The Frontier Touring Company regret to advise that the Kings Of Leon tour has been postponed from March 2011 to November 2011 to allow drummer Nathan Followill to recover from surgery for a torn right labrum and bicep.
The Frontier Touring Company advise of changes to the upcoming Kings Of Leon March tour dates. The Brisbane performance at QSAC Stadium will now take place at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 8 March; the Sydney ACER Arena performance on Tuesday 8 March will be rescheduled to Friday 11 March; the Adelaide Oval’s Sunday 13 March performance will now take place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre with no change to the date.
Upon the tour announcement late last year, fans were rapt at the news that one of the world’s biggest bands would be performing across the country and the excitement continues to build as the March dates draw closer.
Their last tour down under in 2009 was the hottest of the year, with their shows selling out in minutes. This summer The Frontier Touring Company are thrilled to confirm the much anticipated return of Kings Of Leon with concerts scheduled for Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in March 2011.
Already established as one of the hottest bands in the world, Kings Of Leon reaffirmed their status in October this year, soaring straight to the top of the ARIA charts with their fifth studio album Come Around Sundown (out now through Sony) debuting at number one and securing Platinum status in quick succession.
Rihanna’s single “Only Girl (In The World)” becomes the first single this year to move back up to #1 position, chalking up four weeks on top of the ARIA Singles Chart in the process. The last time this happened was in September last year when David Guetta and “Sexy Bitch” enjoyed a split seven-week run at number one. Meanwhile on the ARIA Album Chart this week, Kings Of Leon continue to dominate with “Come Around Sundown” accruing two consecutive weeks at the pinnacle of the chart.
Further ARIA Album Chart action this week includes a number two debut for “Triple J’s Like A Version 6” release, compiled from various artists – it’s the most successful of this series to date, the closest any of the previous versions got to top spot on the main album chart was “Like A Version 3” at #24 in September 2007. Rod Stewart enjoys the greatest success for his “Songbook” series to date, with “Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V” debuting at #4. All previous titles have hit the top 15, with the first 3 reaching top 10 and “It Had To Be You – The Great American Songbook” peaking at #5 in May 2003. Adam Lambert hits the top 5 for the first time after a massively success run of Australian tour dates – “For Your Entertainment” moving up a place to #5, just ahead of Angus & Julia Stone who are edging closer to the top once again with “Down The Way’ up from 9 to 6. With a hot new single and a wedding under her belt, girl of the moment Katy Perry also moves forward, with “Teenage Dream” up from 10 to 7.
Susan Boyle achieves a further milestone as Mumford & Sons and Muse blast up ARIA Charts…
Holding tight at the top of the ARIA Albums Chart for a tenth consecutive week is Susan Boyle’s mammoth debut release “I Dreamed A Dream”, which becomes only the second album since 2000 to remain at number one for ten weeks straight. The Moulin Rouge soundtrack accrued eleven weeks running in 2001, with three other releases chalking up ten or more non-consecutive weeks at number one in the last decade. The most recent album to eclipse the ten-week mark was “Only By The Night” from Kings Of Leon, which spent fourteen weeks in peak position over three instalments in 2008/2009. Dominating the ARIA Singles Chart for the fifth week straight is Owl City‘s double platinum smash “Fireflies”, which also achieves its sixth week at the top of the ARIA Digital Tracks Chart. Continue reading ARIA Chart News – w/c 1st February 2010→
The Black Eyed Peas blast up the ARIA Album Chart this week as their hit record “The E.N.D.” returns to the top for the third time, coinciding with their massive Australian tour. It reached No.1 on debut in June and again in August, staying in place for a week on both occasions. The last album to have three separate stints at the top of the album chart was Kings Of Leon’s “Only By The Night”. David Guetta’s “Sexy Bitch” (featuring Akon) holds at the top of the ARIA Singles Chart, racking up a massive seven weeks and joining Flo Rida’s “Right Round” and “I Gotta Feeling” from The Black Eyed Peas as the longest running chart-topping singles of 2009. Continue reading ARIA Chart News, w/c 12 October 2009→
THE MUSIC COMMUNITY UNITE FOR TWO VERY SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERTS SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 – MCG & SCG
The devastation of the current Victorian bushfires has left few unaffected. In response to our nation’s greatest ever natural disaster Australia’s music community have banded together for two stadium benefit concerts scheduled to run simultaneously in both Melbourne and Sydney on Saturday March 14, 2009 under the unified banner of SOUND RELIEF.
