Kings of Leon Battle Birds in St. Louis


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CNN is reporting that Kings of Leon were forced to end their performance three songs into their set at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre in St. Louis on Friday night after the band was bombarded by a group of pigeons who had taken up residence in the rafters of the venue.

In a statement, the band said "Even though opening bands The Postelles and The Stills came offstage complaining of getting riddled with large amounts of pigeon excrement, the Kings of Leon decided to carry on regardless. The band felt it would be unfair to the fans to cancel the show at that late moment. "I'm surprised they stayed on for as many songs as they did," said Andy Mendelsohn of Vector Management. "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."

Live Nation is issuing full refunds including service fees. All purchases made at the box office and outlets will be refunded at point of purchase starting Monday, July 26. Purchases made online and via phone will be refunded starting Monday, July 26.

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[Published on: 7/26/10]

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