Kings of Leon cancel U.S. tour
August 1st, 2011
04:53 PM ET

Kings of Leon cancel U.S. tour

Kings of Leon took some heat when frontman Caleb Followill walked off stage during a show in Dallas on Friday night, and now the group has canceled their U.S. tour.

"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," a statement from the group's rep says.

The statement continues to say that "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 schedule[d] for September 14th."

There was a similar statement regarding the abrupt end to Friday's concert that said Caleb Followill was suffering from heat exhaustion and dehydration, which was “causing his vocal chords to seize.” The Dallas show and a subsequent Houston show were initially rescheduled before the tour was pulled altogether.

Bassist Jared Followill has been lamenting the turn of events on Twitter. "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 over the weekend. "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."

As news of the canceled U.S. tour spread, he added Monday, "Utterly depressed. It's completely out of my hands. Family has to come 1st. If bass solos & backing vocals were more popular, I'd be there."

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  3. Liz

    Not really a fan but went to the Atlanta show b/c i had a free ticket. The singer just talked about drinking between every song. And oh yeah, they sucked.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. indigo

    I saw them at SPAC last year; the Whigs opened for them and played endlessly (over an hour!). When KOL finally took the stage, Caleb apologized for being a bit under the weather, limiting his performance time. Needless to say, fans were disappointed, but I wonder if that was the beginning of the current problems with the band.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Kings Overrated Leon

    How can a band with barely one good song have an international tour?
    Their 15 minutes of fame is well past its expiration date...

    August 2, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. the_dude

    These guys sang that "donnt worry be happy" song that was a hit. i used to like that song but I felt it was more geared to the gay crowd.

    August 2, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. john

    I cared more about fecal matter mass, then this story.

    August 2, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. NoRa

    Pigeons again? LMBO .... what a bunch of girls! Good one Pij Un! Makes me giggle! We'll if nothing else, they are entertaining! Sadly not for their music!

    August 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Pij Un

    My favorite band...for me to poop on.

    August 2, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. HotDogMoutarde

    Those guys sucks! Try dance music for love sake!

    August 2, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. John

    Oh yeah....I meant the band getting all of that work done; not the soccer moms and sorority babes.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  12. John

    I guess a lot of soccer moms and sorority chicks are going to be mighty upset. Oh well, it will give them plenty of time for more pedicures, facials, and frosting their hair.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. CT

    These guys were a potentially great rock band on their first two albums. Then, for some reason, they decided they'd rather make bland arena rock for sorority girls than the blues-based stuff that built up their original fan base. This is just another boy band falling on hard times.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. feeniegal

    mo money mo problems. Hope they heal.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smoke on the HotDog

      I hope they jump hand in hand from the tallest buidling.

      August 2, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chun

    They are a worthless band anyway. Good riddance

    August 2, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  16. GuestColin

    "There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade." Those problems, would be egos colliding with alcohol. Cliche much...

    August 2, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Elvis

    I am ashamed of the music industry since i left in the late 70's....

    August 2, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  18. beastly1

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CoolCent . com

    August 2, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
  19. KOLhasbrokemyheartinME

    I for one; am devestated. I recieved concert tickets to the Mansfield MA show for my birthday, and it happen to fall on the weekend of my husband and I's 1 year anniversary... we were SO excited to go see our favorite band and celebrate. When I heard last night I was appalled, if there are truly health issues, then so be it. But, if it is a matter of the band not getting along, or Calab being a snot... its dissapointing, I have been a fan since they first came on the scene...

    August 2, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • beastly1

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CoolCent . c o m

      August 2, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Its a drive by

      Sounds like you hubby lucked out. Give him a bj instead.

      August 2, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  20. Melba Toast

    His throat hurt due to the amount of scro-tums that were placed in it the night before.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  21. BablaBush

    Cancelled a tour, but I bet he's balls deep inside that soon the cancel her tour of Caleb Victoria Secrets model Lily Aldridge or whatever.
    What a wonderful pair. He's going to write more awful hearbreak songs about her soon.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  22. Doodee Pot Pie

    The boy in the trench coat is about to expose himself to those 3 other guys.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  23. erich2112x

    The singer sings a lot like I do in the morning after I stub my toe on the bed frame.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  24. WGAF

    Oh darn....they cancelled their tour. What ever will I do? Good grief.....these guys suck anyhow.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  25. Dennis

    Maybe they just didn't want to be in the state of Texas.Most people in their right mind wouldn't want to be,either.

