The band cancel three shows due to injury…

Kings Of Leon have pulled their upcoming Japanese tour dates.

The band will no longer be playing the their shows in Tokyo and Osaka, which were due to kick off on Thursday (February 3).

It has been reported that this is due to singer Caleb Followill injuring his arm.

A statement issued to NME.COM reads: “Kings of Leon regretfully announce the postponement of their February plans in Japan. Suffering from a chronic injury, Caleb Followill saw a specialist over the weekend who ordered the cancellation to allow the guitarist’s hand to heal. Followill, the band’s lead singer and rhythm guitarist, was told that constant guitar playing has severely exacerbated an injury he has had for weeks, and that, without a break in performing, he would face permanent damage.

“Kings of Leon’s plans in Japan included various promotional activities with radio, television, internet and print outlets, as well as a headlining show and appearances at the Sonicmania Festival. The band will make up their Japanese commitments as their schedule allows at a currently unannounced time in the future.”

The cancelled dates are:

Tokyo The Liquid Room (February 3)

Tokyo The Intex (Sonicmania) (5)

Osaka Messe (Sonicmania) (6)

The band are due to start their North American tour on February 17 at Nashville’s Exit In.