Update 10:28 a.m.: The Features camp says the rumor is not true, and that Majestico and Cortney Tidwell will open the show.
If you've played in a local rock band any time in the last decade, then you know that there's no better gig to get in Middle Tennessee than opening for The Features.
If we're to believe the British press, it's a gig so coveted even superstars-on-sabbatical Kings of Leon want in on the action. This weekend, both NME and The Daily Mirror reported that KoL are secretly slated to open The Features' Feb. 5 Exit/In show.
The Kings' label imprint 429 Records, a partnership with Bug Music, is set to release The Features' Some Kind of Salvation in the U.K. next month.
Of course, this isn't the first time rumors of a secret KoL show have made their way around the Internet. Certainly, you remember the side-splitting fallout that ensued after 500 thought-challenged KoL fans were punked into seeing the literate homoerotic electro-cabaret performance art of Spring Hill Spider Party at Mercy Lounge because they didn't have the forethought to check Pollstar and see that the brothers Followill were playing an arena gig in Vancouver that night.
Anyhow, given the sources of this rumor, I'd give the KoL fans much better odds of catching the group this time around. We'll work on confirming this, so check back for updates. Until then, if you'd like to take your chances, you can purchase tickets to the show here. Even if Caleb & Co. end up as no-shows, you're still guaranteed a full set by The Features--I'm fairly certain it won't suck.