    August 2, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  26. nitrous

    He should Cobain himself.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  27. Mr Potato Head fell outa my butthole

    5 years from now these losers will be working the dishpit at the local Piccadilly restaurant.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  28. barb

    Who cares? Just another bunch of wannabe musical-druggies.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  29. ratickle

    Should change their name to "Bunch O' Losers".

    August 2, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  30. m

    But I'm tiiiiiired

    August 2, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  31. Amy Jo

    I hope everybody in this crappy ass band is 27 Years Old!

    August 2, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  32. Been there done that

    Oh, I got to be honest, I'm not all that upset about this latest development. The guy's voice sounds like someone threw a cat and an emo kid into a blender and hit the "gay blend" button.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  33. llinmpls

    This is so lame. Oh dear fans there are problems too big to discuss here but I'll say we have them anyway but be real cryptic. Too bad these bums aren't getting paid well. Sounds like a whiny, trust fund baby wants to do something else instead.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  34. RJC

    Who cares, their music sucks... every song sounds the same... 4 lame lines of verse and some dumb chorus repeated 60 times in a mind numbing drone... easily one of the most overrated bands in the history of music... Kings of Crappy Songs... don't sing it, don't sing it, haven't we been hear before??!! OH, we have! Its the same song again! Barf.......

    August 2, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  35. Demetri Buttnik

    This group of wussies probably likes to sit back, smoke menthol cigarettes while listening to Britney Spears and yanking one anothers rods.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  36. The Nibbler

    Look at the picture. 4 of mommys old duushbags.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  37. Barnaby Jones

    If Winehouse were still alive she could kick all their asses at one time.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  38. Bates

    Oh noes!!!! A crappy band had to cancel their tour. How sad for them. That singer needs to go take some lessons from Ozzy, or the late and great Dio. Ozzy cancels a show here and there for his voice, but never an entire tour. And Dio, before he died, the nearly 70 singer almost never canceled a show and sounded as good as ever! Grow some nuts and suck it up you wuss! Disgraces too music this band is.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  39. RedWings

    This band is so lame they like to give Justin Bieber knob gobblins.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  40. The Madd Crapper

    I bet they all put tampons up their butts and take turns pulling one anothers out.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  41. The Duke Fairy

    He probably "wigged out" because he forgot to take his birth control pills.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  42. Ian

    Man, that's going to bum everybody out 3 years ago.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  43. Judge Dredd

    Wow Superman, coming from a good old cookie cutter superhero you sure have a lot of hate on your mind. Fooled me with with those bright blue and red tights, perfect wavy hair, white teeth and a body to die for.

    Prime Donna is what you call that type of bull/cow where you get cuts of prime rib from.

    I am the law

    August 2, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  44. Big Richard Johnson

    Why is this front page news? They're one of the most over-rated bands I've ever heard, simply awful.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  45. Scooby Doo

    Thank you for cancelling your tour. Now, make them stop playing your crappy music on the radio.

    August 2, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  46. The Brown Bomber

    The Queens of Leon and The Jonass Sisters should get together for circle jerking, goober gobblin goodtime.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  47. Jared Followill

    Hi FANS!! I love you all and so sorry for our being unable to play for you. This really sucks!! I was so looking forward to hooking up with all the male groupies and hangers on. If any of you would like a goober snarling then tweet me. Love you all!!

    August 2, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  48. Erin

    I hope these guys grow up soon. I like their music and I'm tired of my favorite bands being full of themselves and burning out.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  49. tg6

    Really, first it was the debt crisis, now this...why not cancel the European tour and play here at home? Don't we deserve something good here in the United States?

    August 2, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  50. Jman

    Umm these guys suck. This is not music...none of the mainstream music is any good. Mainstream pop-(insert-music-type) crap is for sheeple.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • OfReason

      You're an idiot. Kings of Leon has been making music for a VERY long time and were anything but mainstream. It wasn't until their latest album that they became an 'overnight sensation' and honestly, while I think it's great that they've made such a splash, I despise the sheeple that are doing it while referring to them as KOL

      August 2, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Heydrich

      Ofreason – Kings of Crappola suck. Always have. Always will. "Music", my @ss!

