Kings Of Leon star Nathan Followill has warned fans not to buy tickets for their upcoming London show from touts as they are testing out a new scheme to eliminate scalping. The rockers will play a show at the British capital's Shepherd's Bush Empire venue on Friday (09Aug13) ahead of a huge headlining set at the U.K.'s V Festival later this month (Aug13).
The show will be completely ticketless as fans are asked to simply bring along the credit card they used to book their seats, and Followill has issued a public warning to anyone hoping to gain access to the gig at the last minute.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Tomorrow's show is a paperless ticket only (sic) so please don't buy anything otherwise. I don't want you good people getting duped by fakes."
The Kings Of Leon kept their promise to meet a male fan who stripped off at their gig in Birmingham, England on Tuesday (09Jul13) by inviting him backstage at their second show in the city. Jimmy Dorris shed his clothes and then stood on audience members' shoulders to get a better look at the band onstage at the LG Arena, much to the bemusement of the group.
Bassist Jared Followill posted a photo of the man on his Twitter.com with the caption, "Great show Birmingham! This is not what we mean when we say Dump 'Em Out", while bandmate Nathan Followill promised to buy the fan a beer at their follow-up concert on Wednesday night (10Jul13).
Dorris headed backstage at the show and uploaded a photo of him posing with the rockers, adding, "The greatest band on earth! Thank you so much... for making my dream come true!"
Nathan Followill jokingly replied, "Barely recognised u (sic) fully dressed."
Rockers the Kings Of Leon were left stunned during a gig in Birmingham, England on Tuesday (09Jul13) when a male fan stripped off to crowd surf. The Use Somebody hitmakers didn't know where to look when the uninhibited streaker got naked and at one point stood on fellow fans' shoulders to get a better look at the band onstage at the LG Arena.
Bassist Jared Followill posted a photo of the man on his Twitter.com with the caption, "Great show Birmingham! This is not what we mean when we say Dump 'Em Out."
Bandmate Nathan Followill is hoping the mystery man shows up at the group's second LG Arena gig on Wednesday night (10Jul13), tweeting, "Hey Birmingham sausage man, if you're on twitter, DM me. We owe you a beer tomorrow night."
Billy Ray Cyrus, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are among the stars who have reached out to Randy Travis following his hospitalisation on Sunday (07Jul13). The 54-year-old singer is in a critical condition at a hospital in Dallas, Texas after suffering complications stemming from a recently diagnosed viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by an infection.
Travis' country peers have now sent him messages of support via Twitter.com, with Cyrus writing, "Thoughts and prayers for my buddy Randy Travis" and Paisley adding, "Sending prayers and well wishes to Randy Travis."
Underwood tweets, "Thinking about my friend, Randy Travis, tonight. Hope he gets better soon", Rodney Atkins states, "Sending prayers and get well wishes out to Randy Travis today. Keep him in your prayers y'all (sic)" and Kings of Leon rocker Nathan Followill tells his followers he is "sending good vibes" to the singer.
Country singer Tracy Lawrence adds, "Sending a get well message out to my buddy Randy Travis tonight. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery."
"Happy Independence Day. May your beers be cold and your fireworks bright and loud. Lee Greenwood's God Bless The USA on repeat all day." Kings Of Leon star Nathan Followill celebrates America's holiday.
"Thanks for all of the birthday wishes. I'm having the best day with my family & 2nite the wine will flow like the salmon of capistrano." Kings Of Leon star Nathan Followill celebrates his birthday as a new dad.
"Super bummed @JessieBaylin put furniture in the new house before I could have my old school roller skate party." Kings Of Leon star Nathan Followill jokes about not getting the chance to christen his new home with a party.
Nathan Followill, Bret Michaels and Kiss are among the stars who have saluted America's troops on the country's Memorial Day (27May13). A number of famous faces have spoken out to pay tribute to U.S. soldiers and urge fellow Americans to properly observe Monday's (27May13) holiday, which commemorates the contribution of servicemen and women.
Poison star Michaels performed at the Indianapolis 500 event in Speedway, Indiana on Friday (24May13) and brought three serving soldiers on stage with him to receive applause from the crowd, and he was open in his appreciation for them in a post on his Twitter.com page on Monday, writing, "I'll never forget the continued sacrifices our troops make to protect our freedom. Respect. Appreciation."
Fellow rockers KISS, who are big supporters of military charities, posted a statement on their official website urging fans not to forget the real meaning of Memorial Day.
It reads, "As Americans we need to remember that the day we see as a holiday is actually a time to pay tribute and remember all the brave members of the Armed Forces fighting on our behalf, facing the ultimate sacrifice daily. KISS remembers and honors all our brave soldiers lost in all wars and prays for the safe return of all those fighting now."
Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack adds in a post on Twitter.com, "I hope every1 (sic) is having a gr8 (great) Memorial Day weekend. However we must not forget what this day actually stands for. Take a minute to reflect," and Kings of Leon star Nathan Followill writes, "Thank you to all who have served, sacrificed & are currently serving in our armed forces. Happy Memorial Day. Proud of my grandpa. Korean War."
Billy Ray Cyrus writes, "Pray for our troops today... give thanks for our Veterans" and fellow country star Alan Jackson offers, "On this Memorial Day, we remember the men and women who lost their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces."
Other stars to have sent out Memorial Day messages in support of U.S. troops include Carrie Underwood, the Jonas Brothers, Mia Farrow, Nick Lachey, Darius Rucker, Rose McGowan and Patricia Arquette.
Actress Olivia Munn and rocker Nathan Followill are praying their families, friends and fans in Oklahoma stay safe after tornadoes ripped through the state on Monday (20May13). The Newsroom star took to her Twitter.com account to express her fears for her relatives, revealing they had taken cover in a safehouse to wait out the storms.
She wrote, "Tornado just landed down in Oklahoma... My family is in their storm shelter. Hope everyone is getting somewhere safe!!"
Moments later, she added, "School in Oklahoma totalled by a tornado, homes destroyed and there are people trapped under debris. Please get somewhere safe!!!"
Kings of Leon drummer Followill was also worrying about the safety of his family members in Oklahoma as he tuned into TV news coverage of the devastation.
He wrote, "My prayers are with my family & all those who are in the path of these tornados in Oklahoma. I'm in shock from the damage I'm seeing."
They weren't the only ones concerned for residents of the state - country star Reba McEntire tweeted, "All my prayers go out to the folks in Oklahoma dealing with these tornados. Stay safe everyone!!!!", while Blake Shelton, who lives in the state with his wife Miranda Lambert, added, "Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now... Get somewhere safe!!!"
Glee star Matthew Morrison, Kristin Chenoweth, William Shatner and Alyssa Milano are also among the stars whose thoughts are with those in the path of destruction.