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Pigeon Poop Lands Near Kings of Leon Bassist's Mouth, Concert Canceled Midway

After performing just three songs on Friday night (July 23), the Kings of Leon canceled their concert because of unsanitary conditions at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, MO.

After the Nashville-based band performed “Taper Jean Girl,” the third song of their set, drummer Nathan tweeted, “So sorry St. Louis. We had to bail, pigeons sh–ting in Jared‘s mouth and it was too unsanitary to continue. FULL REFUNDS 4 ALL. SO SORRY. Don’t take it out on Jared, it’s the f–king venue’s fault. You may enjoy being s–t on but we don’t. Sorry for all who traveled many miles.”

KoL‘s publicist even released the following statement:

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PIGEON INFESTATION FORCES KINGS OF LEON OFFSTAGE EARLY IN ST. LOUIS

An infestation of pigeons living in the rafters of the Verizon Amphitheatre in St. Louis, MO, forced the Kings of Leon to walk offstage after three songs last night. 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 Vector Management’s Andy Mendelsohn, who reps KoL. “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.”

When the band arrived earlier in the day, the venue warned management that there had been a significant pigeon infestation problem with summer shows over the years, but they were doing all they could to fix it.

“We couldn’t believe what 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.”

Kings of Leon are headed to Chicago tonight to perform at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre as scheduled.

Kings of Leon: Burberry Boys Do Bonnaroo

Grammy award-winning rock group Kings of Leon perform during day 2 of the 2010 Bonnaroo Music Festival on Friday (June 11) in Manchester, Tenn.

Pictured below (L-R); Guitarist Matthew Followill, drummer Nathan Followill, vocalist-guitarist Caleb Followill (in a Burberry Brit shirt) and bassist Jared Followill.

“We’re Kings of Leon,” Caleb said. “We sort of feel like we’re home… We haven’t played in a while, so we’re a little nervous.”

KoL played songs from their new album — can’t wait to hear them!

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Kings of Leon Create 'Darker' Album

Kings of Leon is putting the finishing touches on their fifth album.

Drummer Nathan Followill (left) tells Billboard that KoL and producers Jacquire King and Angelo Petraglia “did a majority of (the album) in New York City and decided to come home to do the last couple of weeks just to fool around and do it at home [in Nashville].”

KoL last released their 2008 platinum and Grammy Award-winning album, Only By the Night. “Honestly, with the success of the last record…a lot of people thought we would put a lot of pressure on ourselves and go in there and try to recreate what we thought was successful on the last record,” Nathan noted. “It’s the first time we’ve ever recorded in New York City, (so) we thought we’d come out with a little darker record ’cause we’d done all our (other) records in either Nashville or L.A., where it’s a little more chilled out, not as much hustle and bustle.”

He added, “And I’ll be damned if we didn’t go in there and make a fun record. It’s got songs that are beachy. It’s got songs that are a little more of our (2003 debut album) Youth and Young Manhood days — pretty much all across the board. We’re super excited. Everything, we feel, fits perfectly for this project. It’ll be interesting to see how well-received it is.”

ARE YOU EXCITED to hear new Kings of Leon music??

Kings of Leon: Summer Tour Dates!

Grammy-award winning rockers Kings of Leon are going on a 31-date concert tour this summer!!!

The Followill guys — (pictured below l-r) Matthew, Caleb, Nathan and Jared — will be kicking off their coast-to-coast tour on June 5 at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, NJ. Of course they will be playing hits off of their 2008 album, Only by the Night, which has sold almost 2 million copies!

Click inside for all of KoL‘s summer tour dates…

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Kings of Leon: Grammys' Record of the Year!

Rock band Kings of Leon pick up Record of the Year for their hit song “Use Somebody” at the 2010 Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday (January 31) in Los Angeles.

“I’m not going to lie, we’re all a little drunk. But we’re happy drunks,” said lead singer Caleb Followill.

Nathan Followill (glasses) wore a blue John Varvatos button down shirt and a navy diagonal striped tie. Caleb (all black) wore a custom-tailored grey three piece suit and dress shirt all by Burberry. His girlfriend, model Lily Aldridge, wore a Burberry trench coat over a Philip Lim 3.1 dress.

Other pics include Jared Followill and Nathan at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party the night before. More Here! »

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Nathan Followill & Jessie Baylin: Wedding Pictures!

Check out these first exclusive (and official) photos of Kings of Leon drummer Nate Followill and his wife, singer Jessie Baylin, on the day of their wedding (November 15) in Brentwood, Tenn.

Nathan and Jessie were married in an outdoor ceremony last weekend. His Kings of Leon bandmates were there to support him, while Jessie‘s famous friend from high school, Scarlett Johansson, came to watch her walk down the aisle with her sweetheart.

No plans for a honeymoon have been scheduled yet…but they should really go on one and relax!

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Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill Marries Jessie Baylin

Kings of Leon drummer Nate Followill married singer Jessie Baylin on Sunday (November 15) at an outside ceremony in Brentwood, Tenn.

“It was a gorgeous 70 degree day and the wedding was beautiful,” the band’s spokesman told People. “It was a very love-affirming wedding with lots of warmth and happiness.”

Nate‘s bandmates Caleb and Jared (his brothers) and Matthew Followill (his cousin) attended, as did Scarlett Johansson, a high school classmate of the bride’s.

The couple met in 2006 at Tennessee music festival Bonnaroo.

“I woke up with a married woman in my bed this morning,” Nate tweeted on Sunday morning. “Luckily she was mine.”

Congratulations to the happy couple!!

UPDATE: Apologies, images removed!

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