Kings of Leon Cancels US Tour

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Kings of Leon - Photo Credit: Dan Winters
Kings of Leon’s July 29, 2011 shortened concert in Dallas will be the group’s last for a while. The band has decided to cancel the rest of their US tour as announced in a press release:
“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. The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the US 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. The band will resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, BC, on September 28th. That show was originally schedule for September 14th.”
The band’s been updating and reaching out to fans via Twitter since the Dallas performance.
On July 30th, Jared Followill tweeted: “Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words.”
He added, “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.”
And today Jared Followill wanted to assure fans the group’s not breaking up: “Don’t jump to conclusions guys. We’re not breaking up. BRB. Just got a text from Nathan….. Ummm…. Eesh. So about what I just said…….”
Nathan Followill also wanted to put the break up rumor to rest using Twitter (what did we do before this instant form of communication?): “Bummed about the tour not happening. So sorry 4 all the fans. We just need some rest. Thanks 4 understanding. WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP!”