Yeesh: Kings of Leon Cancel Remaining US Dates, Including Dallas, Houston Reschedules.

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Group mug shot? Not quite. But almost!
If there was a silver lining to the fact that Kings of Leon had to cut their Friday night set at Gexa Energy Pavilion short because lead singer Caleb Followill was "overheated" (right...), it was this: The band's promised rescheduled performance set for September 21 was setting itself up to be the first Kings of Leon show we'd really looked forward to in some time.

I mean, c'mon: Is there anything more consistently amusing than the guy who got too drunk at the last party showing up to the next one, only to sheepishly apologize to everyone before trying to pretend like he wasn't an asshole the last time around? OK, maybe a few things. But, point is, it was looking like a potentially grand ol' time.

Only, well, now it looks like it's off: TMZ is reporting that the band has canceled all of its performances through September 28, when the band kicks off its Canadian touring leg, because, apparently, them down-home Southern Followill boys don't think they have news access up in the Great White North. (Turns out, they do.)

The straight word from the folks at Live Nation:
"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. 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 for September 14th."
Shame, too, because we'd just found another reason to enjoy Kings of Leon once more: Bassist Jared Followill.

Dude's been awesome throughout this whole ordeal, posting honest, revealing insights into the behind-the-scenes goings-on via his Twitter account. Seriously, check out some of his tweets from Friday through today:

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All this after he and drummer Nathan Followill went and apologized to the Gexa Energy Pavilion crowd, telling audiences to hate Caleb and not them.

Long story short: You're OK in our book, Jared. Keep your head up, dude. Sorry about your brother.

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Claire
Claire

Kick em' when they're up.....kick em' when they're down.

easily amused
easily amused

I hope everything is OK. But they are overrated I think. It's cool to like them, but I don't get all the fuss.

Cujo
Cujo

Years back I saw Uriah Heep with their vocalist (David Byron) dead drunk. Not only was he terrible, the Philly audience booed him unmercifully. He deserved it. The next year they were back and he tried apologizing, naturally while drunk, which the audience was prepared to accept. Too bad the guy proceeded to get even drunker. He died a few years later from alcohol abuse and pretty much soiled the band for years. STP had the same deal with Weiland and even the second go-around is filled with stories of horrid shows and drug abuse.

My advice: Suck it up, fire the guy and get a new vocalist. Don't look back. There's plenty of people who would love to take a shot at his job.

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Im predicting the beginning of the end of KOL, as caleb is becoming a liability similar to scott weiland. He'll flip out in europe a couple more times and then either pull a brian jonestown on stage or shannon hoon it in..

amy
amy

All those people at that show should consider themselves lucky that they didn't have to sit through any more of that shit! 

Rockula
Rockula

Of course, the "convenience charges" will not be refunded

Darryl
Darryl

Jared better be careful or his brother might bitch slap him with a tequila bottle! Caleb suffers from exhaustion? Pleeeeeze. If anything, he's exhausted from hoisting all that beer and liqour into his gut.

Dhockenberry75
Dhockenberry75

I was at the show in the pit and it don't sound bad at all. The only thing is the Caleb was drunk. I was 7 feet away from him and he was drunk. Of course he was hot the show is in Texas in the summer. This was the third time to see them and you can tell he was wasted.

Kevan Irsch
Kevan Irsch

actually they do refund fees, just not UPS shipping charges

Lance_Lester
Lance_Lester

I'm surprised they don't charge you to refund your tickets.

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