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As you may have heard, Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon walked off stage at their show in Dallas, TX on Friday (7/29) after saying he was going to go backstage, vomit, and return for three more songs.

"While KoL's fans stood in the dead heat, precious Caleb was carried off to his all-white dressing room where slaves hand fed him Evian ice cubes and fanned him with swan feathers while spritzing his face with 60ยบ Perrier from a crystal bottle." [Dlisted]
Caleb never returned and Jared Followill then told the crowd, "I don't know what to say. It's not our fault. It's Caleb. He can't play." Jared then 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." Jared again tweeted, admitting, "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." The band continued to cancel their next two shows, both Saturday (7/30) and Sunday (7/31). Since canceling those dates, the band have gone on to cancel the rest of their entire tour, which was with Band of Horses.

A message on KoL's website reads:

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.
The cancelled shows include Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on August 10 and PNC Bank Arts Center on August 17. According to Ticketmaster/Livenation, any tickets purchased by Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone or Ticketmaster.com will be automatically credited back to the card used to order them. All tickets purchased at the box office or a Ticketmaster Ticket Center must be returned to the point of purchase to receive a refund.

Nathan Followill confirmed it's just a break and not a breakup, when he tweeted "Bummed about the tour not happening. So sorry 4 all the fans. We just need some rest. Thanks 4 understanding. WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP!" Despite the fact that the band reports the tour was cancelled so Caleb could rest his voice, US Weekly reports that a source tells them his bandmates are urging him to go to rehab. The source says Caleb "drinks like a fish."

Fortunately, Band of Horses are working on scheduling some club dates to make up for the cancelled tour. They wrote on their facebook:

Hey there Friends Of BoH! First off, we're sorry for the lag on updating everyone. We're thrilled by all the support you're showing us, and have been working behind the scenes to do everything we can to come see you. Unfortunately, we won't be able to hit up all of the places we'd planned on visiting with Kings of Leon. BUT!!! We're happy to announce that we're going to play SOME SHOWS!!!
We're playing FT. LAUDERDALE AND CHARLOTTE THIS WEEK! Details are below. We're working on adding more, and will have another update very soon.
We would like to thank Kings Of Leon for the opportunity to play the shows we did, and wish them all the best.
p.s. We're hoping to provide a special treat to the fans coming out to these new dates. Stay tuned and thank you!
Love, BoH
The new dates include a show at Hammerstein Ballroom on August 10 (which is at least way better than Jones Beach). Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday (8/5) at noon.

BoH also wants you to help them pick their setlists for the new shows. Because they had planned on playing shorter sets of their more popular songs on the Kings of Leon tour, they now have time to play some of their lesser known cuts. Check out the list of songs to choose from and more details on how to submit your choices at their facebook.

Video of Caleb speaking throughout the Dallas show and ending with Jared's apology, and Band of Horses dates below...

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Kings Of Leon Dallas 2011 Caleb Talks

Band of Horses -- 2011 Tour Dates (more TBA)
Wednesday, August 3rd - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution Live
Friday, August 5th - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Tuesday, August 9th - Philadelphia, PA - Theater of the Living Arts
Wednesday, August 10th - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom

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Comments (57)

The youtubes of KOL's Dallas meltdown are pretty funny especially this REMIXXX:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQUfVAYQTBQ

Posted by Kevin Ham | August 3, 2011 4:57 PM

Filling Hammerstein in less than a week? Gusty.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:03 PM

Hammerstein is a club?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:14 PM

These guys are heading down Creed highway.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:14 PM

It's like Wavves all over again.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:19 PM

too much parrot shit in dallas?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:29 PM

in addition to gusty its also gutsy

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:30 PM

Wooooooooooooooooooooooo

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:37 PM

dude's hitting the bottle big time.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:39 PM

guys everywhere are saying "whew" in happiness that they will no longer be dragged to the show because of their girlfriends awful taste in music.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:51 PM

If they are really taking a break cause of a person's alcoholism it seems kind of sad. Look at every college age kid in America, maybe the world, I black out 7/10 times that I drink and can still function. How the fuck can he not? He just shouldn't black out on stage, then, he can do whatever the fuck he wants after the show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 5:58 PM

King of Pussies

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:07 PM

shit! now I want to sell my Bon Iver tickets for the same day and go see Band of Horses anybody interested

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:08 PM

And I almost thought they broke up. Damn. There are a lot of bros and soccer moms upset that they won't be able to go to PNC this summer.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:16 PM

6:08, Go look around Williamsburg for Frohawk. He'd be interested.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:31 PM

ROFLOL

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:37 PM

they all had their own buses on tour

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:41 PM

What time does Daft Punk come on?