      August 2, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  51. jw

    Get back in church like your father has

    August 2, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  52. Ken

    Leon...KIngs of Leon? Leon ain't no country I ever heard of, what language do they speak in Leon. Maybe the princes of Leon can take over, couldn't do any worse.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  53. Kukla Fran and Ollie

    Just another group of whiners and manButt humpers this leon.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  54. Kings of Leon sucks dong

    I wish this garbage of a band would cancel their lives.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  55. Butthole Surfer

    His vocal chords became glued due to all that manJuice he has been swallowing.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  56. Simon and Buttfunkel

    King? I think not. More like a group of fairy Queens.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  57. ComeOnNow2KX

    Pigeons will be disappointed everywhere.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
  58. pamibaby

    I wanted to write a reply but all of you have me laughing so hard I couldn't think of much else to say. Yes, prima donnas. Yes, they pretty much suck...all tunes sound the same...droning on.

    August 2, 2011 at 7:06 am | Report abuse |
  59. Celine Dion

    If they want to blame this on a "seized" voice, then they're either irresponsible or demonstrate a lack of proficiency. Singing PROPERLY is less strenuous on the vocal folds than talking. Please take this time off to learn how to sing...or check into Celeb Rehab if that's really the problem.

    August 2, 2011 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
  60. miller

    Man, anyone remember when bands were really bands? Where are the bands like DOA and Black Flag nowadays? Those bands used to be on the road giving their all 250 days out of every year! These kings of leon guys are total wimps!

    August 2, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  61. Mitchell

    They sold out after their first album. Terrible popstars now. Couldn't care less about canceling a tour, they just did America's ears a favor.

    August 2, 2011 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  62. tuffyturf

    Thanks Texas for being a sweltering crap pile of a desert... But hey, if these guys could not stand Texas, how were they going to survive the hot babes and cool climates of So. CA? Oh... that;s right.. they were not invited to play here...sorry Texas, go ahead and reschedule your white trash bands and low life demographic..

    August 2, 2011 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  63. YOU78

    Uh, the dude was drunk or high or something. I watched one of the YouTube videos that hasn't been taken down yet.

    This is so sad, but I'd have more respect for them if they'd just admit the real problem instead of making stuff up.

    August 2, 2011 at 3:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      It's the management making things up. At least some of the band members are putting the truth out there.

      August 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Jon

    They just don't make bands like they used to.

    August 2, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
  65. Charles Brtavo

    Is he 27 yet?

    August 2, 2011 at 2:32 am | Report abuse |
  66. Spinal Tap


    August 2, 2011 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
  67. Rocker

    Their motto is "THE SHOW WON'T GO ON"

    August 2, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  68. T Bo

    They are doing everyone a favor. Saw them in Charlotte last year. Worst live band (big stadium) I have seen. They need to play smaller venues. Terrible sound. No stage show or presence. I'm a fan and hated it.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:14 am | Report abuse |
  69. dan in capitola

    My guess is alcoholism, at the very least. They are very heavy drinkers and probably other stuff, too. Caleb's voice is shot and has been for a while.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  70. Marine5484

    How can a band like this have vocal issues (other then sounding like crap) and exhaustion while bands like All That Remains keep going strong?

    August 2, 2011 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
  71. Steve in St. Louis

    Same band that abruptly walked offstage to end an outdoor concert in St. Louis because a pigeon pooped on them. What a touchy bunch of temperamental wusses.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeepers

      Birds pooping on you is supposed to be good luck. Don't they know that?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  72. BlahBlah

    I guess you could say he got tired of sucking!

    August 2, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  73. Matt

    Never heard of em, but i still listen to artists with something to express

    August 2, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  74. Panties

    I have never heard of this band and definitely don't care anything about them. I am here to ask if any of you ladies wanna Do It with me?

    August 1, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  75. LetsbeReasonable

    Who cares? They suck anyways. They're just one step above Beiber and Gomez.

    August 1, 2011 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  76. WG

    Is there a reason why this is news???

    August 1, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  77. fiskenmann

    Gee, what a shame. Life has no meaning anymore. Think I'll eat some worms. Wait......who are you talking about?

    August 1, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Alto

    Googled them. . they sing the song "use somebody". I remember listening to this song on the radio and thinking "I hate this song with a passion".

