Kings of Leon Cancel Tour Dates After Drummer Injured in Bus Crash: See His Video Statement
By Marissa G. Muller
After a person jumped in front of Kings of Leon‘s tour bus on Sunday night, causing a car crash that left drummer Nathan Followill with broken ribs, the band had to cancel a string of shows up until Aug. 28.
On the bright side, Followill is expected to make a full recovery. Today the band posted an optimistic YouTube clip of Followill in his hospital bed, talking about his recovery. “I’m going to get completely healed up and get out there,” he says in the video.
He also apologized to fans for their canceled shows in New York, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and New Hampshire, saying, “Sorry I had to skip out on these few shows but it’s all for the better. Thanks for all the well wishes.
“I’ll see you guys on the next show.”
That would be when they play Holmdel, N.J., on Aug. 28. However, the band are still scheduled to make their appearance on tonight’s episode of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Followill will be replaced during the TV taping with The Roots‘ Questlove.
It is unknown if the band will reschedule the canceled tour dates.
Look for their appearance on The Tonight Show tonight and check out their upcoming tour dates below.
8/28 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
8/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
8/30-31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America Festival
9/03 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
9/05 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
9/06 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
9/09 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
9/10 – Birmingham, AL @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
9/12 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
9/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre
9/16 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
9/17 – Raleigh, NC @ Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
9/24 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/26 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre
9/27 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
9/30 – Sacramento, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
10/01 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
10/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
10/05 – Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre
10/11 – Guadalajara, MX @ VFG Arena
10/12 – Mexico City, MX @ Corona Capital