Pigeons cause flap at Kings of Leon gig

Tuesday July 27, 2010

Thousands of fans were left disappointed as Kings of Leon stormed offstage after being hit by pigeon poo at a US concert.

The Grammy-winning band fled mid-set after being targeted by the birds which were in the rafters of a venue in St Louis.

Shortly after their departure, a PA announcement confirmed the concert's cancellation "due to concerns over the band's safety."

Droppings landed close to bassist Jared Followill's mouth, according to band manager Andy Mendelsohn. "It's not only disgusting - it's a toxic health hazard," he said.

Support bands the Postelles and the Stills, who also played, were covered in droppings. "We couldn't believe what [they] looked like after their sets," said Jared.

The gig's promoters are providing full refunds. The band have apologized to fans and played an excrement-free gig in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday.

Photo: © Getty Images

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