    August 1, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  79. jdurand

    What a jackwad move. Seems like they may have gotten a little to big for their britches with a certain overplayed radio hit they had recently.

    I hope their European tour fails miserably.

    August 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  80. kazz

    they suck

    August 1, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  81. ninoi

    never heard of them.

    August 1, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  82. ???

    never heard of these guys – they look about as swift as a plate of scrambled eggs

    August 1, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  83. A.D.

    'Prime' donna comebacks r hilarious. More!

    August 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Boy George

    WooWhooooooo! I will fill in their slots..Extended remixes of I'll Tumble For you and Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?..Sooooo much better than these sissy's..crap can someone come over and do my nailsfor me?? so much to do so little time

    August 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Sean

    Not sure which response is better..... "WHO ?" or "WHO CARES !"

    August 1, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  86. balto paul

    People with heat exhaustion and dehydration shouldn't do so many drugs.

    People who want to go to a concert shouldn't waste their time seeing a sh1tty band with a lead singer who is too damn wasted to go on.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Heywood Jablome

    The Bauhaus need to reunite with Sisters of Mercy–now that would be one hell of a show. Maybe an early opener with Foster the People. Joy Division forever!!!!!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • anon666

      "The" Bauhaus is just Bauhaus, and from the sounds of things they are done. Again.

      August 2, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  88. lex

    So, I am a huge fan and I saw them last wednesday in Atl. And they rocked. All of the negative comments r ridiculous, if u didnt care u wouldnt be on here bi**hing about it! We all have s**t going on in our lives unfortunately these guys business gets to be out there for the world to see. I hope they get over this but I will always be a fan no matter what the hell is going on.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      Um...last i checked you are on here b**ching, too.....Get over yourself.

      August 2, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  89. P.Ness

    These guys walked off the stage another time when pigeons were dropping poop on them from the lighting rig.
    No to mention their music sucked A–

    August 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Dee Lynn

    Get a life people.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Meiewe

    They twitted that they are taking refuge with Randy Quaid because the "Hollywood Whackers" were in attendance that night in Dallas. HW are a much better band. I guess you have to now go to Canada to see KoL.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  92. ho-de-do

    Maybe it was because another flock of birds sh!t on them

    August 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Jeff in Illinois

    They're in fear of the Passenger Pigeon Ninjas. Yeah, that's right. You only THOUGHT Passenger Pigeons were extinct.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Ronaldb62

    too bad, go check out this band called Foster the People, great vibe!

    August 1, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      Sweet jesus, they are worse than KOL....I like how some of you wannabe hipsters are name dropping crappy obscure bands like your trying to show off for other lame hipsters. Watch their videos....they were skinny jeans and Capri pants and big gaudy chick sun glasses.

      August 2, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      A man should never wear capris. I don't care if you are gay, straight, in a band, making toast, or washing the car. Never ok. Never. Hipster or not. D@mn hipsters. Where have the real men in music gone to?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  95. brad1001

    they won't be able to get a county fair gig after all their drama .. then we'll not have to hear of them anymore

    August 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Kevin

    I don't really care for them, but they shouldn't do an outside show in Texas during a heat wave......the venue they played at sucks when it's over 90 much less 105

    August 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  97. cxd

    Kings of Leon...... WHO ??????

    August 1, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  98. archknbrown

    That estrogen joke was rather funny though. . . .lol

    August 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Okrep knarf

    If u wanna hear a rockin band check out ZEROKING....they party and raise hell with the best of them and still get on stage and kick u in the face...kol sux

    August 1, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  100. archknbrown

    All of these hateful, ignorant comments are extremely rude! Whether it is dehydration, exhaustion, drugs, whatever I wish the best for Caleb and the band. They are a good group that makes good music.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Demetrius

    I'll give 'em that, this damned Texas heat can make you feel horribly weak – the issue I have here, though, is that their songs are also horribly weak. Can't blame the heat for that.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  102. kadaverdog

    they can sick a duck for all i care!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  103. detsea

    this is a good thing for humanity. this band is awful.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Heydrich

    A crap band that makes crap music for those who revel in crap. No loss.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Larry

    Give me a sugar pill and watch me just rattle down the street.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Conky

    Well, looks like this Hipster band became too popular for their own liking. What a bunch of tools!

