Sometimes, the show mustn't go on. At least that's what Kings of Leon decided after getting repeatedly dive-bombed by pigeon excrement during a Friday night gig in St. Louis. The "Use Somebody" rockers could have used raincoats, or maybe hazmat suits, for their concert at the Verizon Amphitheater, which they bailed out on after three splatter-tastic songs.
"We couldn't believe what [opening acts] The Postelles and The Stills looked like after their sets," said bassist Jared Followill. "We didn't want to cancel the show, so we went for it. We tried to play [but] it was ridiculous."
And a spokesman for the band spilled more of the dirty details:
"I'm surprised they stayed on for as many songs as they did," said rep Andy Medelsohn in a press release, "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 health hazard. They really tried to hang in there. We want to apologize to our fans in St. Louis and will come back as soon as we can."
All in all, we can't blame them for crapping out on the "Show Me" State when that's the type of hospitality they're shown.
Pigeon poo is definitely not these Grammy Winners' beverage of choice.