In a statement from Tim Tobin of Live Nation, the concert tonight,August 10th, with Kings of Leon, Young the Giant and Kongos in Saratoga Springs will unfortunately be postponed due to an incident after the show in Boston last night.
“Due to an accident on their tour bus, Kings of Leon will unfortunately have to postpone tonight’s show in Saratoga Springs, NY. The band was en route to their hotel after their show in Boston when a pedestrian jumped in front of their tour bus, causing the bus to stop short, injuring Nathan Followill. Nathan is being treated for broken ribs, but is doing well. The band will postpone the show that was planned for TONIGHT, August 10th, until further notice. Refunds for ticket holders will be available at point of purchase. For up to date information please visit www.kingsofleon.com.”
This isn’t the first time drummer, Nathan Followill has been injured and the band postponed dates. In 2011, Nathan suffered a torn bicep from working out. We hope for a fast recovery and stress proper behavior to fans.
At SPAC, tour buses at typically escorted off the premises by a State Park Police to prevent such events. For some performers traffic is even re-routed to allow the bus to safely reach the Interstate. While these precautions sometimes seem unwarranted or a nuisance, incidents like this one in Boston prove their necessity.
A new date for the concert has not been announced.