Kings Of Leon Forced To Cancel Tour Dates After Tour Bus Accident

Band cancels shows up to August 26 as Nathan Followill recovers.

Bad news, Kings of Leon fans.

Due to an injury Nathan Followill sustained in a tour bus accident this past weekend, the group has canceled all shows up to and including the performance at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook in New Hampshire on August 26.

The KOL drummer is under strict orders from Dr. Faiz Bhora, Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital, to rest in order to make a full recovery.

“I’m counting down the days until I can get back in the saddle and continue what has been our best American tour so far,” said Nathan.

Nathan was treated for broken ribs after the accident in Boston, in which a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the bus to stop abruptly.

KOL is scheduled to return to their Mechanical Bull Tour on August 28, when they will take the stage at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.

In the meantime, refunds for ticket holders for the canceled shows will be available at point of purchase.

The good news is that the group will still perform on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” Wednesday night (August 13). Group friend and resident band leader ?uestlove will sit in on the drums for Nathan as the group performs their new single, “Family Tree.”

Canceled shows:

8/10 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/13 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
8/15 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
8/16 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
8/19 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
8/22 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
8/23 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
8/26 Gilford, NH Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook

For up to date information please visit www.kingsofleon.com.