I heard that James Murphy and Nancy Whang may force the "exhausted members" of Kings of Lean out, and will take over for the duration of the tour.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 6:41 PM

he was exhausted from all the pigeon shit that fell on him on tour

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:07 PM

if you care about this band, you are the one that needs some help

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:15 PM

I was at Reading in '09 when Caleb had a temper tantrum on stage because, apparently, the crowd wasn't showing enough admiration over them amd their set. They finished but played no encore. I'm not the biggest KoL fan (I enjoy some of the early stuff), but it's time for them to take an extended hiatus if only to step back and realize that they are treatin' their fans like garbage. Maybe it's just Caleb? That guy needs to understand he's a rock singer, not the second coming.

Posted by Doc | August 3, 2011 7:16 PM

it'd be so great if they broke up

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 7:48 PM

KOL.....so unprofessional.

They SUCK live too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:09 PM

Kings of Hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 8:24 PM

This sucks that boh are now playing same night as Bon iver. Hate to say it but I'm more interested in the former. Oh well!

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:13 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:46 PM

Kings of Leon fuck rules and anyone who says otherwise can go fuck themselves. Just a bunch of asshole with shitty taste in music seem to frequent this comment section. Everyone knows that KOL live is the best show you'll see anywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 9:52 PM

can't believe band of horses were touring with these weenies.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 10:45 PM

9:52, Shut Up Caleb.

Posted by Anonymous | August 3, 2011 11:01 PM

I can't tell if 9:52 is being sarcastic or not.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 1:45 AM

Ol' Caleb is BVing on a bender again. Is it wrong for me to want it to be heroin and not alcohol?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 2:17 AM

why is this shit band even relevant on BV? may as well be talking about nickelback.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 8:19 AM

remember when this band was kinda sorta cool?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 8:45 AM

@8:45 - no, not ever

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:00 AM

They never were cool. They were always lame-o's shapeshifting till they discovered the arena rock formula.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:00 AM

WORST BAND EVER.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:02 AM

their early records are pretty killer, actually. if you think otherwise, you haven't heard them or you have shit taste.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:05 AM

this band is a waste of time. if you think otherwise, you're wasting your time not listening to Radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:18 AM

this is corporate BS. Coldplay has more integrity that Kings of Leon.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:24 AM

^ True.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:25 AM

Kings of Leon > Radiohead

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:29 AM

Don't look now, 9:05, but your sex is on fire.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:35 AM

I love 311.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 9:42 AM

KOL not playing + BOH adding longer shows is about as good as it gets.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:36 AM

Good riddance. Can that awful "Use Somebody" song also be stricken from collective human memory?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 10:49 AM

Kings of Crap

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:02 AM

dlisted is da bitch

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 11:14 AM

"Kings of Leon cancel tour"

Nothing more needed to be said.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:06 PM

who cares about these bands?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:11 PM

Nickelback and Kings of Leon are the same band

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 12:37 PM

True story - Saw KoL @ the Bowery right after Youth & Young Manhood was released, which actually at the time was a great record. They played and were god awful. Just like someone posted above, they stormed off the stage after the audience was not paying enough attention to the the lead singers bangs.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 3:51 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2011 4:14 PM

"There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade."

Yeah - for example, sucking.

Posted by Funderburgh | August 4, 2011 4:45 PM

These dudes have not earned the title of Rock n Rollers.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 1:02 AM

proves why U2 are the greatest band in the world...at one recent concert in the New Meadowlands Stadium Bono nearly passed out probably from heat exhaustion..he excused himself for a minute and was back in less than that...tihs is a guy who gerts ripped at every turn from indie snond here at BV meanwhile he never once has pulled a stunt like Caleb Folowill did the other night...dodn't KOL walk off the stage another time when a bird shit on one of the members? I think KOL are the new Guns&Roses walking off stages,cancelling dates,etc.

Posted by Jack | August 5, 2011 1:28 PM

this fucking generation needs to learn how to grow a pair, suck it up and be professional. you think Sinatra never did a show hung over? you think Janis never did a show jonesing for a spoonful? you think the Mick never played in a game while the pain from his knees was so bad it would kill a medium sized animal? fucking suck it up and entertain the people, or get the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 1:59 PM

kings of fuckall

Posted by Anonymous | August 7, 2011 8:39 PM

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