Lily Allen debuts at Number One on ARIA Album Chart
Lily Allen’s new album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You” has raced straight to number one on the ARIA Album Chart this week, eclipsing her debut album “Alright Still” which peaked at #7 back in 2006. At the same time, “The Fear” has earned Lily her first top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart, moving up from 13 to 8 this week.
In addition to Lily Allen, there are two further top 40 album debuts this week. Coming in at #3 is The Fray with their sophomore release “The Fray”, the follow up to “How To Save A Life” which hit #1 on the ARIA Album Chart in March 2007, some 9 months after release. Impacting at #21 is Ben Lee’s “The Rebirth Of Venus”, his sixth album since “Breathing Tornadoes” was released in 1998.
Kings Of Leon’s album “Only By The Night” has become the most successful charting album since James Blunt’s “Back To Beldam” hit the ARIA Charts in 2005/2006. “Only By The Night” has now been placed at number one for ten weeks, including six consecutive weeks, for a total of twenty one weeks in the album chart.
The Fray and Kings Of Leon hold on ARIA Charts this week … The Fray’s single “You Found Me” has topped both the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts for a second week, as Kings Of Leon’s album “Only By The Night” chalks up its ninth week at #1 on the ARIA Album Chart. André Rieu’s “Live In Australia” release has also held at one again on the ARIA Music DVD chart, spending 8 weeks on the top of the chart with a certification of 21 times Platinum!
The Fray’s single “You Found Me” has achieved simultaneous number ones, taking over top spot on the ARIA Singles and Digital Track Charts this week. No strangers to success on our shores, their single “How To Save A Life” peaked at #2 on the ARIA Singles Chart in February 2007. On the ARIA Album Chart, it’s Kings Of Leon dominating number one for a further week – their album “Only By The Night” has now spent 19 weeks in the top 4, eight weeks at number one, and was the highest charting album on the 2008 ARIA Top 100 Album Chart. André Rieu’s “Live In Australia” continues to monopolise the ARIA Music DVD chart, stringing together 7 consecutive weeks at one.
This week’s ARIA Album Chart top 5 has Kings Of Leon at 1, P!nk’s “Funhouse” at 2 and Twilight Soundtrack at 3. Moving up a spot to 4 is Lady GaGa’s “The Fame” and rounding out the 5, AC/DC’s “Black Ice”. Debuting at 21 is Taylor Swift with her US #1 album “Fearless” and at 33, Antony & The Johnsons with “The Crying Light”. Miley Cyrus re-enters the top 40 at 36 with “Breakout”.
“Low”, the double platinum smash from Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, has topped the ARIA 2008 Top 100 Singles and Digital Track Charts*. “Low” spent three weeks at number one, an incredible 19 weeks in the top 10 and 37 weeks in the top 50, ensuring it was the dominant single of 2008. Flo Rida also had a further two singles within the top 100 and the album “Mail On Sunday” landed at #66 on the ARIA 2008 Top 100 Album Chart*.
The number one album of 2008 came from Kings Of Leon – the US rock band’s fourth studio album “Only By The Night” outselling all other releases to claim top spot on the ARIA 2008 Top 100 Album Chart. The band’s dominance was clearly evident by the success of the first two singles lifted from the album, with “Sex On Fire” spending 4 weeks at number one during the latter part of ’08, finishing at #5 on the end of year chart, with “Use Somebody” at #30. Chalking up sales in excess of 350,000 units, “Only By The Night” spent 4 weeks at number one and has not left the top 5 since its release. Topping off an incredible year for the band, their previous albums “Because Of The Times” and “Aha Shake Heartbreak” landed at #46 and #81 respectively in the end of year chart.