Kings of Leon cancel U.S. tour dates including Red Rocks - Reverb

News: Kings of Leon cancel U.S. tour, including two dates at Red Rocks

Kings of Leon will not play Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 — nor will it play its remaining U.S. tour dates this summer, the band announced on its website this afternoon.

“We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire U.S. tour due to Caleb Followill suffering from vocal issues and exhaustion,” the statement said. “The band is devastated, but in order to give their fans the shows they deserve, they need to take this break. Unfortunately, the U.S. dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band’s international tour schedule.”

Are “vocal issues and exhaustion” the real reasons for the cancellations? Possibly, but Followill also had a scary-bad show on Friday in Dallas, where he left the stage in the middle of the show to vomit. (His mid-set ramblings are as incoherent as they are non-sensical.) Fans are looking to bassist Jared Followill’s Twitter account for deeper insight — and potential hints at his brother’s more serious issues.

“There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed,” Jared Followill wrote at @youngfollowill on Friday. “No words … 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.”

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase, according to the statement. The band will resume touring on Sept. 28 at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, B.C. — a show that was originally scheduled for Sept. 14.

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Ricardo Baca is the founder and executive editor of Reverb, the co-founder of The UMS and an award-winning critic and journalist at The Denver Post.