Kings Of Leon have released the fittingly titled song ‘Going Nowhere’ which has been shared with accompanying black and white visuals.
The sombre track’s monochrome video that solely features frontman Caleb Followill was directed by Casey McGrath and filmed live in Nashville. The video’s caption reads: “Stay safe. Stay home. We will see you as soon as we can,” as well as featuring a plea for fans to support Live Nation’s relief fund for live music crews effected by COVID-19.
In February, the band released details of a UK tour which is set to take place this summer including a date at Finsbury Park on June 28th where they were set to be joined by Courteeners, Cage The Elephant, Inhaler, Soccer Mommy and the Big Moon. The Followhill’s are also scheduled to take their tour to Newcastle’s Utilita Arena, Leeds’ First Direct Arena and Dublin’s RDS Arena, however; all of these shows now look in doubt due to the global coronavirus pandemic which has caused a host of events including Glastonbury and All Points East to be cancelled.
The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of April 1st, more than 860,184 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 42,345 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 180 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and many more. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy, Spain, Germany, France and the UK, the WHO stated that Europe became the epicentre of the pandemic after the strict lockdown in China saw reduced numbers. Now, however, as the virus continues to spread aggressively across The United States—who have more confirmed cases than any other country—the epicentre of coronavirus is expected to be officially changed to North America.