Kings Of Leon In Ryan Dunn Tribute

During Hyde Park show
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Kings of Leon have paid tribute to late Jackass star Ryan Dunn during their show at Hyde Park.

Announced last year, Kings Of Leon's dates in Hyde Park promise to be one of the summer's biggest live music events. Thousands of fans descended on London, with support from Paul Weller, White Lies and more.

Starting in the afternoon, many fans arrived early to soak up the support slots. Playing one of his only London shows in 2011, Paul Weller delighted fans with an energetic set which dropped in a few old favourites.

With the audience beginning to swell, White Lies had the crowd singing along to their epic anthems. The trio are battle hardened after extensive touring, with their set paving the way for the Followills.

Sold out months in advance, Kings Of Leon took to the stage last night in front of an enormous crowd. Playing a lengthy set which drew from each of their studio albums, the band seemed to enjoy every second.

Bass player Jared Followill gave fans a scare early yesterday (June 22nd) after revealing that he was suffering from flu. Yet the Kings Of Leon star showed no signs of fatigue, driving the set forward.

At one point, the group paid tribute to their friend Ryan Dunn. The Jackass star was close to the Followills, and sadly died in a tragic car accident earlier this week.

Charging through a memorable set, the band decided to dedicate 'McFearless' to their friend. Caleb Followill led the tribute, asking the audience to to toast "a friend of ours who's passed away", adding: "This is for Ryan".

This is the first time Kings Of Leon have commented publicly on the death of their friend. After news of Ryan Dunn's death broke Jared Followill sent fans a Twitter message saying: "I'm heartbroken to say that our great friend we made over the last 8 months has passed away. Honestly in shock. Devastated. RIP Ryan Dunn."

The show was an overwhelming success, with another performance set to follow tonight (June 23rd).

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