Kings of Leon have canceled two more concerts as drummer Nathan Followill continues to recover from injuries sustained during a bus accident that forced the band to call off two weeks’ worth of dates earlier this month.
The band was supposed to return to the stage on August 28th for a show at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey, but that gig has been axed, along with an August 29th concert at the First Niagara Pavilion in Pittsburgh. Refunds for fans will be available wherever they purchased tickets.
“After further evaluation, a doctor has ordered drummer Nathan Followill to remain on rest for one more week,” the band said in a statement. “The drummer has been on strict doctor’s orders to rest over the past two weeks in order to recover from an injury sustained in a tour bus accident earlier this month.”
“I’m so bummed to have to cancel more shows but I need to be fully recovered before I get back,” Followill wrote on Twitter. “So sorry to the fans and thanks for understanding.”
Kings of Leon, however, are still on schedule to headline the Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia on August 31st, and will continue the latest North American leg of their Mechanical Bull tour through the fall.
Nathan Followill was treated for broken ribs after a pedestrian jumped in front of the band’s tour bus, causing it to stop short, following a concert in Boston. Despite the myriad cancellations, Kings of Leon still managed come through on an appearance on The Tonight Show, which happened just several days after the accident. Though the band took the stage without their brother, they were joined by bandleader, and Roots drummer, Questlove, who dutifully manned the kit for a rendition of “Family Tree,” and even used a bit of duct tape to adorn his kick drum with a cheeky, “QOL.”