Posted on January 11, 2013 at 6:20 AM

After much thought, I've decided to no longer continue posting on CloserToKOL.  Over the last few months, it has been increasingly difficult to find adequate time to run the website and give it the attention to detail it deserves.


I have enjoyed the experience of creating and running CloserToKOL immensely over the last several years and have met many wonderful people during this time. The website would not have been as successful without the help and contributions of many fans over the years, especially those who allowed me to publish their photos, videos, experiences etc. Also, having Revolver Films allowing me exclusive access during the promotion of Talihina Sky was invaluable.


I am, of course, still a huge Kings of Leon fan - always will be. I think taking a step back will allow me to enjoy being a fan again without the added pressure of publishing all the information – so from a selfish point of view, I’m quite looking forward to that.


I will leave this site "live" for the foreseeable future, so please feel free to still visit to watch your favourite videos, look at the extensive photo galleries, listen to live music or even use it as a "KOL Encyclopaedia" for past tour dates etc.


I will also leave the CloserToKOL Facebook open to enable anyone who may have a news story, tour info, new photos/videos etc to post the links on the Facebook Wall. This way, it can be used as a "Bulletin Board" and will hopefully keep everyone up-to-date with what’s going on in the world of Kings of Leon!


There are still a few T-Shirts left in the Sale and once these have sold out, the T-Shirt Store will be removed from the website, so if you want one, order it now!


Once again, my heartfelt thanks go out to everyone who has joined this website, followed me on Twitter and Tumblr or friended me on Facebook over the years and for your many contributions and lovely comments you have sent me that has made all the hard work worthwhile. Hopefully I will bump into some of you at future shows!


Finally, thanks to four talented musicians - Nathan, Caleb, Matthew & Jared for being, in my opinion, the best Rock Band of their generation. Can't wait to see them on the road this year and hear Album #6....


Love & Best Wishes

Lyanne x


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Reply Jenn A
6:19 PM on September 20, 2013 
KOL's new video for "Supersoaker" is something that you'd enjoy, I sure love the hell out of it.
Reply Holly
10:50 PM on April 10, 2013 
Thank you so much for this website, its sad to see it go & still great it can be kept to look through all the past photos and videos over again :) but its good you can become a full time fan again & you'll have more spare time for it now! Honestly don't know where I'm gonna go to find my much needed Followill Fix as no other website does it like you, thank you for all you've done on here for all of us KoL fans, it will be missed. Best wishes to you Lyanne! :) x
Reply Sheila Andrade
1:29 PM on March 17, 2013 
I feel devastated. Surely you've done an amazing job with this website, and now I don't quite know where I'm gonna find so much news, videos, pics about them. Sooooooooo sad, but you deserve a break...
I just wished someone could take the website and keep posting.
Anyway, best wishes Lyanne! =**
Reply Nayrice Wallace
9:53 AM on January 29, 2013 
Thank you so much for all your help for keeping us up to date with this fanatstic website, so pleased you are still keeping it 'live'.Don't know where to get my Followill Fix from now, but honestly you deserve a break and really hope you enjoy being fan without having to worry about anything. Thank you very much Lyanne for creating this webstie and sharing it with us! It surely will be missed. Hopefully we will all get to meet you one day and get to thank you ourselves! Best wishses Lyanne and have a great time!
-Nayrice :-)
Reply Austerich
11:00 PM on January 23, 2013 
This is a tragedy. Thank you for all of your hard work, I will miss this site dearly.
Reply fra
11:38 AM on January 14, 2013 
this is a tragedy in the life of a KOL fan! where am I gonna look for news now? it sounds like the end of an era.. but thanks Lyanne for all you've done .
Reply rickari_66
2:16 AM on January 12, 2013 
Thank you so much, Lyanne for your great job on this website! I can imagine the time and power you needed to keep it up-to-date this way. It really makes me sad that my "Followill-Fix" will last no longer. I'll surely miss it, but i also comprehend your decision. Enjoy being a KOL-Fan without 'duty'. I would be glad, if our paths cross some day again.
Love and best wishes, Karin
Reply tammy
4:25 PM on January 11, 2013 
Thank you Lyanne for your dedication through these past few years for us KOL fans. Will miss very much! TY for all you've done. Hope you pop in every once & a while to say Hello! Best wishes girl! :-)))))))
Reply Theo
1:15 PM on January 11, 2013 
Lyanne, thank you so much for the fantastic job you've done with this website! It has been the place to go for KoL information for a long time. While I'm sad to see it end, I understand that it must take away a lot of your free time. So, thanks again and best wishes to you in all your endeavors!

- Theo
Reply lolo boog
11:01 AM on January 11, 2013 
i would like to say thank you for all the time and effort you have spent dedicated to the website, and all of your other social media websites. it will be sad to see you go but is completely understandable! thank you soooo much for my KOL fix! enjoyed every minute of it! THANKS AGAIN!!
Reply Holocactus
10:10 AM on January 11, 2013 
Thank you Lyanne for all this years of dedication...i love the music and to know "Someone like You" ...a so hard working full time dedicated loving fan of a band like KOL...its been fantastic!

Love & Best Wishes to you...the KOL Number One fan in the world!