Kings Of Leon Cancel American Tour After Lead Singer Caleb Abandons Stage In Dallas

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What happens in Kings of Leon doesn’t stay in Kings of Leon. After lead singer Caleb Followill‘s “meltdown” prevented him from completing the band’s set in Dallas on Friday night, the band postponed the next night’s show in Houston. Now the whole American tour has been called off, with no possibility of rescheduling. The band’s publicist cites Followill’s “vocal issues and exhaustion.”

At the Dallas show, Caleb complained frequently about the heat, dehydration, desire for alcohol, and need to vomit. He said that his voice was “100 percent gone,” then disappeared backstage, promising to return. He didn’t return.

Caleb’s bandmate cousins are less happy to stand by the official statement that “heat exhaustion and dehydration” were the culprit. Drummer Nathan Followill and bassist Jared Followill characterized things a bit differently on Twitter.

Cousin drama! We hope if Caleb is struggling, that he can get well, with the support of the rest of the band. The interpersonal dynamics of the band seem a bit too testy for that at the moment, though.

Kings of Leon Cancel Entire U.S. Tour After Dallas ‘Fiasco’ [Billboard]

  1. B.Peterson says:

    I saw these guys at Summerfest in Milwaukee about six years ago. I was a new, but big fan of the band. They were awful live! Didn’t even sound close to as good as they did on the album. Seemed like they were so tired and burnt out on the stage. I walked a long way to come see the show. I was really upset. It turned me off from the band completely. Ridiculous that some 20 something’s can’t stay in shape enough to play their music for 90 minutes! Pitiful…