, Florence + the Machine) the album sees a new side of Kings of Leon harkening back to their gritty origins while simultaneously finding new gears. Sonically, you can hear them unified in vision and purpose and void of all expectations.  

Can We Please Have Fun is available in numerous limited-edition formats including two limited edition vinyl variants (Olive Green & Coke Bottle Clear with Alternative Artwork) and two limited edition cassettes (Apple Red & Red Glitter). Fans can purchase these as well as the Wrexham Live Edition (2CD & Cassette) at Additional variants can also be found at Amazon, Indie Record Stores and Blood Records – See HERE.  

In celebration of today’s album’s release, yesterday Kings of Leon took over Nashville’s Copperline Ranch for a special album release concert and Q&A livestreamed on Amazon Music for the premiere of their new season of City Sessions. Check out a clip of the blazing performance of single “Mustang” HERE.

Next, they will take their show on the road for their global tour kicking off overseas in Leeds, UK on June 20th at First Direct Arena and continuing through the UK & Europe. They will hit North America on August 14th at Austin’s Moody Center and will hit some iconic venues including LA’s Kia Forum on August 22nd, New York’s Forst Hills Stadium on September 18th and Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on September 26th. You can purchase tickets on

“When you have a band, there’s a bond like no other, and when you have family, you have a bond like no other,” Caleb says. “We have both of those things. I thought, if we put all our energy toward something, who is gonna stop us? Who can stop us except us?"

Can We Please Have Fun – Tracklist:

1. Ballerina Radio
2. Rainbow Ball
3. Nowhere To Run
4. Mustang
5. Actual Daydream
6. Split Screen
7. Don’t Stop The Bleeding
8. Nothing To Do
9. Television
10. Hesitation Generation
11. Ease Me On
12. Seen

Kings of Leon – 2024 US/Canada Tour Dates:

Date                              City                                      Venue

August 14                       Austin, TX                            Moody Center

August 16                      Houston, TX                         Toyota Center

August 17                      Fort Worth, TX                      Dickies Arena

August 20                      Phoenix, AZ                          Arizona Financial Theatre

August 22                      Inglewood, CA                      Kia Forum

August 23                      Palm Springs, CA                  Acrisure Arena

August 25                      Berkeley, CA                        Greek Theatre*

August 26                      Santa Barbara, CA                Santa Barbara Bowl*

August 28                      Portland, OR                         Moda Center

August 29                      Seattle, WA                           Climate Pledge Arena

August 31                      Vancouver, BC                      Rogers Arena

September 2                  Edmonton, AB                      Rogers Place

September 3                  Calgary, AB                          Scotiabank Saddledome

September 5                  Winnipeg, MB                      Canada Life Centre

September 13                Huntsville, AL                       Orion Amphitheater

September 14                Cincinnati, OH                     The Andrew J Brady Music Center

September 16                Boston, MA                          MGM Music Hall at Fenway

September 18                New York, NY                      Forest Hills Stadium

September 20                Washington, DC                 The Anthem

September 22                Washington, DC                 The Anthem

September 23                Philadelphia, PA                 TD Pavilion at The Mann

September 25                Atlanta, GA                         State Farm Arena

September 26               Nashville, TN                       Bridgestone Arena

September 28               Chicago, IL                          Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island  

October 1                      Toronto, ON                         Budweiser Stage

October 2                      Laval, QC                            Place Bell

October 5                      Bridgeport, CT                     Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater

October 7                      Boston, MA                          MGM Music Hall at Fenway

*Not a Live Nation Date