    August 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • detsea

      they're not hipsters... but they might as well be because they suck just as much.

      August 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  107. brad1001

    no loss .. they s*ck peen anyway

    August 1, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  108. FFFFF

    I didn't know Robert Pattinson was in a band

    August 1, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Maestro

    Cut the guys some slack. I had tickets for the show in Houston and I gotta say...these temps are killer! In the 100's all week! Add to that the heat of stage lamps and the thought is ludicrous to have them go on! I wouldn't be comfortable as a fan standing there in this heat let alone having to perform! I just hope it's truly the heat and not some other underlying issues. These guys make good original music, and deserve a little respect!

    August 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • kol

      Seriously? No underlying issues?? Jared even admitted that the band has way more serious problems than the heat! It's been known for a long time now that Caleb has an alcohol/drug problem. Next you will hear of him being in rehab.

      August 1, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paco

      Just a group of untalented pu$$ys.

      August 2, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  110. Bob Sedin

    The venue in Vancouver is called 'Rogers Arena' not 'Rogers Centre', get it right.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  111. donnamarinchekmarn01

    I'm just wondering what Mr.Panetta(CIA),Thinks of this Show?

    August 1, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Coolius Unroolius

    Pablo: LMFAO ... Estrogen!!! In a perfect world, this lame band, Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus would all go hiking near the edge of an active volcano and then slip and drag each other over the edge and into the magma.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Pablo

    I find it difficult to believe that these pu$$ies are on drugs......unless the drug is estrogen. One of the worst bands ever. With any luck, this is the last we'll have to hear from them.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  114. ank25057

    "Dehydration and exhaustion" WHAT A LOAD OF CROCK. I was at their Dallas concert Friday night. Anyone who was there can tell you that Caleb Followill was drunk and high out of his mind. What a bunch of PR and publicist spin.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  115. Coolius Unroolius

    They would definitely be the "Queens of Leon" of they were ever locked up ... knocked out front teeth for smooth entry. The only "facial hair" these guys would have is a Dirty Sanchez smear on their upper lips.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  116. KH

    It shouldn't take a whole month and a half to recover from vocal issues and exhaustion. What is really the problem with this guy?

    August 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Rick Springfield

    So I should be concerned because......

    August 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  118. Coolius Unroolius

    This is great news! These guys should be called the "Queens of Leon" as they are more g a y than Billy Ray Cyrus on MDMA. I'm hoping that these guys discover heroin and overdose like Amy Winehouse, another pathetic excuse for a musician.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nero

      STFU Dufius Droolius - your deeply ignorant and humorless posts are clogging up an otherwise entertaining blog.

      Listen, isn't that your Mom calling you in for supper? That's right, it's corn dog and mac & cheese night. Go get it boy!

      August 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Ned

    Put him on your dead pool. Fool will be joining Winehouse by New Years.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  120. CMJ1975

    It is not a secret that Caleb loves his Jack. He isn't necessarily comfortable with massive success of their band either. Look it's not an excuse but the guy has a drinking problem. I don't like shelling out cash to have the show canceled. I just hope that he can get better and get his shiz together before he gets totally out of hand. All these people wanting to boycott a band because they canceled their tour, crap happens. I'm a huge U2 fan and had tickets to see them in Denver then Bono went and hurt his back and had to cancel the rest of the tour. I didn't scream boycott U2 because they are getting old. I know KOL are tool bags a lot of the time but it is what it its when you are dealing with a band.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  121. John

    It is hard to be in a no-talent, no-name band who thinks they are huge but don't tour bigger than a city (block). Imagine how hard it is for a good band. Despite the glam PR image, it is can be very demanding.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  122. Ja-Mike

    More like QUEENS of LEON...
    What a disgrace.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  123. Noheat

    Maybe now they'll let the Glee cast sing their lame tunes.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  124. SV

    The lead singer was DRUNK. That's what happened. I was there. Christallmighty, what a bunch of wimps. Rockers who don't have the stones to own up to being f-ed up. Instead it's "wah, wah, it's too hot. My vocal cords were SEEZING". WTH is that anyway? What a drama queen. The very next night in Dallas, Blake Shelton played for an hour and Brad Paisley did a one hour 40 minute set with no problem. I guess the country boys are a hell of a lot tougher. Or can hold their liquor like real men.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • PW

      One of my friends said the Dallas show was "the greatest train wreck I have ever seen!" She had no idea what the singer was on, only that he was on something strong.

