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Here's how to royally kick off your Friday: Invite the Kings of Leon to the TODAY plaza for a special outdoor concert ... and watch their legions of loyal subjects fill the place with big-time energy!
The band of brothers Caleb, Jared, Matthew and Nathan Followill have been delighting crowds with their blend of Southern rock and blues since the early '00s, and released their seventh studio album "WALLS" on Friday.
That's enough reason to cheer right there!
"There's some really honest songs on this album, and we kind of feell like they were love songs," said singer Caleb, as the band prepared to play songs like "Waste a Moment," "Use Somebody" and "Reverend."
Naturally, fans arrived early enough to catch some rehearsal music:
Plus show off their special badges:
And unabashed fan Carson Daly had a whole inspirational Twitter story to share about the band:
Who knew we could thank Kings of Leon for "The Voice"?
Clearly, fans will be thanking them all morning, so stay tuned for more videos and interviews!
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