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Kings of Leon rolling into Xcel Center on Oct. 18 with Dawes

Kings of Leon, from left: Jared, Matthew, Caleb and Nathan Followill. / AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Kings of Leon, from left: Jared, Matthew, Caleb and Nathan Followill. / AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

After they infamously burnt out on touring in 2011 and went on a lengthy hiatus, Kings of Leon are showing no sign of fatigue this year, which is good news for Twin Cities fans. The Tennessee rockers have announced an Oct. 18 date at Xcel Energy Center, part of a fall trek hitting cities that missed out on their many dates this spring and summer.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. via Ticketmaster for $35-$85. Another band made up of siblings, Dawes -- who count the Twin Cities as one of their best markets – will open the show. Pre-sale offers begin Wednesday.

KoL last played the Twin Cities in 2014 to a half-full Target Center crowd supporing their poorly received album, “Mechanical Bull.” Last year’s follow-up record, “Walls,” has fared better, especially now that the latest single, “Waste a Moment,” is earning ample AAA radio play.

Prince's Revolution added to the Bon Iver-led Rock the Garden 2017

Mark Brown and Wendy Melvoin of the Revolution at First Avenue last September. / Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

Mark Brown and Wendy Melvoin of the Revolution at First Avenue last September. / Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune

The Prince celebration will continue at Rock the Garden this year. Fresh off Friday’s Paisley Park gigs, his “Purple Rain”-era bandmates in the Revolution are among the names newly announced to join Bon Iver at this year’s big music fest July 22 outside Walker Art Center.

Other acts on the 2017 lineup will include New Orleans’ hard-boogying rock genius Benjamin Booker, wryly poetic indie-rock wunderkinds Car Seat Headrest and “You and I” rocker Margaret Glaspy. The festival will also feature an all-local second stage located in the Walker’s newly refurbished sculpture garden, with Dave Simonett’s rocky Trampled by Turtles offshoot Dead Man Winter, bombastic teen punks Bruise Violet and prolific 23-year-old rapper Dwynell Roland.

Both Booker and Glaspy went over well in recent summers at Festival Palomino. Booker also debuted wild new material at last month’s South by Southwest Music Conference, adding to anticipation for his overdue second record, coming in early June. Car Seat Headrest was rather dudly and discombobulated in its Triple Rock set last year, but Will Toldeo and his band put out one of the most deservedly acclaimed records of last year.

Dead Man Winter could use a nice, cheery summer gig like RTG, following last week’s news that a large swath of the band’s personal gear, equipment and money was stolen out of its van at a tour date in St. Lous. A GoFundMe campaign was started and has already raised more than $20,000.

The Revolution is playing tour dates through the summer following last week’s shows for the Celebration at Paisley Park, which shut out many local fans with its $500-$1,000 passes. Tickets to the band’s three emotional shows at First Avenue last September also sold out right away.

Almost two-thirds of the tickets to RTG 2017 were already sold during a two-day stretch after Bon Iver was announced in December. The rest will go on sale for Walker and Minnesota Public Radio members starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. for $69 via RocktheGardenFestival.com.

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