Kings Of Leon Cancels U.S. Tour ... In Mid-Show
August 1, 2011 at 4:24 PM (PT)
The KINGS OF LEON have canceled the remaining dates of their U.S. tour after lead singer CALEB FOLLOWILL walked off a DALLAS stage in mid-concert and didn't return, prompting a series of finger-pointing tweets between band members, reports the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.
Reportedly, after the band's fourth song of the set, singer CALEB complained of losing his voice, asked the crowd to help him sing, then said, "I'm gonna go backstage for a second and I'm gonna vomit. I'm gonna drink a beer and I'm gonna come back out and I'm gonna play three more songs."
He never came back on stage and the show abruptly ended, prompting the other band members still on stage to apologize to the audience. The next day the band released a statement that said: "CALEB FOLLOWILL suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration, during last night's DALLAS performance causing his vocal chords to seize."
Strangely, one of CALEB's own bandmates -- his brother -- didn't buy that excuse. JARED FOLLOWILL tweeted his fans: "I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough GATORADE." He added: "DALLAS, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses and problems that have needed to be addressed. No words."
Then came a more recent tweet: "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." "I'm not going to stop working. I'm going to spend time writing songs and looking to the future."
Finally came the statement of the U.S. tour cancellation; dates will not be made up because the band still have international dates to play. The tour is expected to resume SEPT. 28th in VANCOUVER