Kings of Leon Postpone London Concert After Tour Bus Fires
Kings of Leon postponed a sold-out concert at London's O2 arena today (Dec. 21) after a fire destroyed two of the band's tour buses. The fire started on one bus and jumped to the other, according to the BBC. About 60 firefighters fought the blaze and six people were treated for smoke inhalation.
A venue spokesperson said, "Whilst a lot of people have been working very hard and every attempt was made to go ahead with tonight's show, thorough assessments had to be carried out as a matter of procedure before any decision could be made as to whether the show could go ahead. Unfortunately, once the assessments were completed in full, there was not enough time to set up the show for tonight's performance."
The concert will be rescheduled.
The band returns to the road in March for several dates in Australia and South Africa.
Kings of Leon are nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group) for the song "Radioactive," off their latest album "Come Around Sundown."