Kings of Leon Get Pooped On. Literally.
My condolences to those who attended the Kings of Leon concert in St. Louis last Friday.
The Nashville-based band was forced to cancel their performance 3-songs into the show, due to massive amounts of pigeons crapping on them while performing. Apparently, the rafters above the stage at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater were infested with flocks of the “winged rodents.”
“Jared [bass] was hit several times during the first two songs. On the third song, when he was hit in the cheek and some of it landed near his mouth, they couldn’t take it any longer,” Andy Mendelsohn of the band’s management company, Vector Management, said in a statement.
“It’s not only disgusting – it’s a toxic health hazard,” Mendelsohn added. “They really tried to hang in there. We want to apologize to our fans in St. Louis and will be back as soon as we can.”
KOL returned the favor by “pooping” on their fans. They canceled the show and offered NO refunds for the unplanned termination. I saw the band a few weeks ago at the Hollywood Bowl and I personally would have been infuriated if the show was canceled without any reparation. I hope the band does the right thing and makes good with those unfortunate people, now $50.00 poorer.
Check out a concert-attendee’s video post on YouTube. Watch the drummer wiping his face around the 1:12 mark.