Pigeons Force KOL Off Stage

Chalk up another new reason for canceling a concert: pigeon feces.

The Kings of Leon were three songs into their headlining set at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater located outside St. Louis in Maryland Heights, Mo., July 23 when pigeon droppings overwhelmed the group.

Pigeons managed to hit Jared Followill three or four times by the third song, and the band left the stage after one of thee droppings landed too close to the bassist’s mouth.

The audience started chanting obscenities and demands for refunds shortly after the Followill brothers walked off the stage, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, which reported the crowd was eventually told the concert was canceled because of “safety concerns.”

Fans eventually got the lowdown on the cancellation when drummer Nate Followill tweeted the news.

“So sorry St. Louis. We had to bail, pigeons [expletive] in jareds mouth. Too unsanitary to continue.”

Kings Of Leon representative Ken Weinstein said the band had been warned about the pigeon infestation in the venue’s rafters and had noticed opening bands The Stills and The Postelles had come off the stage “riddled” with pigeon feces.

“No band would play under those conditions,” Weinstein said.