Kings Of Leon were forced to cancel a gig in St. Louis on Friday night due to a barrage of incontinent pigeons.
Writing on Twitter, drummer Nathan Followill offered an apology to fans and indulged in some of the more gory details of the strange show. “So sorry St Louis. We had to bail, pigeons shitting in Jared’s mouth and it was too unsanitary to continue,” he wrote. “Don’t take it out on Jared, it’s the fucking venue’s fault. You may enjoy being shit on but we don’t. Sorry for all who travelled many miles.”
The band’s management explained the potential health hazard meant the group were unable to continue, and were surprised by the ‘ferocity’ of the poop. “Jared was hit several times during the first two songs,” said spokesman Andy Mendelsohn. “On the third song, when he was hit in the cheek and some of it landed near his mouth, they couldn’t deal any longer. It’s not only disgusting it’s a toxic health hazard. They really tried to hang in there.”
In a statement released today, the band explained they nearly cancelled the gig after the seeing the state of their support acts The Postelles and The Stills, but decided to soldier on through for a short time: “The Kings Of Leon decided to carry on regardless. The band felt it would be unfair to the fans to cancel the show at that late moment. We couldn’t believe what The Postelles and The Stills looked like after their sets. We didn’t want to cancel the show, so we went for it. We tried to play. It was ridiculous.”
After a long stint in the shower, Kings Of Leon continued their tour in Chicago a day later.