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Kings of Leon at Xfinity Center August 9

Kings of Leon opened their Mechanical Bull Tour at the Xfinity Center on the perfect summer night with their latest single “Supersoaker”. As the colorful spotlights shined onto the fans, their senses were overloaded with breathtaking projections that were easily mistaken for a well-edited and well-orchestrated concert video.

Kings of Leon at Xfinity Center on August 9
Stephanie Rose

“It’s official you guys are the best crowd on this tour so far.” -Caleb Followill, front man of Kings of Leon.

The crowd roared so loud at one point that the Kings were unable to continue and were left standing, just smiling in awe. Throughout the show cameras were strewn across the stage. In high definition members of the band were blown up ten feet tall, nearly as large as their presence.

At times the video show expressed the presence of the audience, yet it also enforced a shared reality where everyone was treated to the same highlights, the same angles, the same cuts, they could truly live a live music video in the making.

Fans were spoiled with an hour and fifty minute set list but they were in for still another treat. As Kings of Leon played the opening chords of The Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” the crowd was ecstatic- smiling and crying out in pure joy.

Every song in the set showcased a different film for the fans to view filled with live overlay effects including grey and gradient filters to blended into the time period highlighted. This show was truly a once in a life time experience that the fans will never forget. Kings of Leon left a lasting impression in the ears, eyes, and hearts of the audience.

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