Kings Of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour
Kings Of Leon have officially announced the cancellation of their remaining U.S. tour dates after Friday night's "fiasco" in Dallas, TX. Frontman Caleb Followill walked off stage claiming he was suffering from "heat exhaustion".
The band's publicist issued this following statement: "We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion. The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break."
The statement also says that the 28 dates "cannot be rescheduled due to the band's international tour schedule. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or via phones will be automatically refunded. The band will resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, BC, on September 28th. That show was originally schedule for September 14th."
The band was upset and had this to say via Twitter:
"Utterly depressed. It's completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I'd be there," bassist Jared Followill wrote. "Thanks to all my friends, family, & fans. I'm not going to stop working. I'm going to spend time writing songs and looking to the future."
Nathan Followill, drummer and the band's elder, followed that up by insisting the band was simply taking a break. "We just need some rest," he said. "Thanks 4 understanding. WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP!"