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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Kings of Leons Qualm with Qantas

Kings of Leon have finally reached Sydney shores after their tour was put at risk due to flight cancellations over the weekend, following the grounding of hundreds of scheduled Qantas flights.

The band were forced to arrange an alternative route in order to make their first national performance at Sydney's Acer Arena on November 4; what was supposed to be a 12 hour direct flight from Johannesburg, South Africa, turned into a 24 hour journey.

"Joberg-Dubai-Sydney. 24 hours in the air. That’s how much I love Oz," Tweeted drummer Nathan Followill.

Earlier this year the boys were set to take to Australian stages in March, however, dates had to be postponed after Followill tore a right labrum and bicep, and was advised at least a 3 month post surgery recovery period by his doctor.

The seven show tour which is supported by Band of Horses, will take place in most capital cities throughout the nation with the last leg of their trip wrapping up in Nib Stadium, Perth.

Followill stated in an interview with Triple J that he has no qualms with Qantas in regards to flying back to the states.

"Hopefully they will let me have a seat home," he joked.