Over the weekend, Kings of Leon suffered a mishap that resulted in drummer Nathan Followill breaking several ribs and the band having to postpone several of their upcoming tour dates.
While en route to their hotel following their show in Boston, when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the over-sized vehicle to stop short resulting in Followill being injured. At the time, he had said he was just “banged up,” but it turned out he had a broken rib.
At the time, the band had just said that the would be postponing their Saratoga Spring, NY show, this past Sunday (August 10) and any show until “further notice”
Today, KOL have confirmed that they have nixed all tour dates for the next two weeks to allow Followill to heal, per doctor’s orders. At this rate, the band’s next show will take place on august 28 at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.
Of course, it sounds like Followill is getting some kind of cabin fever already and is eager to return to his drum kit. “I’m, counting down the days until I can get back in the saddle and continue what has been out best American tour so far.”
But, the band will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where resident band leader Questlove will take over the drum kit for the group during their song “Family Tree.”
The band’s current tour, the Mechanical Bull tour is in support of their 2013 album by the same name. This tour marked the return of the band after their scrapped a full tour due to internal band issues among the members of the group.