Kings of Leon. Photo provided.
Kings of Leon. Photo provided.

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Written by: Matthew McGuire

Kings of Leon are set to perform on New Years Eve this year at the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway in downtown Nashville.

The attendance at Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway has continued to grow since starting up seven years ago. In 2014, the free event resulted in a record crowd of over 130,000 people and was televised nationally as part of ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve international broadcast.

While the crowd size will not be confirmed until the conclusion of the event, the NCVC is logistically planning for 150,000 fans on Broadway, the largest crowd size ever for a Nashville concert and the largest Music City New Year’s Eve event to date.

“I can think of no place I’d rather play New Year’s Eve than at home with 100,000 of my closest friends,” said Nathan Followill.

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After seeing the group perform at Bonnaroo 2010, the Hangout Music Festival in 2013, hearing about their infamous moment on stage with a group of unruly pigeons, and talking with others about the group, I find this decision by the band to be wise beyond their years.

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In all honesty, most rock fans want a band that they can connect to. In the past, I have felt reserved feelings from the band towards the audience. This move to play on New Year’s Eve at home with the momentum that has been building in Nashville on this holiday is a great way to connect with the audience.


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