Thursday 23 October 2014

Kings of Leon tee off relaxing holiday in Dublin ahead of Marlay Park gig

Laura Larkin

Published 02/07/2014 | 08:22

Nathan and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon with Lucas Teixeria at Rathfarnham Castle Golf Club
Nathan and Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon with Lucas Teixeria at Rathfarnham Castle Golf Club

Rockers Kings of Leon got into the swing of things ahead of their Marlay park gig with a round of golf.

Two members of the Sex on Fire band swapped their instruments for golf clubs before the huge concert on Friday.

Brothers Nathan and Caleb Followill took in 18 holes at the Castle Golf Club in Rathfarnham on Monday.

The pair tried to keep a low profile when they arrived at the exclusive Dublin 14 club.

Teeing off at 2pm the Nashville rockers just missed an opportunity to mix with our very own Danny O'Reilly from the Coronas.

The Irish star blew the band members' cover, however, when he confirmed that it was in fact the famous musicians making their way around the course ahead of him.

It takes a rock star to recognise one it seems.

Drummer Nathan and guitarist Caleb are avid golfers and they completed the course easily - though it's not clear who won.

Golfing in the Dublin sunshine is thirsty work and the pair took a break on the ninth to enjoy a pint to cool off.

The lads were relaxed and nipped in for another drink in the clubhouse after their four-hour round where they chatted with other golfers and staff.

Golf was not the only sport on the agenda for the Use Somebody singers during the first leg of their two-part Dublin stay.

Jared Followill teased fans with pictures of pints of Guinness in the ICE bar in the Four Seasons Hotel where he watched the World Cup clash between France and Nigeria on Monday.

He posted a picture of the pint to his Instagram account and one Irish fan was lucky enough to track the singer down as he enjoyed a meal with his cousin and band-mate Matthew.

The band are staying in the hotel for the duration of their working holiday in Ireland.

Nathan also tweeted the next day that he was 'tail-gating' the USA match in the Dublin sunshine.

Yesterday the band jetted to Swansea for another instalment of their world-wide tour.

The gig will be their first Irish concert since they headlined Slane in a sold-out show in 2011.

Dublin band Kodaline will support the band on Friday.

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