Trouble In KoL Camp
Kings Of Leon abandon show, cancel another and bassist Tweets that there maybe some trouble in the bandBillboard reports that a concert in Dallas had to be abandoned on Friday after apparent heat exhaustion forced frontman Caleb Followhill offstage, but his bandmate (and brother) Jared hinted that there was perhaps more to the story.
The Gexa Energy Pavilion reached temperatures of around 90 degrees and the band complained about the heat throughout the show. However, after around three quarters of the show had passed Followhill said "I'm gonna go backstage and I'm gonna vomit, I'm gonna drink a beer and I'm gonna come back out and play three more songs."
When he did not return two of his bandmates took to the stage to tell the audience that the show would not go on.
"We are so unbelievably sorry. There's no words right now, it's beyond our control," Jared Followill told the crowd. "Caleb's just a little unfit to play the rest of the show."
The band continued, "We love you guys so much, but I know you guys f****** hate us. I'm so sorry. It's really not our fault, it's Caleb. He can't play the rest of the show. We will be back."
The official reason for the abandonment had been given as heat exhaustion, but when Jared later Tweeted "Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words." and "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." rumours started flying that there was perhaps more to this story than heat exhaustion.
Drummer Nathan Followhill also Tweeted on Saturday "Not so good morning 4 me today. Ashamed & embarrassed by last nights (July 29) fiasco. Can't apologize enough, utterly gutted. A million I'm sorry's."
The band also cancelled their show in Houston on Saturday.
Watch Caleb onstage at Friday's show: