Kings of Leon Attempt to Delete Footage of Disastrous Show
Hide the evidence!
Kings of Leon's management firm is on a mission to remove YouTube footage of the band's disastrous Dallas show on Friday, Rolling Stone reports. Although a handful of videos have yet to be pulled, most have disappeared as a result of a copyright claim from Vector Management, who represent the band.
During Friday's concert, Caleb Followill told the crowd: "I'm gonna go backstage and I'm gonna vomit, I'm gonna drink a beer and I'm gonna come back out and play three more songs."
The singer, however, did not return to the stage. His brother, bassist Jared Followill, apologized to fans. Caleb later cited the heat as his reason for being unable to complete the gig.
After the incident, the band cancelled their remaining 29 shows. An insider close to the Grammy winning trio told Us Weekly they were "trying to get Caleb to go to rehab. Mostly for alcohol."
Another source added, "Caleb's drinking is out of control... It's a dark demon he has been fighting for a while."
The band's rep said in a statement Monday: "We are so sorry to say Kings of Leon are canceling their entire US tour 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. Unfortunately, the US dates cannot be rescheduled due to the band's international tour schedule."