Big Concerts today confirmed that the Kings of Leon tour to South Africa, which was postponed due to surgery on drummer Nathan Followill’s torn right labrum and bicep, has been officially moved to October 2011. Nathan stated to his fans on Twitter, “Sorry to all the fans in Australia and South Africa. My bum wing needs more time to heal but we’ll be back later this year. Sorry again.”
The new tour dates, presented by Nokia and 5fm, are scheduled for Cape Town Stadium (on the 26th October 2011) and FNB Stadium (on the 29th October 2011).
Fans with tickets to the original March 2011 tour dates are advised to simply hold on to their tickets, which will be valid upon presentation at the venues for the October shows. In cases where the ticketholder is unable to attend the October dates (for whatever reason), a full refund is available upon exchanging the ticket at any Computicket outlet nationwide (this must be done before 31st March 2011).
Tickets for the two concerts now scheduled for October 2011 are available to purchase through Computicket and prices range from R215 – R590 (subject to availability).