Kings of Leon cancel US tour
2011-08-02 by Sanders | 73 Comments

Troubled rockers Kings of Leon have cancelled their US tour, 3 days after frontman Caleb
Followill cut short a show in Dallas, Texas. He has said he can no longer sing due to "heat
exhaustion and dehydration". The other members of the band, however, have hinted at deeper
troubles, with bassist (and brother of Caleb) Jared stating on Twitter "I can't lie, there
are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade".

More details surrounding the band's troubles can be found at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14367943

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Band Page: Kings of Leon

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Brownboy
August 2nd 2011

114 Comments


lol kings of leon suck anyway

Paradiso
August 2nd 2011

313 Comments


hopefully they will break up and do a recall of their cds

acorncheese
August 2nd 2011

7115 Comments


thank shit

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21391 Comments


/slow clap

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Sanders
August 2nd 2011

2323 Comments


For the sake of objectivity, I couldn't say what I wanted to when posting this. Subjectively I would have said

"I can't lie, there are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade" - Yeah, like all of you being shit.

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21391 Comments


"water is more hydrating anyway you fucking dumbass"

lol, my exact thought as I read that.

Rev
August 2nd 2011

9291 Comments


looooooooooooooool

Mabbitt
August 2nd 2011

1240 Comments


its too hot to tour.

Tyrael
August 2nd 2011

20394 Comments


They realised their last 2 albums sucked donkey dick and are calling it quits...

Fingers crossed!

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Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17479 Comments


oh good fucking god, this just reminds me of the spoiled rich kid who suddenly gets booted out onto his own and starts complaining about how he can't handle life

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SeaAnemone
August 2nd 2011

18802 Comments


Kings of Leon are now successful we should probably all hate them for it and make inane comparisons.



And Gatorade has ELECTROLYTES it replenishes energy better.

mallen-
August 2nd 2011

1235 Comments


gator-rade...gator-rade

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FromDaHood
Contributing Reviewer
August 2nd 2011

8950 Comments


pussy

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Pharoh
August 2nd 2011

3326 Comments


they LOOK EMO

Pharoh
August 2nd 2011

3326 Comments


the gatorade thing is probably a product placement add..

FearThyEvil9
August 2nd 2011

11334 Comments


It just goes to show how much they really care for their fans. Dehydration poorest excuse ever drink some water you fucking pussy.

MrGlass
August 2nd 2011

326 Comments


troubled rockers

HallucinogeNick
August 2nd 2011

755 Comments


i feel bad for Band of Horses. I sure hope they don't have to cancel the tour just because of KoL.

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21391 Comments


"And Gatorade has ELECTROLYTES it replenishes energy better. "

Also has a shit load of sodium... which is fine if you are in the middle of being super active and need nourishment, not if you are just dehydrated.

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011

21391 Comments


Brawndo's got what plants crave. It's got electrolytes!

Scoot
August 2nd 2011

17479 Comments


BRAWNDO THE THIRST MUTILATOR

pedro70512
August 2nd 2011

1855 Comments


DRINK POWERTHIRST AND YOU'LL WIN AT TOURING
.....
BE KINGS OF LEON AND YOU'LL LOSE AT EVERYTHING FOREVER

MoosechriS
August 2nd 2011

4634 Comments


H2O :D

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sixdegrees
August 2nd 2011

15727 Comments


I sense a breakup coming on...

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wittwright
August 2nd 2011

679 Comments


Moose, you're avatar is priceless


Pharoh
August 2nd 2011

3326 Comments


change name to kings of brutality,
get a oli sykes haircut,
do 4 or more breakdowns in each song,
downtune those guitars and get a decent drummer,
and get a pig as the vocalist,

DONE

MoosechriS
August 2nd 2011

4634 Comments


@ wittright - thanks dude

North0House2
August 2nd 2011

5584 Comments


Oh no, not the heat! Lol, it's only like the central US that's suffering from that crap massive heat wave. Colorado's gonna be 85 and rainy for the next two days.

What whiners, so many acts have pushed through much more than bloody heat.

I bet the guy's a massive drunkard or something.

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Dogget
August 2nd 2011

781 Comments


Guy blatantly has a drinking problem.

paxman
August 2nd 2011

4083 Comments


Water when your dehydrated isn't enough. You need potassium, sodium, electrolytes, etc...the stuff that's in Gatorade.

paxman
August 2nd 2011

4083 Comments


Dumbass.

North0House2
August 2nd 2011

5584 Comments


I just add a tiny amount of salt to my water and eat massive amounts of fruits and vegetables. I'm totally good to go. These guys should do the same... And lay off of the beer.

I couldn't care less, though.

NigelH
August 2nd 2011

1571 Comments


I used to like these guys when they were doing shit like Because of the Times. Now they pretty much suck...and not because they got big....because they started making shitty music when they got big.

gotsthedewsdood
August 2nd 2011

585 Comments


electrolytes, it's what caleb craves

ihopeuchoke
August 2nd 2011

667 Comments


"water is more hydrating anyway you fucking dumbass"

No? No it is not... I don't know why you would think this... If you are truly dehydrated you have lost important electrolytes in which the body needs to function that water does not have. You're thinking of being thirsty. Which is completely different. :/ The internet. Sometimes...

paxman
August 2nd 2011

4083 Comments


He's going to come back with "I was being sarcastic, you twat," I have a feelng.

wabbit
August 2nd 2011

6742 Comments


""And Gatorade has ELECTROLYTES it replenishes energy better. "

Also has a shit load of sodium..."


