Kings Of Leon kicked off the 2021 NFL Draft to a lot controversy. Fans requested if it was ‘2008,’ whereas others have been getting moody that the band ‘played too long’ and thus delayed the primary decide.
Tough crowd. Kings Of Leon opened the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland with a grand efficiency, however not everybody appreciated this throwback to the late aughts — or how lengthy it took. While the Grammy-nominated band continues to place out new music — the truth is, they simply launched a brand new album in 2021 — the four-member band made up of brothers Caleb, Nathan, and Jared Followill and cousin Matthew Followill is primarily recognized for his or her late-2000’s hits like “Use Somebody.” Ironically, which is what they carried out on the draft, which is partially why followers thought the band was an odd selection for an occasion during which many faculty soccer stars (AKA, Gen Z athletes) are shifting as much as the NFL.
— NFL Brasil (@NFLBrasil) April 30, 2021
“Kings of Leon performing “Use Somebody” on the #NFLDraft. Is it 2008?,” one fan asked on Twitter, whereas one other viewer tweeted, “Kings of Leon kicking off tonight’s 2021 NFL draft coverage with their 2008 smash hit ‘Use Somebody’ is a perfect reminder of how in touch the league is with their fans.”
kings of leon on the nfl draft??? pic.twitter.com/JaqqOFSHBd
— 𝙰𝚟𝚊 ʕ ﹒︣ ᴥ ﹒︣ ʔ (@avatarrant) April 29, 2021
— Nick Parco (@nick_parco) April 30, 2021
Meanwhile, different followers didn’t take problem with who was on the NFL stage. They did take problem with the truth that the Kings Of Leon’s efficiency went previous 8 p.m. ET — which is when the draft was scheduled to start. “Less Kings of Leon, more draft picks, please,” ESPN reporter Courtney R. DraftScout tweeted, whereas others posted GIFs of Judge Judy impatiently tapping her wristwatch.
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) April 30, 2021
About 20 or so minutes previous 8 p.m., followers lastly got to observe because the Jackson Jaguars, who had No. 1 decide within the draft, choose Trevor Lawrence because the crew’s new quarterback. “Why did it take 25 mins for Lawrence to be announced is my question,” one fan grumpily tweeted, to which information anchor David Wade quipped, “Because we needed to hear music from the up and coming Kings of Leon.”
Because we wanted to listen to music from the up and coming Kings of Leon.
— David Wade (@davidwade) April 30, 2021
Of course, there have been additionally folks more than pleased to see the Kings of Leon performing stay as soon as once more, their first time doing so in over a yr because of the pandemic. And it was unsurprising that the NFL picked a Grammy-winning various rock band to play proper close by the Rock Hall of Fame. The household band even took a mini area journey contained in the museum earlier than their efficiency, the place they checked out an exhibit about cryptocurrency that the rock stars have been featured in.