By Laura Milton
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock band Kings of Leon has been forced to postpone several international tour dates because their drummer is injured
A news release from the band says Nathan Followill’s surgery for a torn right bicep and labrum will force postponements of tours in South Africa and Australia until October and November.
The band will still play a few scheduled dates, including an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 15.
Spokesman Ken Weinstein says Followill hurt himself while working out. The surgery will require several months of rehabilitation, but Followill is expected to play all shows with the band this spring, starting with Cochella and including European dates in May, June and July.
Kings of Leon, made up of Followill, his brothers Caleb and Jared, and cousin Matthew, is up for two Grammy Awards on Feb. 13.
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