October 27, 2016
On Saturday, November 5th, global rock superstars Kings of Leon will be taking to the streets of Rotterdam for a special MTV World Stage production at the Old Luxor Theater the evening before they perform on the Ahoy Rotterdam stage at the 2016 MTV EMAs. The Best Alternative nominated band is no stranger to the MTV EMAs. Kings of Leon have rocked EMA audiences twice before, most recently setting fire to the 2013 MTV EMA stage with their performance of "Beautiful War." The globally-renowned group's performance in Rotterdam follows previous World Stage performances in Hamburg and Dublin, the latter of which earned Kings of Leon a prior MTV EMA nomination. WALLS, which was released last week on October 14th, is the multi-platinum selling band's seventh studio album release since their debut in 2003, and features single "Waste a Moment."
The 2016 MTV EMAs will broadcast live around the globe from the Ahoy Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6 at 9pm CET.
The band joins an already star-studded EMA lineup hosted and featuring a performance by Bebe Rehxa, with additional performances by Bruno Mars, OneRepublic, Martin Garrix, Afrojack, Shawn Mendes, DNCE, Lukas Graham, Zara Larsson and more.
Since their debut in 2003, Kings of Leon (Caleb (guitar/vocals), Nathan (drums), Jared (bass) and Matthew Followill (guitar)) have released six albums (Youth & Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004), Because of the Times (2007), Only by the Night (2008), Come Around Sundown (2010) and Mechanical Bull (2013)), sold over 18 million albums and over 24 million singles worldwide. The multi-platinum selling band has had five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, all six of their studio albums on Billboard's Top 200 list and two singles that reached #1 on Modern Rock radio. In addition, they have had seven Grammy Nominations, four Grammy Award wins, three NME Awards, two Brit Awards and one Juno Award. They have toured all over the world, playing at top venues and headlining major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Glastonbury. Kings of Leon released their seventh studio album WALLS this fall.
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About the 2016 MTV EMAS
The 2016 MTV EMAs, in partnership with Évos headphones, will broadcast LIVE across the globe on Sunday, 6th November at 9:00PM CET** from the Ahoy Rotterdam, in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with support from Rotterdam Festivals, Rotterdam Partners and the city of Rotterdam. One of the biggest global music events of the year that celebrates the hottest artists from around the world, the MTV EMAs bring music fans a unique, multi-platform experience across MTV's global network of more than 60 channels and over 300 digital media properties and platforms. Follow @MTVEMA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine, and join the conversation with #MTVEMA. Fans are invited to participate in the 2016 MTV EMA campaign using MTV Bump. Bruce Gillmer and Richard Godfrey are Executive Producers for the 2016 MTV EMAs. Debbie Phillips and Chloe Mason are Producers. For MTV EMA news, updates and press materials please visit
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