Kings of Leon cancel US tour
Kings of Leon have canceled the remainder of the ongoing tour of the United States, which was scheduled to stop in Massachusetts for a show at the Comcast Center in Mansfield on Friday, August 19. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.
“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 announced in a statement. “The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule.”
The tour’s cancellation comes after frontman Caleb Followill’s onstage meltdown last Friday in Dallas. After claiming it was too hot to perform and he felt sick, the lead singer walked off the stage and did not return. Their subsequent show in Houston the following night was then postponed.
His bandmates turned to Twitter to apologize to fans. Drummer Nathan Followill was “ashamed and embarrassed” by what he called the “fiasco”. Bassist Jared Followill tweeted, “I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”
Both have also insisted that the band is not breaking up. Currently, Kings of Leon are scheduled to resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver on September 28.