Kings of Leon to play First Tennessee Park

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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BY DAVE PAULSON

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First Tennessee Park is about to be home to Nashville Sounds in more ways than one.

Nashville rock band Kings of Leon will be the first musical act to put on a concert at the baseball stadium, which opened in Germantown in 2015.

They'll perform there on September 29. Tickets — with your choice of seats or general admission on the field — are $69.50 to $89.50, and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 21.

The band shared the news Thursday during a press conference at the stadium, along with city and Sounds officials. The three Followill brothers (and cousin) scored their own custom "Followill" Sounds jerseys for the occasion.

Since forming in Nashville in 1999, Kings of Leon have frequently teamed up with city organizations, especially in recent years. They’ve co-produced the Music City Food and Wine Festival, headlined Nashville’s annual New Year’s Eve bash and are members of the Music City Walk of Fame. They've shot promotional videos for the upcoming US Soccer tournament in Nashville, and performed at the Sports Illustrated "Swimville" festival here in 2015.

“Everywhere (else) we lived, the amount of opportunity was kind of limited as far as making music," frontman Caleb Followill told The Tennessean. "And the day we got to Nashville, we knew this was the city of opportunity. We kind of went with it, and they came along for the ride. Nashville’s our home, and we’ll do whatever we need to do to make sure the world knows how great the city is.”