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

Tagged: 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
7133 Comments


thank shit

omnipanzer
August 2nd 2011
21709 Comments


/slow clap

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Sanders
August 2nd 2011
2369 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
21709 Comments


"water is more hydrating anyway you fucking dumbass"

lol, my exact thought as I read that.

Rev
August 2nd 2011
9462 Comments


looooooooooooooool

Mabbitt
August 2nd 2011
1391 Comments


its too hot to tour.

Tyrael
August 2nd 2011
20988 Comments


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

Fingers crossed!

Scoot
August 2nd 2011
18034 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
21138 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.

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mallen-
August 2nd 2011
1236 Comments


gator-rade...gator-rade

FromDaHood
August 2nd 2011
9091 Comments


pussy

Pharoh
August 2nd 2011
3325 Comments


they LOOK EMO

Pharoh
August 2nd 2011
3325 Comments


the gatorade thing is probably a product placement add..

FearThyEvil
August 2nd 2011
12986 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
21709 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
21709 Comments


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

Scoot
August 2nd 2011
18034 Comments


BRAWNDO THE THIRST MUTILATOR

pedro70512
August 2nd 2011
4031 Comments


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

MoosechriS
August 2nd 2011
5099 Comments


H2O :D

sixdegrees
August 2nd 2011
18330 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
3325 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
5099 Comments


@ wittright - thanks dude

North0House2
August 2nd 2011
5898 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
4084 Comments


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

paxman
August 2nd 2011
4084 Comments


Dumbass.

North0House2
August 2nd 2011
5898 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
631 Comments


electrolytes, it's what caleb craves

ihopeuchoke
August 2nd 2011
668 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
4084 Comments


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

wabbit
August 2nd 2011
7052 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
7052 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
16138 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
4084 Comments


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

Sanders
August 2nd 2011
2369 Comments


"Guy blatantly has a drinking problem."

And don't call me Shirley.

cfbassist
August 2nd 2011
333 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
631 Comments


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

bungy
August 2nd 2011
8872 Comments


fucking idiots should be drinking water not gatorade

Blackbelt54
August 2nd 2011
4276 Comments


you gotta hydrate down there in Texas

bungy
August 2nd 2011
8872 Comments


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

MaskAtTheMasquerade
August 2nd 2011
2888 Comments


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

LOL!

renegadestrings
August 2nd 2011
1476 Comments


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

Spec
August 2nd 2011
27766 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
4084 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
2482 Comments


paxman, you deserve ice cream.

bungy
August 2nd 2011
8872 Comments


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

AngelofDeath
Staff Reviewer
August 2nd 2011
16138 Comments


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

someguest
August 2nd 2011
22238 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
27766 Comments


andcas knows what's up

ScorpionStan
August 2nd 2011
1836 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
7146 Comments


whatev, i got Come Around Sundown for free anyway.

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TomServo
August 3rd 2011
542 Comments


DRINK BOTH WATER AND GATORADE!!!!

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2011
51166 Comments


At the same time

TomServo
August 3rd 2011
542 Comments


exactly

Sanders
August 3rd 2011
2369 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
21709 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
3982 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
946 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
7146 Comments


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

pizzamachine
August 10th 2011
12608 Comments


I hope the band reads this thread.

WashboardSuds
August 10th 2011
5075 Comments


THIS CONCERT'S ON FIRE



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