Musicians sometimes get pelted with all kinds of things while performing on stage — beer bottles, condoms, panties — but for [lastfm]Kings of Leon[/lastfm], their Friday performance in St. Louis was cut short due to them getting rained on by something a little less sexy.
After just three songs, the Nashville natives left the stage and canceled their concert “due to concerns over the band’s safety” after pigeon excrement landed in bassist [lastfm]Jared Followill[/lastfm]‘s mouth during an overhead pigeon infestation.
Drummer [lastfm]Nathan Followill[/lastfm] later tweeted about the show’s cancellation:
So sorry St. Louis. We had to bail, pigeons shitting in Jared’s mouth. Too unsanitary to continue. 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 traveled many miles.
The band’s manager Andy Mendelsohn said in a statement:
I’m surprised they stayed on for as many songs as they did. Jared 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 deal any longer. It’s not only disgusting — it’s a toxic hazard. They really tried to hang in there.
Pigeon excrement? Yum! Wonder if it tastes like chicken?
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