It's certainly all systems go for the Kings of Leon shows coming during the summer - Paul Weller has been unveiled as the key support for their upcoming Hyde Park concerts on 22nd and 23rd June. The influential founder of The Jam will head-up an impressive list of supporting acts that will also include White Lies, Mona and Zac Brown Band.
Tickets for both days are still available for £50.55 plus fees, although availability is bound to start diminishing after these names get bandied around. Each day starts at around 4pm and you can expect a huge crowd to attend both of these open-air gigs.
In 2010, Weller was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for his most recent studio-album "Wake Up The Nation" and picked up an Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award. For a taste of the man's live energy and musical passion, you should check out his "Find The Torch, Burn The Plans" live DVD/CD package issued in December last year. Weller also appears on long-time collaborator Steve Cradock's new album "Peace City West", due out on 4th April (review soon come!).
Other Kings Of Leon open-air concerts in Coventry, Sunderland and Manchester will also feature White Lies and Mona (but NOT Weller). White Lies' last album "Ritual" made #3, while a new single ("Strangers") sees the light of day on Monday (21st). Sunderland has sold out but Coventry (seats only left) and Manchester are still available for £45.96 and £48.51 respectively.