After Caleb “Puts The Ill In” Followill blamed the heat for the reason why he quit in the middle of a show in Dallas on Friday night, his brother and bandmate Jared said in so many Tweets that the problem is bigger “than not drinking enough Gatorade.” Well, the problem has forced the Kings of Leon to cancel every single date on their US tour and take the rest of the summer off. KoL: 0 Pigeons: 2
A rep for KoL pulled out an excuse from 2007 and blamed “exhaustion” as the reason why the band won’t start yodeling again until the end of September. The rep said this shit:
“We are so sorry to say … [cancellation is] 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. The band will resume touring in Canada at the Rogers Center in Vancouver, B.C., on September 28. That show was originally scheduled for September 14th.”
Ticket holders will get their cash back, but none of the US shows will be rescheduled. Jared said on Twitter that he’s depressed and that the decision is completely out of his hands.
Exhaustion, really? Are we still using the word “exhaustion” as a publicist’s term for “BITCH IS A FUCKING DRUNK“? Okay, then.
But seriously, some rock stars these days are so damn fragile. I mean, Iggy Pop is at least 300 years old, all of his internal organs and his sweat glands disintegrated into dust years ago, and he’d still perform in the middle of a volcano while a herd of elephants shit on him from above. The Texas heat and pigeon shit? That’s child’s play to Iggy!
via The L.A. Times