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Dehydrated In Dallas: Kings Of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour
Kings of Leon are having band problems bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade. Lead singer Caleb Followill couldn't take the 90+ heat on Friday and walked off stage during a performance in Dallas, reported E!.
Before departing Followill addressed the crowd to say, "My voice is completely 100-percent wrong, I'm sorry...I'm about to fall down here because I'm so goddamn hot…I'm gonna go backstage for a second. I'm gonna vomit, I'm gonna drink a beer and I'm gonna come back out here and I'm gonna play three more songs."
But he didn't come back. Shocked bandmates apologized to shocked concert goers saying, "We are so unbelievably sorry—there's no words right now...Caleb's just maybe a little unfit to play the rest of the show. I know you guys f--king hate us...It's really not our fault. We will be back as soon as possible...F--king hate Caleb, not us."
Nathan Followill took to Twitter hours later to say, "So sorry Dallas, your heat got the best of a few of us. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience of all this bullsh-t. We'll be back soon."
Jared Followill followed up with "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"
The band had originally rescheduled the Dallas and Houston shows for late September, but have cancelled them, along with the remainder of the U.S. tour, according to Billboard.
"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's publicist. "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 canceled 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.
Local dates were previously scheduled in Irvine and San Diego this coming September.