If you follow Kings of Leon bassist Jared Followill‘s twitter account then you’ve already been privy to damning tweets that read, “Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words.” And, another one that was more explanatory — “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.” These were written right after King of Leon lead singer Caleb Followill bailed on their Dallas show.
Apparently the heat got to Caleb, who left the stage saying, “I’m going to go backstage for a second, I’m going to vomit, I’m going to drink a beer and I’m going to come back out and play three more songs,” but never came back. Unsurprisingly, the audience met didn’t meet this announcement with joy at all and Jared took the microphone amidst their boos to say, “IÃ‚Â know you guys f—ing hate us. It’s really not our fault. We will be back as soon as possible. F—ing hate Caleb, not us.” Unfortunately, they went on the cancel the next gig, which was in Houston, right after.
Whatever their problems are — and they seem to be plenty as there have been numerous accounts of brawls between them — they’ve released an official KOL statement to placate their fans. It says that the problem started when Caleb’s “vocal cords seizing” started mucking the vibe up and that they’re playing more shows in September to make up for the debacle. They’re hitting Dallas on September 21 and following up with Houston the next day. Tickets and refunds for the two shows that were just canned will be allowed. Hopefully this next round won’t end up with disastrous results again!