We kind of got the vibe that all was not well in the Kings Of Leon camp when reports about Caleb Followill’s erratic on-stage behaviour emerged over the weekend.
Following on from some very strange activity from the KOL front man (more on that later), the band have announced that they are cancelling the rest of their US tour, citing Caleb’s “vocal issues and exhaustion” as the reason. A statement on the band’s official website reads,
“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 scheduled for September 14th.”
We hope Caleb gets all the rest he needs. And perhaps he should invest in some air-conditioning…
At the band’s last show in Texas on Friday night, Caleb was heard ranting on stage about being too hot, he told the audience,
“My voice is completely, 100 per cent wrong. I’m sorry… Do you know what? I’m going to drink some beer and I’m going to drink some tequila and I’m going to have a good time and for the record I’m not drunk… I’m just f***ing hot. I’m about to fall down here because I’m so goddam hot. I have no goddam idea what the f*** is going on, all I know is that I’m married to the prettiest f***ing girl in the whole world. I’m gonna go backstage for a second. I’m gonna vomit, I’m gonna drink a beer and I’m gonna come back out here and I’m gonna play three more songs.”