Kings of Leon cancels U.S. tour after Dallas show, not breaking up
08/01/2011 by Kristina Lopez
The Kings of Leon have canceled the remaining 28 dates of their United States tour after singer Caleb Followill became ill during a show in Dallas on Friday. "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," a statement from the band posted on their official website said. "The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break." The dates were not able to be rescheduled as a result of the band's full calendar for their International tour dates, the statement went on to say. Tickets will be refunded to fans. "The band will resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, BC, on September 28th," the statement continued. "That show was originally scheduled for September 14th." Members of the band took to Twitter to voice their disappointment over canceling the tour. "Bummed about the tour not happening. So sorry 4 all the fans," drummer Nathan Followill wrote on Twitter on Monday. "We just need some rest. Thanks 4 understanding. WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP!" "Utterly depressed. It's completely out of my hands," the band's bassist Jared Followill wrote. "Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I'd be there." On July 30, after their Dallas show, he Tweeted the problem might be more serious than just exhaustion, which might have set off rumors of a break-up. "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 wrote. Caleb Followill left the stage Friday during their Dallas concert after repeatedly complaining that his voice was suffering because it was too hot, according to the Associated Press. Followill told the audience his voice was "100 percent gone." Jared and Nathan Followill also commented about that event on Twitter. "Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words," Jared Followill tweeted. Drummer Nathan Followill called the incident a "fiasco." "Not so good morning 4 me today," Nathan Followill tweeted. "Ashamed & embarrassed by last night's fiasco. Can't apologize enough, utterly gutted. A million I'm sorry's." The band are known for hits like the Grammy Award-winning anthem "Use Somebody."
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