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Kings of Leon's Tampa concert canceled, as is remainder of tour

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It's a good thing we caught Kings of Leon last fall. Because who knows when we'll see them again.

Following a string of erratic, canceled concerts over the weekend, TMZ is reporting that Kings of Leon is canceling the rest of their U.S. tour -- including Tuesday's stop at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa.

The band's statement, as reported by TMZ: 

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.

This (sort of) falls in line with a couple of weekend tweets by Jared Followill, following an aborted concert in Dallas. "I cannot begin to tell you how sorry I am," he tweeted. "There are internal sicknesses & problems that have needed to be addressed. No words. 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."

Mmm-HMMM. TMZ says refunds will be available at point of purchase.

***UPDATE*** Live Nation says: "Tix purchased online or by phone will be automatically refunded." So there you go.

-- Jay Cridlin, tbt*

[Last modified: Monday, August 1, 2011 4:45pm]

    

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