Kings of Leon Reschedules Texas Shows
Statement: Frontman ‘Caleb Followill suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration;’ the band will honor original tickets in Dallas and Houston at new September tour dates.
After their Dallas concert Friday night was cut short, Kings of Leon has announced they will be returning to the city to play an additional show. All original tickets will be honored at the new show, Wednesday, September 21.
Their Friday concert ended abruptly after frontman Caleb Followill said he needed to take a breather backstage, throw up and drink a beer, THR reported. He also told fans, “For the record, I’m not drunk—I’m just f***ing hot.” The temperatures were in the 90s during the outdoor concert at Gexa Energy Pavillion in historic Fair Park.
“Caleb Followill suffered from heat exhaustion and dehydration, during last night’s Dallas performance causing his vocal chords to seize,” a rep for the band said in a statement.
However, Kings of Leon bassist and Followill’s brother, Jared, hinted to other problems on twitter after the show.
“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 wrote, later adding, “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.”
The band was supposed to play Saturday in Houston, but postponed the show for September 22. Ticketholders who are unable to attend the make-up shows will be entitled to full refunds at their original point of purchase.
Fans may be reminded of another Kings of Leon concert that was cut short exactly a year ago. In July 2010, the band left a concert in St. Louis after just three songs when a pigeon dropping landed in Jared Followill’s mouth.
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