Setting the stage for some of this summer’s most talked about performances, MTV announced that rock icons Kings of Leon will perform at the “2009 MTV Movie Awards.” The band will perform their rock anthem “Use Somebody” from their hit album “Only By The Night.” Hosted by Andy Samberg, the “2009 MTV Movie Awards” will air in the US on Sunday, May 31st at 9PM. The show will also feature a musical performance by Eminem who will perform music from his anticipated new album “Relapse.”
Kings of Leon have thrived as one of the most popular artists to hit the music scene in recent years and their latest album “Only By The Night,” has sold almost four-million units world-wide. Their infectious single, “Sex On Fire,” topped the Modern Rock chart at number one for eight weeks straight and “Use Somebody,” the album’s second single, stayed at number one on the chart for three weeks straight. “Sex On Fire” also broke the record for biggest selling digital album and digital single of all time in the UK. Just completing their first-ever arena tour of America, following the MTV Movie Awards, Kings of Leon will be playing festivals worldwide all summer long and into the fall, including headlining slots at Lollapalooza and the Austin Limits City Festival.
MTV continues to deliver star power as Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Vanessa Hudgens, Leighton Meester, Jonah Hill and Lil Wayne were recently announced as part of the growing list of presenters. With a red carpet this hot, viewers can expect another year of incredible pairings and extreme moments.
Go to MovieAwards.MTV.com for more info.