BIRDS 1, KINGS OF LEON 0
Rock bands have battled through storms and high temperatures when performing at the outdoor Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre near St. Louis, but a bombardment of pigeon droppings proved too much for the
Kings of Leon.
The band halted its Friday night concert after three songs when birds in the arena’s rafters targeted the stage.
Bassist Jared Followill seemed to be a particular target, the group’s management company said in a statement.
“I’m surprised they stayed on for as many songs as they did,” Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management said. “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 take it any longer.”
Fans will get a full refund, promoter Live Nation said.
The opening bands apparently were hit with their share of droppings, too.
“We couldn’t believe what the Postelles and the Stills looked like after their sets,” Followill said. “We didn’t want to cancel the show, so we went for it. We tried to play. It was ridiculous.”