“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our fans,” the band wrote on Instagram. “If you haven’t heard, our mom Betty Ann passed away peacefully last week.
“We’ve decided to cancel all remaining tour dates through October to be with our families. Thanks for the kind words and all the love you’ve given to the entire Followill family.”
Kings Of Leon perform live. CREDIT: Getty Images
The dates affected include:
1 – White River Amphitheatre, Auburn, WA
3 – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater, Ridgefield, WA
7 – Ruoff Music Center, Noblesville, IN
9 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Chicago, IL
Earlier this month, Kings Of Leon announced a run of UK and Ireland arena shows.
Two of the shows, in Leeds and Newcastle, constitute rescheduled gigs that had previously been announced but delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Original tickets for those shows remain valid.
It’s unclear whether or not the shows will feature the band’s Matthew Followill, who announced in July that he will be taking time away from the band following the birth of his and wife Johanna’s new baby.
Followill didn’t appear on the band’s recent leg of US dates, with touring member Timothy Deaux filling his place, and former touring member Chris Coleman returning to cover Deaux’s role.