For certain Coachella fans who were guessing and/or hoping drummer Nathan Followill’s surgery would lead to a cancellation and replacement headliner, this news is a bit of a bore. According to a press release, the surgery on Followill’s torn right labrum and bicep will not affect Kings of Leon‘s gig headlining Friday night at Coachella.
In fact, just to be sure, the band has added three dates in the week leading up to the southern California festival. The Friday before Coachella, Kings of Leon will be in Tulsa, followed by a Saturday night gig in the band’s home state of Tennessee. Kings of Leon have also added an April 12th gig in Austin. All three of these dates will be on sale Saturday, February 12th at 10 a.m., so be sure to visit the band’s page on Seatgeek when the time comes.
Speculation arose after Kings of Leon postponed their Australia and South Africa dates until this fall, without mention of Coachella or the summer European tour. The band’s full itinerary as it now stands, excluding the postponed dates, is below.
Kings of Leon 2011 Tour Dates:
04/08 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
04/09 – Memphis, TN @ FedExForum
04/12 – Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
05/28 – Slane, IE @ Slane Castle
05/30 – Coventry, UK @ Ricoh Arena
06/03-06/05 – NÃ¼rburgring & NÃ¼rnberg, DE @ Rock am Ring & Rock im Park
06/10 – Isle of Wight, UK @ Isle of Wight Festival
06/12 – Landgraaf, NL @ Pinkpop Festival
06/14 – Berlin, DE @ Waldbuhne
06/17 – Sunderland, UK @ Stadium of Light
06/19 – Manchester, UK @ Lancashire County Cricket Ground
06/20 – London, UK @ O2
06/22 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
06/23 – London, UK @ Hyde Park
06/26 – Edinburgh, UK @ Murrayfield Stadium
06/29 – BorlÃ¤nge, SE @ Peace & Love Festival
07/01 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter
07/03 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde