Friday, July 29th 2011
News: Kings Of Leon
It seems that overpriced-scarf-salesmen Kings Of Leon performed another assault on their ever-forgiving fanbase last night. As backstageOL reports, the group walked offstage at their Dallas gig last night, after performing only a handful of songs.
Apparently pigeon poop was not a major cause. According to reports from locals, lead singer Caleb Followill was very intoxicated; he left the stage with the promise of coming back for more songs, but never did. In the video below, you can see Mr. Followill mumbling through some crowd ass-kissing, then stating: “I’m gonna go backstage for a second, I’m gonna vomit, I’m gonna drink a beer, then I’m gonna come back out and play three more songs”.
Update: The original videos have been removed due to copyright claim. Here’s one that’s legit and long-form:
A short time later, it was announced that the show was cancelled, leaving the following words ringing in the jilted ticketholders’ ears: “It’s not us, it’s Caleb that can’t play. I know you guys fucking hate us…. It’s not our fault, it’s Caleb, he can’t play the rest of the show. We will be back as soon as possible.”
After the incident, Caleb’s bandmates Nathan & Jared Followill tweeted apologies, stating that ”there are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed” and ultimately ”the heat got the best of a few of us,” cleverly avoiding the word “alcohol”.
At publishing there’s been no official statement from Caleb, but we’re not sure if it’d do much to improve our – or the rest of the band’s – view of him at the moment. Next stop: rehab.