After cutting a show short in Dallas on Friday night, the [artist id=”1233888″]Kings Of Leon[/artist] have announced plans to scrap the remainder of their U.S. tour.
“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,” reads a statement from the band to MTV News. “The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break.”
The band had planned to reschedule the Dallas show, where frontman Caleb Followill had fallen ill, and had to postpone a Saturday night gig in Houston. But now it seems even those plans have also been shelved. “Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule,” the statement continues. “Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or via phones will be automatically refunded.”
For now, Followill will get the rest he seems to need. The band will kick off the next leg of the tour next month but also a bit later than originally planned. “The band will resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, BC, on September 28th,” the band further announced. “That show was originally scheduled for September 14th.”
While Followill’s illness has been cited as the official cause for the delayed and canceled dates, KOL bassist and Caleb’s brother, Jared Followill, cited some internal issues as a cause for the tour hiatus as well. “There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed … I can’t lie,” he tweeted. “There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.”
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