Broken ribs force Kings of Leon to cancel shows

AP Nathan Followill
FILE - This Sept. 5, 2013 file photo shows Nathan Followill of the band Kings of Leon in Nashville, Tenn. Followill was injured in a tour bus accident over the weekend, forcing the band to postpone a Sunday show in New York. Followill broke his ribs when the band’s tour bus driver was forced to stop short when a pedestrian crossed the street in front of the vehicle Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, after their show in Boston. (Photo by Donn Jones/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Kings of Leon will be off the road for two weeks while drummer Nathan Followill recovers from broken ribs.

The family band from Nashville, Tennessee, will be off the road for two weeks while Followill recovers, a statement from the band says. But Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson is coming to the rescue for Tuesday night’s appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Thompson, the house bandleader, will sit in for the 35-year-old Followill on the song “Family Tree.”

The band is canceling nine shows, including Sunday’s missed gig in Saratoga Springs, New York. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Followill broke his ribs when the band’s tour bus driver was forced to stop short when a pedestrian crossed the street in front of the vehicle Saturday night after KOL’s show in Boston.

The Grammy Award-winning band will return to the stage Aug. 28 in Holmdel, New Jersey. The group’s current tour is scheduled to run into October.

Refunds for the canceled shows will be available at the point of purchase. Visit www.kingsofleon.com for up-to-date information.

The full list of canceled shows: 

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

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Online:

http://kingsofleon.com

 

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