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Kings of Leon to play MTV Movie Awards in L.A.

The Kings of Leon perform at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London February 18, 2009. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

NEW YORK (Billboard) - Kings of Leon have joined Eminem on the performance lineup for the MTV Movie Awards, which will take place in Los Angeles on May 31, the network said Wednesday.

The southern rock band, which launched a North American tour last month, will perform “Use Somebody,” the current single from its album “Only By The Night.” The event will take place at the Gibson Amphitheatre near Hollywood.

“Only by the Night” has sold 673,000 copies in the United States since its release last September, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Lead single “Sex on Fire” spent eight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s airplay-based Modern Rock chart.

(Editing by Dean Goodman)