Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill Breaks Ribs in Tour Bus Accident
Published Aug 11, 2014Kings of Leon already have one tour bus mishap to their name, since one of their vehicles caught fire a few years back. Now, they've had another bus-related accident that left drummer Nathan Followill injured and in hospital.
In an announcement on Facebook, the band broke the news that they had to cancel their show last night (August 10) in Saratoga Springs, NY, as a result of the accident. The band were reportedly travelling to their hotel on Saturday after a gig in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of the bus. The vehicle stopped short, and Followill broke his ribs in the process and was taken to hospital
Aside from the ribs, the timekeeper is said to be "doing well." Although the announcement uses the word "postponed" rather than "cancelled," no make-up date has been announced for the axed New York show and ticket refunds are available.
No further show postponements have been announced, suggesting that the band will likely resume their tour on at their next scheduled gig, which is on Wednesday (August 13) in Wantagh, NY.
As previously reported, Kings of Leon have a lot of summer dates coming up, and you can see the full schedule here.
UPDATE: Kings of Leon have been forced to now cancel several more U.S. dates due to Followill's injury. You can see their adjusted tour schedule below.
08/15 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
08/16 Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
08/19 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
08/20 Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Blossom Music Center
08/22 Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
08/23 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
08/28 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
08/29 Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
09/03 Virginia Beach, VA - Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
09/05 Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/06 West Palm Beach, FL - Cruzan Amphitheatre
09/09 Atlanta, GA - Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
09/10 Birmingham, AL - Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
09/12 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
09/13 Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheatre
09/16 Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
09/17 Raleigh, NC - Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
09/24 Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
09/26 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
09/27 Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/30 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