Opening Artist: Transviolet Los Angeles-based trio LANY was formed in Nashville in 2014 by three friends: Paul Jason Klein from Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Leslie Priest and Jake Goss from Nashville. Crafting dreamy pop with an R&B spirit, the members of LANY each studied music in college and are multi-instrumentalists. During a trip from L.A. to Nashville, Klein hooked up with Priest and Goss, who were working on their own project, WRLDS. They decided to start something new together and LANY was born. The band's name (pronounced Lay-nee) is a nod to Los Angeles and New York, marking their desire to spread their music from coast to coast. That music combines the feel of '80s radio pop, '90s R&B soul, and atmospheric synths. They recorded their first two songs -- Hot Lights and Walk Away -- in four days. Continuing a prolific streak, they issued the three-song debut EP Acronyms and the five-track I Loved You. They continued to build a following while on the road, touring with Troye Sivan, Ellie Goulding, Halsey, and X Ambassadors.