Kings of Leon pull out of gig due to “Problems”


Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill says the band is experiencing “problems” after they postponed a gig and abandoned another this weekend. On Friday the band failed to finish a concert in Dallas after frontman Caleb Followill, who denied being drunk, left the stage with three songs remaining. He said: “I’m trying to sing but I haven’t got a voice, I’ve got nothing.”
Speaking to the crowd Jared said: “I don’t know what to say. It’s not our fault. It’s Caleb. He can’t play.”
They pulled out of a gig in at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in Houston, Texas, the following night.
The official reason was due to Caleb Followill suffering from “heat exhaustion and dehydration” causing his “vocal chords to seize”. On announcement of that news, his brother Jared tweeted: “I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren’t stupid. I can’t lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade.” He’d already apologised to fans on the social networking site after the Dallas gig and said: “I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am.
“There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed.” Drummer Nathan Followill added in a separate message on Twitter: “Not so good morning 4 me today. Ashamed & embarrassed by last night’s fiasco. “Can’t apologize enough, utterly gutted. A million I’m sorrys.”
The gig at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been rescheduled for September. The band’s US tour is due to continue on Tuesday (2 August) in Tampa, Florida.