I don't know who is more embarrassing him or all of you for not noticing it.





wabbit
August 2nd 2011

6742 Comments


Also Tom Waits lived on a diet of gin and menthol cigarettes for like a year...so fuck these guys.

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
August 2nd 2011

16125 Comments


I noticed, but I chose not to say anything.

Also, someone tell Caleb PBR doesn't stand for "Perfect Beverage for Refreshment".

paxman
August 2nd 2011

4083 Comments


Noticed what? We're talking about Sonic. Edit: Oh, you're talking about how sodium is an electrolyte.

Sanders
August 2nd 2011

2323 Comments


"Guy blatantly has a drinking problem."

And don't call me Shirley.

cfbassist
August 2nd 2011

324 Comments


everybody is arguing/criticizing the band about being dehydrated/gatorade, yet the news article makes a point of noting it is blatantly obvious this cancellation had nothing to do with dehydration



Goatlord
August 2nd 2011

405 Comments


I hope this is the final nail in the coffin for this shitty, shitty band. Fuck 'em.

gotsthedewsdood
August 2nd 2011

585 Comments


i don't think they are awful but they dress so homo

bungy
August 2nd 2011

8843 Comments


fucking idiots should be drinking water not gatorade

Blackbelt54
August 2nd 2011

4266 Comments


you gotta hydrate down there in Texas

bungy
August 2nd 2011

8843 Comments


why the fuck am I digging American Idiot I haven't listened to that in years

MaskAtTheMasquerade
August 2nd 2011

2784 Comments


"hopefully they will break up and do a recall of their cds"

LOL!

renegadestrings
August 2nd 2011

1416 Comments


gatorade not only quenches your thirst better, it tastes better too, idiot

Spec
August 2nd 2011

26833 Comments


Water sucks, it really really sucks.

Loanshark
August 2nd 2011

333 Comments


These guys can't even find a good excuse for their problems lol

paxman
August 2nd 2011

4083 Comments


"everybody is arguing/criticizing the band about being dehydrated/gatorade, yet the news article makes a point of noting it is blatantly obvious this cancellation had nothing to do with dehydration"

Well, obviously the water-vs.-Gatorade debate is infinitely more important (and crucial to our survival as a species, surprisingly enough) than speculations as to why Kings of Leon are likely going to stop making music.

ncguitar
August 2nd 2011

2190 Comments


paxman, you deserve ice cream.

bungy
August 2nd 2011

8843 Comments


At least nobody has said anything about poweraid that makes me vomit

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
August 2nd 2011

16125 Comments


Mmm, Poweraid. Nothing is better for active bodies than good ol' high fructose corn syrup.

someguest
August 2nd 2011

18859 Comments


"I can't lie, there
are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade".


hahahaha

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Spec
August 2nd 2011

26833 Comments


andcas knows what's up

ScorpionStan
August 2nd 2011

1797 Comments


Seriously Mr. Sanders, it greatly pains me to read "rockers" and "Kings of Leon" in the same sentence...so much so that i must petition you to change the wording. Because there is no "rock" band more undeserving of that title than these pussies.

If this band is the definition of "rock 'n roll" these days, than i understand why popular music has gone to shit.

Parallels
August 2nd 2011

6640 Comments


whatev, i got Come Around Sundown for free anyway.

TomServo
August 3rd 2011

542 Comments


DRINK BOTH WATER AND GATORADE!!!!

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2011

48528 Comments


At the same time

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TomServo
August 3rd 2011

542 Comments


exactly

Sanders
August 3rd 2011

2323 Comments


Mr Stan, I'm not sure my news article would have been passed by the mods if I described them as "Pussy-ass drunkard faux-rockers". Still, maybe next time?

omnipanzer
August 3rd 2011

21391 Comments


"""And Gatorade has ELECTROLYTES it replenishes energy better. "

Also has a shit load of sodium..."


I don't know who is more embarrassing him or all of you for not noticing it. "


Wonarabit GTFO, You'll notice I'm speaking of the AMOUNT of sodium... I capitalized AMOUNT because I thought I had made it pretty clear before but you've proven me incorrect. Damn these limited English words.

UnnamedOcean
August 3rd 2011

3932 Comments


Maybe he will become a better singer if he just drinks some Gatorade.

lynit
August 4th 2011

39 Comments


As someone who uses the Internet, I feel like it's my personal duty to link to this in regards to the Gatorade debate (http://basketbawful.blogspot.com/2006/03/gatorade-conspiracy.html)

DayMan
August 6th 2011

146 Comments


gatorade not only quenches your thirst better, it tastes better too idiot..water suckkkksss it reallly really sucks

lancebramsay
August 6th 2011

1585 Comments


wow what sell outs - product placement for Gatorade. Such mainstream bullshit.

YouGotLucky
August 6th 2011

943 Comments


yay

olddirtydoggy
August 10th 2011

40 Comments


So much hate for the kings, I thought the last 2 records were really good. Accessable and straight up rock on 'only by the night' vs a stripped down jaunt for 'come around sundown'. They are not reinventing the musical wheel but thats ok.
Dislike them but don't hate on a band without good reason.

Parallels
August 10th 2011

6640 Comments


WE GOOOOO TO THE DISCOOOO
WE'LL BE A SIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIii-*click album off*

pizzamachine
August 10th 2011

12568 Comments


I hope the band reads this thread.

WashboardSuds
August 10th 2011

4884 Comments


THIS CONCERT'S ON FIRE

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