Singer on Fire! Kings of Leon Scrap Entire U.S. Tour While Caleb Followill Rests Up

A couple days after frontman takes ill mid-show, band decides to cancel remaining summer shows

By Natalie Finn Aug 01, 2011 7:15 PMTags
Caleb Followill, Kings Of LeonDove Shore/Getty Images

It was apparent last week, Caleb Followill can use some time to cool off.

So, in light of their frontman's frailties, Kings of Leon have called off the remainder of their U.S. tour and aren't planning to pick back up until late September in Vancouver.

In a statement, a rep for the band says that Followill is suffering from "vocal issues and exhaustion."

"The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break," said the rep. Well, guess who else is going to be devasted?

Just about every ticket-holding fan in the United States, that's all. These shows aren't going to be rescheduled.

"Unfortunately, the U.S. dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band's international tour schedule," the rep said. "Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase. Tickets purchased online or via phones will be automatically refunded."

Kings of Leon will resume touring Sept. 28 at Vancouver's Rogers Center, where they were originally expected to play on on Sept. 14.

But it certainly seems as if at least one Followill needed a break.

"Not so good morning 4 me today. Ashamed & embarrassed by last nights fiasco. Can't apologize enough, utterly gutted. A million I'm sorry's," tweeted drummer Nathan Followill, regarding his brother Caleb's onstage urge to vomit Friday that resulted in the performance being canceled midshow.

Fellow bro and bassist Jared Followill cryptically wrote Saturday, "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."

Jared added today: "Utterly depressed. It's completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I'd be there."