Kings of Leon has been forced to postpone several international tour dates following the band’s drummer suffering an injury.
Nathan Followill hurt himself while working out (there’s a joke somewhere) and is scheduled to have surgery for a torn right bicep and labrum (he’s RIPPED – literally. Ok, there’s the joke.) that will require several months of rehabilitation.
As a result, the band is postponing tours in South Africa and Australia until October and November. The band will still play a few scheduled dates, including an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15. Followill is also expected to play all shows with the band in the spring, starting with Coachella and including European dates in May, June, and July.
Followill recently took some heat for his comments against Glee creator Ryan Murphy over Murphy’s name-calling attack on him for not allowing the hit show to recreate Kings of Leon songs.
The band, which also includes Followill’s brothers, Caleb and Jared, and his cousin, Matthew, is nominated for two Grammy Awards, Best Rock Song (for “Radioactive”) and Best Rock Performance By A Duo or Group.