      August 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  125. Jersey Devil

    Wimps indeed. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band never cancelled a show and never let drama ruin tours. They're the real deal to this day and Bruce is at least 60 yrs old. Bruce has played in the heat, the rain, the snow, and he drove all night...just to buy some shoes...and to taste your tender charms....through the wind...through the rain...the wind the rain the snow you love girl...oh girl you got my love....heaaaaaaRRRRTTTttt and SOouuuUUUUUlllllllll.....

    August 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Actually...

      he cancelled in KC 2 years ago when his cousin was found dead in his hotel room from a heroin overdose. That's understandable, these guys, or maybe just the lead guy, are ungrateful to their fans who paved the way to their success. Seriously, first bird crap and now it's too hot...get a pair!!!

      August 1, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  126. NReptilian

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid eyes are doing some very weird morphing and changing colors. Reports say reason for black eye he fell and dislocated his shoulder.

    August 1, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      Google Earth POOR MAN'S DEATH SKILLET it is really messing with talent scouts from India. It causes hemorrhaging ear drums and constant hopping.

      August 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  127. ArizonaYankee

    No loss, the country won't miss them. Bye.....

    August 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  128. A-Ron

    Wow, so many of you just dislike Kings, it's kinda depressing. Reading some of the comments like "they used to be good before this", doesn't mean they suck completely. Means their genre has changed. Change happens, and if you don't like it, don't need to just hate all together. It's unfortunete that such things happen, but we can't all be 100% healthy all year long. When you do as much as Kings of Leon, there's bound to be health issues, let alone other issues. You need to take the good with the bad and look forward to next year.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carol Sylvia

      I agree. I hope they get it together-I like the music.

      August 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      "they used to be good before this"- No....been horrible the whole time.

      August 1, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      Good thing for him his "health issues" will be miraculously cured as soon as he puts down that bottle.

      August 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  129. AndreaM

    Lovely, this should give all their followers extra time and money to perhaps explore some better music. Judging by the snarky tweet, I'm betting these guys implode pretty soon. Next time kiddies, listen to Depeche Mode or something.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • secondstorywindow

      AndreaM you may be the only person on this board who would appreciate that Ian McCulloch did this same thing at an Echo and The Bunnymen concert a few decades ago in St. Louis. Except he was so drunk he more like stumbled off stage, told everyone to eff off and we were all left standing there and there was no way we were getting our money back. *That* is how you cancel a concert.

      August 1, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  130. James in Space

    Next USA tour will be held in Wal-mart parking the right of the discount CD bins. What WIMPS.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  131. sspeaks

    Good! Now, if only they'd get that awful "use somebody" song off the radio, I'd be even happier. Can't stand their music, personally.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  132. thunderkick

    who will the birds defecate on now?

    August 1, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  133. Chris

    The difference between real musicians and crappy ones...

    Recently Paul McCartney played a 3 hour show with no breaks...the guy is 69 years old and it was 90f+ out.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  134. Logan

    Followill will be in rehab by the end of the week.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  135. MS

    Kids today. In my day a rock star would do a line of coke before and after each show. That'll keep you in the mood.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobo

      ...and during a set break. Or if you're James Brown... set breaks.

      August 1, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • B

      And thats why the starts from "your day" are on shows such as Celebrity Rehab and in terrible health conditions....idiot.

      August 2, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  136. Kalyn from FL

    Didn't really care for them, but it's always a letdown when a tour or a show gets cancelled. Hope everything turns out well.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  137. susy Q

    Maybe a bird piddled on them. That was their reason for walking out of a St Louis concert in an outdoor arena. Wimps.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  138. Timmy

    Listen to Slayer.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  139. FrmWhrISit

    No great loss.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  140. MusicLover

    Save the Money and wait for The Killers to start touring again instead. Or go see their drummers solo "Big Talk" shows. Really anything thats not these guys lol

    August 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      The Killers? And you're talking about wasting your money on KOL?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • bobby

      actually, bobbyganoosh, or whatever your name is, i've seen the killers live – twice – and they were awesome! Great energy, great singing by Brandon Flowers, all in all fun show...and I'm only KIND OF a fan of the killers (I got free tickets from vendors from my work). I've never seen KOL, but I have a few friends who saw them in San Diego a couple years ago and would not shut up about how sucky they were live. After all I've been hearing about them in the news lately, and then THIS...Yeah... Killers over KOL any day

