Kings of Leon cancels Houston show too as band splinters into turmoil
UPDATE: Cynthia Woods officials have confirmed the cancelation, claiming it's due to "heat exhaustion and dehydration" that Caleb Followill is suffering from.
If you have tickets to see Kings of Leon at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, you'd better come up with a backup plan for your Saturday night. The show is being canceled in the wake of a bizarre walk off in Dallas from Kings frontman Caleb Followill Friday night, according to a Cynthia Woods worker.
The worker didn't want to give their name because the information hasn't been officially posted by the Pavilion yet. The venue's phone is ringing off the hook with most calls going unanswered.
The cancelation of Kings of Leon's Houston-area show comes with the band reeling from a Friday night incident that saw Caleb Followill stagger off a stage in Dallas only a few songs into a concert. Followill told the crowd that he needed to "vomit." When he didn't return, the rest of Kings of Leon called off the rest of the show with Caleb's brother Jared Followill telling the angry, booing crowd, "We are so unbelievably sorry, there's no words right now, honestly it's beyond our control. Caleb's just maybe a little unfit to play the rest of the show."
"We're so sorry guys, we love you all so much," Jared Followill continued. "I know you guys fucking hate us, I can't apologize enough. It's really not our fault. He can't play the rest of the show. We will be back as soon as possible. Fucking hate Caleb, not us."
Jared Followill later took to Twitter to present the non-Caleb part of the band's case as well, tweeting, "Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words."
Caleb Followill specifically told the crowd that he wasn't drunk in the middle of his bizarre walk-off rant, but witnesses describe him staggering all over the stage. At one point he screamed out, "I have no idea what the fuck is going on!" Coming just a week after the substance-abuse-troubled Amy Winehouse's death, Followill's public meltdown is sure to raise plenty of red flags.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Kings concert has already been rescheduled for Sept. 22 (tickets for tonight's show will be honored on that date, but those with tickets for tonight who cannot make the September date can get a refund at their point of purchase). It's a little hard to imagine Kings of Leon back on the stage together all that soon, but we'll see.