Kings of Leon cancel more tour dates after drummer Nathan Followill’s injury

By Daniel S Levine,

The rock group Kings of Leon has been forced to postpone tour dates through the end of August thanks to drummer Nathan Followill’s injury. Their tour bus was involved in an accident following Saturday’s show in Boston, leaving Followill with broken ribs.

Back on Monday, the group first announced that their Sunday show in Saratoga Springs, New York had to be postponed. While Followill and the band have shared positive updates on his health since then, he was still advised by doctors not to perform through the end of the month.

Billboard<./A> reports that the group will still appear on tonight’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Roots’ Questlove will play drums when they perform “Family Tree” from their latest album, Mechanical Bull.

“The process is now to rest in order for healing to take place,” Dr. Faiz Bhora of Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital told Billboard in a statement. “To avoid complications and to make a full recovery, a break from performing to Aug. 28 is necessary.”

The group is still hoping to perform on Aug. 28 at the NC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. It is not clear when the postponed dates will be rescheduled and the Saratoga Springs show is now considered cancelled.

Here are the cancelled dates:

Aug. 10 -- Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
Aug. 13 -- Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre, Wantagh, NY
Aug. 15 -- Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Aug. 16 -- Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY
Aug. 19 -- Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY
Aug. 20 -- Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Aug. 22 -- Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH
Aug. 23 -- Klipsch Music Center, Indianapolis, IN
Aug. 26 -- Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, Gilford, NH

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