Kings Of Leon have announced they have cancelled the remainder of their U.S. tour due to singer Caleb Followill's "vocal issues and exhaustion". The group made the decision in the wake of a disastrous show in Dallas where Caleb left the stage after complaining about the heat - leading his band-mates to reveal the "internal sickness" in the band.
Followill was spotted in New York this week with wife Lily Aldridge, telling a Tmz cameraman, "I'm just trying to get better". When quizzed on the scheduled run of shows in Canada, Caleb noted, "I don't know. ... We'll see how it goes". Following his abrupt departure from the stage in Dallas, the singer's band-mate Jared told Twitter followers, "There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. I can't lie, there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade". The band initially postponed a concert the following night in Houston, but have now scrapped the entire tour. Returning to Twitter page following their announcement, Jared told fans, "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".
The band released 'Come Around Sundown', their fifth album in seven years, in October 2010.
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