Kings of Leon Show Cut Short After Overheated Frontman Bails

Rock band ends their show abruptly at Dallas' Gexa Energy Pavilion early Friday night, when Caleb Followill fell ill due to the city's hot temperatures

By Brandi Fowler Jul 30, 2011 7:35 PMTags
Caleb Followill, Kings Of LeonDove Shore/Getty Images

UPDATE: The show must go on! Concert-goers disappointed after Friday's truncated Kings of Leon performance will get another chance to see the band on September 22nd, when they will return to Dallas for a rescheduled show. That is, if some inner-band beef doesn't spark more problems before then.

Jared Followill, guitarist for the brotherly band, took to Twitter, saying, "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 Kings of Leon couldn't take the heat at a Dallas concert. Literally.

Lead singer (and newlywed) Caleb Followill shocked fans—and his bandmates, for that matter—when he abruptly left the stage during their performance Friday night at the Gexa Energy Pavilion.

So what went down?

With temperatures reaching the 90s in town last night, the frontman complained of feeling majorly overheated in the venue and the show was stopped midway, the band's rep confirms to E! News.

"My voice is completely 100-percent wrong, I'm sorry," the 29-year-old singer said to the crowd. "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."

Caleb then left the stage but never came back.

The rest of the band was none too amused by his exit.

"We are so unbelievably sorry—there's no words right now," guitarist Jared Followill told fans. "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."

After the show, Jared again apologized on Twitter, "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."

The Kings' rep also confirmed that the show will be postponed to a later date.

Their next gig, however, is set to take place tonight in Houston.

(Originally published, July 30, 2011, at 11:05 a.m. PT)