Strange as some band names can be, the Pooping Pigeons referred to in this story are literally pooping pigeons.
The rock band Kings of Leon were in St. Louis, Missouri Friday night at the Verizon Amphitheater, getting their groove on, when they began to get pooped on by a large number of pigeons who made their home in the rafters of the stage. It is not known whether the pigeons' pooping was a sign that they didn't like the music being played or that the pigeons didn't like their home base being bombarded by a bunch of noise-making humans.
Said bassist, Jared Followill, I was covered from head to toe in toxic excrement. I could have stayed on stage and finished the set, but when the poop started hitting my bass, well, that's when I said enough was enough. You don't poop on a musician's instruments."
In an official statement following the cancellation of the show, the Kings of Leon said "We really tried to stay on stage for the entire show but how do you sing a song like "Sex on Fire" when pigeons are pooping everywhere?"
Ed note: This had to be the most fun I've had as a writer. Poop (and all derivatives of the word "poop") is my favorite of all words.