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Kings too drunk to play

Kings Of Leon have abandoned a gig in Dallas because lead singer Caleb Followill was too drunk to continue with the set.

Eleven songs into their set Caleb stormed off stage telling the punters that he was going to vomit and grab another beer, promising to return for three more songs, but he never returned. According to NME Caleb had claimed “I’m trying my best to sing but I haven’t got a voice, I’ve got nothing here. I’m not drunk, I’m just fucking hot”.

Bassist Jared Followill came out to apologise to the crowd, admitting that his brother was “a little unfit” to carry on with the show. As the crowd jeered Jared stormed “Fucking hate Caleb, not us. I don’t know what to say. It’s not our fault. It’s Caleb. He can’t play the rest of the show. We will be back as soon as possible. I know you guys hate us. I’m so sorry, fucking burn our records. We would play right now if we could. We’re so sorry.”

On his Twitter page after the gig, Jared continued with his apology “Dallas, I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am. There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words.”

It’s not the first time Kings Of Leon have abandoned a show – who could forget last year’s infamous Kings of Leon Vs the pigeons incident?

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crob

crob said on the 30th Jul, 2011

lets hope he goes into rehab, cancelling there upcoming tour leaving band of horses to do there own show

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2011

lets not blame the full band here. it seems obvious the rest of them were just fine.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 31st Jul, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAkg4cwJp1Y&ob=av2e

DougieAndJayney

DougieAndJayney said on the 31st Jul, 2011

fucking softcocks. Our drummer couldn't make it to a gig last weekend at the last minute, so we played acoustic.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2011



doubt you'll do that after your band sells out.

therat

therat said on the 31st Jul, 2011

I think this is being blown out of proportion, I mean who hasn't had to leave work early before because you're too munted to continue.

batdan

batdan said on the 31st Jul, 2011

Bad Caleb, bad Caleb. No more rider for you.

NichEast

NichEast said on the 31st Jul, 2011

Rule Number 1 from most musos is that you can do whatever the fuck you like but when it's showtime you make sure you get the job done. Caleb's lost the plot. You don't fuck up like that.

the momerath

the momerath said on the 31st Jul, 2011

i doubt these guys have got the following to be able to come back strongly from this. you can't sell out, not release decent music for an extended period of time, then be so unprofessional. for any artist this would be way too embarrassing... for kol, this could be a massive blow to their already dwindling popularity.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 31st Jul, 2011



i thought Rule Number 1 was that there are no rules??



yeah nothing says dwindling popularity like Hordern to Acer in 3yrs.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 31st Jul, 2011



This would please all the horsies fans across Australia, including myself :)

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 1st Aug, 2011

i thought Rule Number 1 was that there are no rules??



yeah nothing says dwindling popularity like Hordern to Acer in 3yrs.

Wrong. Obviously rule number 1 is that you don't talk about Fight Club.

iloveyou

iloveyou said on the 1st Aug, 2011

maybe he should have manned the fuck up and went on with the gig, then he might have put his head through the bass drum and done the world a favor.

iloveyou

iloveyou said on the 1st Aug, 2011

no thanks mate

for your safety because i always have a knife in my hand and i might stab you in the back

therat

therat said on the 1st Aug, 2011

Surprised your mum lets you use sharp objects

iloveyou

iloveyou said on the 1st Aug, 2011

oh FUCK

mr. originality just entered the thread

-inserts a reference to another forumers mother, followed by a somewhat average (but hopefully more witty) statement when combined with the 'mother' discourse-

fuck man you got me real good

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 1st Aug, 2011



don't you mind the knifing during cuddles? or are you into that sort of thing?

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 1st Aug, 2011

Pretty sure dan is form Adelaide, so that is a stock standard hug for him

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 1st Aug, 2011




but he's got a job where you're ALLOWED, if not even encouraged, to be munted.

fuck i mean who does n't love to bust out a tune when they're hammered, it's the best time!


this is just not rock n roll KOL

grattan

grattan said on the 1st Aug, 2011

Update from Jared Followill on twitter - "I love our fans so much. I know you guys aren't stupid. I can't lie. There are problems in our band bigger than not drinking enough Gatorade"

wendydee

wendydee said on the 1st Aug, 2011

they are fast earning a reputation of being too fragile. he whined about his illness for 5 min. should've used that time to sing. or caleb should've vomited onstage...with blood and then passed out in a pool of his own vomit. that would be rock and roll right there. too bad, caleb's vomit would consist of cheerios and oatmeal. not hardcore enough.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 1st Aug, 2011

@doctorfollowill So sorry Dallas, your heat got the best of a few of us. I'm so sorry for the inconvenience of all this bullshit. We'll be back soon

@doctorfollowill Not so good morning 4 me today. Ashamed & embarrassed by last nights fiasco. Can't apologize enough, utterly gutted. A million I'm sorry's

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 2nd Aug, 2011

twittering an apology is even less rocknroll

he should have fronted the fans at a record store press conference the next day and handed out 100 dollar bills

piss ants, they need a lesson from the boys of Six Ft Hick

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 2nd Aug, 2011



Maybe he'd been chatting with Timmy Rogers.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 2nd Aug, 2011



He hasn't swung enough punches.

grattan

grattan said on the 5th Aug, 2011

According to NME - Kings Of Leon's cancellation of their US tour is set to cost their insurers over $15 million (£9.14 million)

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 5th Aug, 2011



they've also pissed off about 400 000 fans.