      August 2, 2011 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  141. John B


    August 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  142. Zterry

    Well ya know, all of these young people nowadays are lazy self absorbed babies.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  143. doubleD

    They are weak sauce live anyway. I like the tunes, but save your money for real performers!

    they complained it was too hot in Abu Dhabi last year, and phoned in the show, then Aerosmith killed it, 60-year old men can wipe the floor with these guys.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Curtis

    bunch of p*ssies.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  145. portalpunk

    Nothing a big fat like of coke and some Jack Daniels couldn't fix.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dill Weed

      You must not have heard they nabbed the sub that was bringing it. Really, bummed those Lords of Leon. Snort baking soda and it'll really clean out your sinuses, but otherwise it really blows.

      August 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  146. DavidDancer

    There is a god!

    August 1, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  147. Bob

    How in the hell am I going to see their opener Band of Horses?

    August 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Claire

      My thoughts exactly. BoH need to be touring on their own.

      August 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alli

      I agree! The only reason I bought tickets to see KOL tomorrow in Tampa was to see Band of Horses! The good news is (according the their Facebook page) Band of Horses is apparently trying to work out some shows.

      August 1, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      God i know....How am i going to go see (insert crappy hipster rock here) now?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  148. KingsofSuck

    These guys are such tools.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Eric

    good that means much less sh***y music out there this summer. they haven't been good since ah ha heartbreak anyways. used to be good dirty southern rock not its pre packaged rock for all the mindless idiots out there that can't look any farther than whats on tv or radio for good music. go listne to some real bands like tv on the radio, my morning jacket, grizzly bear, the national, radiohead, just look a little bit farther that the hit singles of the week on itunes and you will be much happier

    August 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • JoeO

      Yeah, I agree. They used to be good until they went sell-out. Radiohead is definitely one of the best current bands still performing. They are in my top 5 current favorites, and top 10 faves of all time. I honestly can't name any other really great bands than Radiohead that still perform. Nas? But that's not rock, that's hip hop. Some old school bands that still perform are good but not what they used to be. Therefore, in my opinion, listen to Radiohead. Kings of Leon is good listening but Radiohead is amazing.

      August 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • jboHDRider

      If you like southern rock, check out Blackberry Smoke!

      August 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Farooq

      And you are the definition of a hipster

      August 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      listen to wilco-they will love you baby!

      August 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff "oxycontin" Tweedy

      Yeah, because Wilco's never cancelled a tour either. How soon we forget.

      August 2, 2011 at 12:13 am | Report abuse |
    • bobbyganoosh

      typical dropping crappy hipster bands so the other hipsters can see how underground and obscure you are. Every band you named is just as bad, if not worse than KOL...aside from radiohead. Just because you wear your little sister's skinny jeans, doesn't make you cool...

      August 2, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • idbrian

      Actually bobbyganoosh, real hipsters talk about how uncool new trendy music is just like you. Which makes you sound way more like a hipster than any of these other people. A real hipster would have been ragging on KOL 3 months after their debut album, when they were no longer obscure. Not that i'm a fan, but if you think Wilco is obscure, you are just out of touch.

      August 2, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  150. abeatle

    That is no way on how to treat your fans who in the first place got you able to cancell the tour!!!! I really hate it someone has that much control over your emotions, since they did this in the USA the USA should boycott!!!!

    Boycott Kings of LEON !!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • abeatle

      Get your money back and spend it on a real show like Sir Paul McCartney, who I don't believe would ever do something like this, or you can just keep it

      August 1, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jacob

      Why would you boycott? The singer is unable to sing. I would rather they regroup and allow Caleb to get better rather than trot him out there and make a fool out of himself. I was at their show in Atlanta (two days before the shortened Dallas show), an it was very hot and it was no mystery that the Georgia heat and heat from the stage lights really took it out Kings of Leon. It's not worth further risking one's health to play music in some of these crazy temperatures. Hopefully some fans realize this. These are some young guys. They will be back around on another tour before it's all said and done.

