Kings of Leon have canceled their remaining tour dates in order to be with their families following the death of their mother, Betty Ann Murphy.
The group, consisting of brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill alongside their cousin, Matthew Followill, announced the news on the band’s Instagram account.
“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support from our fans,” their post opens.
“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 were scheduled to wrap up their tour in early October, making it a total of four shows that have been canceled. The band first made the announcement they were taking time off from the road in late September after revealing their mother had “been dealing with a medical crisis for the last several weeks.
One of the shows they canceled was a headlining set at Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Festival. Vedder ended up putting together a band at the last minute to fill Kings of Leon’s headlining slot and used the opportunity to pay tribute to the band.
Vedder and his supergroup performed a rousing rendition of “Molly’s Chambers” of Kings of Leon’s 2003 debut Youth & Young Manhood. “Sorry Caleb, I kind of f****d up,” Eddie said at the end of the performance.