Kings of Leon have announced details of a series of huge headline outdoor shows for 2011 that will see one of the country's most adored bands perform in five UK cities this summer, including a return to London's Hyde Park the scene of last year's triumphant headline performance to 65,000 fans.

Tickets for the shows in Coventry, Sunderland, Manchester, London & Edinburgh go on sale on Wednesday 3rd of November at 9am.

Their highly acclaimed fifth album 'Come Around Sundown' became their third consecutive album to debut at number 1 when it topped the UK album charts last week on release, claiming both the biggest week one sales of the year & the biggest ever first week digital sales along the way.

The dates are as follows:

May

30th Coventry Ricoh Arena

June

17th Sunderland Stadium of Light
19th Manchester Lancashire County Cricket Ground
22nd London Hyde Park
26th Edinburgh Murrayfield Stadium