Following Friday's strange performance and abrupt end to their set in Dallas, Kings of Leon have canceled the rest of their U.S. tour, TMZ reports. After bowing out of Saturday's show in Houston, the band was expected to perform Tuesday night in Tampa, but have opted to the scrap their remaining dates over lead singer Caleb Followill's exhaustion. Here's the band's statement in full:
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.
Bassist Jacob Followill was not shy about the "internal sicknesses & problems" plaguing the band, and has since expressed his disappointment over the turn of events. "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," he tweeted on Monday. The exhaustion excuse usually needs to be taken with a grain of salt—nobody told us we could admit ourselves to the hospital in lieu of nursing a hangover with a two cheeseburgers and bottomless fountain, while watching hours of reality TV. But now Followill has the time to begin serious vocal rest and devote his entire attention to basking in the hotness of wife Lily Aldridge, all from the comfort of his own home. KOL plans to pick up with their Canadian dates beginning on September 28. With more than a month off, here's hoping that is indeed a good time to roll on.
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