Hail of Pigeon Poop Ends Concert

Kings of Leon forced off St. Louis stage after 3 songs
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2010 10:09 AM CDT
Hail of Pigeon Poop Ends Kings of Leon Show
The Kings of Leon, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill, Caleb Followill, and Jared Followill appear on "Today," which though outside, is probably not nearly as poopy as St. Louis was.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

(Newser) – Musicians for centuries have faced rotten tomatoes from disapproving audiences, but never before what faced the Kings of Leon on Friday night: Taking the stage for a show in St. Louis, the band was forced off after only three songs by a barrage of poop coming from pigeons in the rafters above. "The last thing I was going to do was look up ... but if that was only a couple, we must have caught them right after a big Thanksgiving dinner," joked bassist Jared Followill.

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The band had fair warning, though, notes CNN: Both opening acts came off-stage covered in doo-doo. The Kings tried to tough it out, but gave up after Followill got hit on each of the three opening songs. "We had 20 songs on the set list," he said. "By the end of the show, I would have been covered from head to toe." Normally, the band goes over much better with audiences. (Read more Kings of Leon stories.)

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