Rockers Kings Of Leon shut down New York City's Rockefeller Center on Friday (31Jul09) after thousands of fans turned out to welcome the band back to America.
The Sex on Fire hitmakers, from Nashville, Tennessee, took more time to build a fanbase in their native U.S. after enjoying massive success in the U.K. and abroad.
On their return from Europe, organisers of breakfast programme the Today Show informed the musicians more than 20,000 fan pass requests had been made for the free performance - a new record for the ongoing summer concert series.
And frontman Caleb Followill admits the rockers are happy to return stateside: "We've been touring for well over a year now. It feels like we never get off tour. We're coming to the point where we finally can get to play and spend more time in America. It's a little easier to travel around home."