THE Kings of Leon have announced their special guests for their huge outdoor show at the Ricoh Arena in May.
The American band’s hotly tipped fellow Nashville residents Mona will be performing at the stadium in Coventry along with White Lies on bank holiday Monday, May 30.
The five-piece White Lies, who originate from Ealing in London, are made up of lead vocalist and guitarist Harry McVeigh, bass guitarist and backing vocalist Charles Cave and drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown with Tommy Bowen and Rob Lee who join the band for their live shows.
They were named as ones to watch in 2009 by the BRITs Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2009 poll while their debut album in the same year, To Lose My Life, reached number one in the UK albums chart. Their second album Ritual was released in January.
Mona will be appearing at the Ricoh Arena just days after their debut album, Mona, is released in the UK on May 16.
The band features Nick Brown (vocals and guitar), Vince Gard (drums), Zach Lindsey (bass) and Jordan Young (guitar).
They were awarded the Brand New for 2011 title at the MTV Awards after also appearing in the BBC’s Sound of 2011 poll.
Justine Hewitt, events manager at the Ricoh Arena, said: “Anyone who has seen Kings of Leon perform in concert will testify just how great they are live.
“They will be perfectly complemented by White Lies and Mona whose style of music and stage presence is ideal ahead of Kings of Leon coming on stage.
“It is now just over two months away to their date at the Ricoh Arena and the fact we are the first outdoor show on their UK summer tour will make the night even more special.”
The last remaining tickets are on sale now and are available from www.seetickets.com/Tour/KINGS-OF-LEON, www.ticketmaster.co.uk and www.livenation.co.ukHospitality packages are available from www.ricoharena.com, by calling 0844 873 6350 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
King’s Of Leon are coming to Coventry as part of a nationwide tour. Visit www.kingsofleon.com.