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Hold the Hitchcock jokes. Kings Of Leon had to cut short its concert at St. Louis' Verizon Amphitheater last night (July 23) after a flock of pigeons living in the venue's rafters unmercilessly divebombed the band with poop.

In an attempt to avoid dissapointing fans, the Followill guys had decided to go on with the show even after openers The Postelles and the Stills returned from the stage covered in pigeon excrement.

"We couldn't believe what The Postelles and The Stills looked like after their sets," said Jared Followill in a statement released by the band. "We didn't want to cancel the show, so we went for it. We tried to play. It was ridiculous." Kings of Leon made it through three songs before some of the poop landed near the bassist's mouth and the band decided the pigeon hazard had grown too extreme to finish the show.

Live Nation has already announced that St. Louis Kings of Leon concertgoers may get the price of their tickets refunded at the point of purchase beginning on July 26.

The band continues its tour tonight in Chicago as planned, pigeons permitting.

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