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Kings of Leon Cancel U.S. Tour After Mother’s Death: ‘Thanks For All of the Love’

Kings of Leon canceled the rest of their U.S. tour following the death of their beloved mother, Betty Ann.

After recently canceling a pair of dates to fly home to be with their ailing mother, Kings of Leon announced on Thursday (Sept. 30) that they are calling off the rest of their U.S. tour following her death. “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our fans,” siblings Caleb, Jared and Nathan Followill wrote in a note to fans.

“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 all of the love.”


The group informed fans on Sept. 23 that they would be unable to perform their planned show that night at Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco in order to spend time with their mother. “Our mother, who many of our fans know and love, has been dealing with a medical crisis for the last several weeks and while it has been hard to take the stage each night, it has been the love and energy from you, our fans, that has gotten us through,” they wrote in a letter to fans.

“Just before taking the stage at The Forum we learned she took a turn for the worse. It was a hard show to get through, but you held us up that night in a way we will never forget.”

The dates affected by the cancelation include:

Oct. 1 — Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

Oct. 3 — Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater

Oct. 7 — Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center

Oct. 9 — Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

See the tweet below.