Fred Armisen to Direct Kings of Leon Concert

Erik Hayden
Fred Armisen to Direct Kings of Leon Concert

Fred Armisen is set to direct a forthcoming concert video for power rockers Kings of Leon.

The actor, star of IFC's irony-laden Portlandia sketch series, will oversee the live stream of the band's performance of songs like "Use Somebody" on August 9 in London. 

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The concert will be streamed online as part of the American Express Unstaged series, which has previously featured concerts by Vampire Weekend, Usher and Jack White.

Kings of Leon are touring in the lead up to the release of their latest album, Mechanical Bull, out on Sept. 24. They played their single "Supersoaker" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon earlier this week.

Armisen, who recently exited Saturday Night Live after 11 years, has directed videos for bands like the Tigers & Monkeys and Helio Sequence.

He was also the drummer for the hardcore band Trenchmouth and he wrote and directed a 1998 comedy short titled Guide to Music and South by Southwest.