Kings of Leon guitarist drops off upcoming tour due to birth of new baby

Credit: Matthew Followill

As the Kings of Leon family gets bigger, the band will be down one Followill on the live stage for a bit.

Guitarist Matthew Followill, cousin of brothers Caleb, Nathan and Jared Followill, just welcomed a new baby with his wife Johanna, and therefore will not join his band mates on their upcoming tour.

“During this special time, Matt has decided to be home with his family,” the Kings write in an Instagram post.

In Matt’s stead, the Followill brothers have recruited past and present touring KoL members Timothy Deaux and Chris Coleman.

“We look forward to welcoming [Matt] back soon,” the post reads. “And seeing all of you even sooner!”

Kings of Leon’s tour kicks off in August. They’ll be supporting their new album When You See Yourself, which was released in March.


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