      August 1, 2011 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed Wood

      You only allow something to have that much control over your emotions. That it's merely a band, makes you kinda pathetic.

      August 2, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Kings of Peon

      I met little man Caleb at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland a few years back. I told the little guy they "KILLED IT". Caleb said, OH YEAH. Like a b1tch a$$ b1tch. This band has ego problems. This was the obvious fate of this band. Your days are limited Kings of Leon. You lost your biggest fan that night. I still listen to some of your songs. Although it's difficult to listen to because I think your a b1tch a$$ B1tch.

      August 2, 2011 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      @Jacob, did you not read the entire article? The other band member himself said it wasn't exhaustion and a sick Caleb. If it was truly just that then I'm sure there would be no issue, but if your front man is a strung out diva what can you do?

      August 2, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  151. svscnn

    Jared id a full fledged idiot for airing their dirty laundry like that.

    dumb dumb dumb

    August 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • brocephus

      But not quite as stupid as you. Nothing wrong with being honest you moron.

      August 1, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Crys

      Until you remember how to spell "is," I'd suggest you refrain from calling anybody an idiot.

      August 1, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • kol

      Jared didn't have to air it. Anybody that knows anything about that band already KNOWS they have drug problems. Do you think the world was like WOW! I had no clue he was on drugs!!! Please

      August 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • secondstorywindow

      When you walk off stage, pretty sure more than just the guys in the band know there's a problem. Perhaps everyone who saw it happen.

      August 1, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • WR2

      @Crys – Cut him a little slack; he has a lisp.

      August 1, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      That depends on what your definition of 'id' is.

      August 2, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  152. Michael

    These guys are a bunch of prime donnas.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • John B

      What the hell is a prime donna?

      August 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dill Weed

      Who is this Donna anyway and what makes her prime?

      August 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • thunderkick

      it's a donna that's ready to go

      August 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Isn't Prime Donna the wife of Optimus Prime?

      August 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Plexie

      My name is Donna, I am in my prime (no obvious rejoinders please), making me a prime Donna. Any other questions?

      August 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      A prime donna is a donna that is only divisible by itself and 1.

      August 1, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      It's "Prima donna." Not prime madonna. If you're going to complain and insult somebody at least make sure you know how to spell the word you're using to insult them with. What a hipster you are.

      August 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • pooch


      i think you meant "hopster".

      August 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      Scott, you win, hands down.

      August 1, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • bourneblogger

      Prima donna

      August 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • mikeb

      I agree with Sam. " only divisible by itself and 1". LMFAO.

      August 1, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brett

      Isn't that what you want to do to a madonna before you paint it? You know, for an ideal finish.

      August 1, 2011 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Creeper

      Donnamus Prime

      August 2, 2011 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • blowme

      they suck balls anyway... good riddance

      August 2, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
    • j

      bunch of nerds

      August 2, 2011 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
    • EGG

      Oh a Prime Donna is like a wall fluffer. Got it.

      August 2, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Why is this considered news? Who are "kings of leon"? Another flavor of the month pop sensation?

      August 2, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Breecanna

      Superman, I believe you meant "things", not "tings". Please upgrade your spellcheck. Have fun sulking in your fortress of solitude about this embarrassing error.

      August 2, 2011 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Center Of Thought

      ...why are you so cereal?

      August 2, 2011 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Lex Luthor

      Superman, So you're really generalizing every American based on a couple comments made by people having fun with "prime madonna"? It's funny, you know. Besides,how do you know they're americans? With comments like that, I bet you're a ton of fun to hang out with. We could listen to you complain about nothing and enjoy your undeserved sense of superiority.

      PS, you know superman is an american, right?

      August 2, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • street smart

      riiiiiiight, yourea prima donna if your voice gives out. whatever

      August 2, 2011 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Lex Luther

      Man I was having fun until Superman walked in. Why does he have to ruin everything?!

      August 2, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • GiddyUpCwby

      Didn't they play on SNL, the day after they walked off stage in Dallas or was that a re-run played this past weekend?

      August 2, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill Duke

      Superman didn't leave. He was thrown out because he was an illegal immigrant.

      August 2, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • EricLr

      In other news, Caleb Followill adopts the alias "Superman" to so he can cry and whine on message boards too.

      August 2, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Crymore

      Bourne don't Hijack the reply thread.

      August 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |

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