Kings Of Leon Wait Out Tropical Storm To Rock Festival

Kings of Leon weren’t going let a little (or even a lot) of rain and wind slow them down.

Postponed for a day after Tropical Storm Andrea flooded the Governors Ball, the band took to the stage Saturday for a make-up show.

“Looks like I get 2 melt your faces after all. Spread the good word,” Kings of Leon drummer Nathan Followill tweeted Saturday when the makeup show was announced.

Followill later said he was looking forward to playing the show under more favorable weather conditions.

“To say that I’m excited about tonight would be an understatement,” he added later. “First time in a long time that I’ll see the sunshine while I’m playing.”

Kings of Leon weren’t the only ones postponed by Tropical Storm Andrea.

“Due to sustained high winds and unsafe stage conditions, Kings of Leon and Pretty Lights are unable to perform,” the organizers of the New York City music festival tweeted Friday night. “Please get home safely.”

For Kings of Leon it was the first gig since announcing the release of their sixth studio album, Mechanical Bull.

Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill recently took to Twitter to answer fan questions about the band’s new album. When asked if the album would sound like earlier Kings of Leon efforts, Followill answered, “Not really. There are definitely elements of it. Songs. Not as a whole though. It’s a culmination of them.”

Followill also talked about the evolution of the band and the relaxed atmosphere in recording the newest album.

“I thought we were going to make a really mature album but I’m amazed how youthful it sounds.” he said in March. “It’s little a mix of Youth Young Manhood and Because Of The Times.

Kings of Leon, who had a breakout hit with the 2008 album Only by the Night, have four other albums, including Youth Young Manhood (2003), Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004), Because of the Times (2007), and Come Around Sundown (2010).

The new Kings of Leon album will be released September 24.