Industrial action hits tour

Kings Of Leon have lashed out at Quantas Airlines after industrial action interfered with the band's tour.

Announcing a full Australian tour earlier this year, Kings Of Leon promised to return to the land Down Under. However since then, very little seems to have gone right for the band.

The initial batch of dates were cancelled after drummer Nathan Followill injured his arm. Put out of action for three months, the band then focussed on a North American tour when ended in disappointment for fans.

Singer Caleb Followill lost his voice, with Kings of Leon forced to pull out of the tour. Now the band are attempting to get back out on the road, but once again the Followills are facing problems.

The ongoing Quantas Airline industrial dispute has thrown travel plans into disarray. Using a variety of connecting flights to make the tour, Kings Of Leon have lashed out at the travel company.

Using Twitter, Nathan Followill wrote: "Dear Qantas, u suck, thanks 4 fucking up my trip 2 Oz. Joberg-Dubai-Sydney. 24 hours in the air. That's how much I love Oz."

However the band were still able to enjoy the flight. "The silver lining is that we are throwing one hell of a halloween party on the plane. I'm going as the drunk guy in seat 5a."

Kings Of Leon were making the journey from South Africa to Australia, following a show in Johannesburg. The Australian leg of the tour kicks off this Friday (November 4th) with a date in Sydney's Acer Arena.

Meanwhile, British fans can pick up copies of 'Talahina Sky' from today (October 31st). A documentary focusing on the band's career to date, the DVD version of the film is in shops now.

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