Following an onstage meltdown Friday in Dallas, Kings of Leon announced this afternoon that it is cancelling the rest of its North American Tour including Friday's concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. According to "Billboard" the news follows last Friday's performance when "frontman Caleb Followill (pictured) walked offstage after claiming he was too hot to perform, and the band subsequently postponed its show in Houston scheduled for the following night."
LiveNation released the following statement Monday afternoon: "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 purchased online or via phones will be automatically refunded. Tickets purchased at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre box office or at Ticketmaster outlets, will be refunded at point of purchase starting Wednesday August 3."
The group was scheduled to play Tampa Tuesday. This announcement comes just a week into its summer tour. A documentary about the group "Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon" is scheduled to premier on Showtime August 21.