Kings of Leon Postpones Tour Dates After Drummer's Injury

10:57 PM PST 01/31/2011 by THR staff
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Nathan Followill, who is scheduled for surgery, will still accompany the band on a few performances in the spring, including an appearance at Coachella.

Kings of Leon has been forced to postpone several international tour dates following an injury suffered by the rock group's drummer, the Associated Press reported.

Nathan Followill hurt himself while working out and is scheduled to have surgery for a torn right bicep and labrum that will require several months of rehabilitation.

As a result, the band will postpone tours in South Africa and Australia until October and November.

Kings of Leon will still play a few scheduled dates, including an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15. And Followill is expected to play all shows with the band in the spring, starting with Coachella and including European dates in May, June and July.

Kings of Leon, which also includes Followill's brothers Caleb and Jared and cousin Matthew, is up for two Grammy Awards on Feb. 13.

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