Bus Fire Snuffs Out Kings of Leon Show in London

Courtesy Big Hassle

12/21/2010 AT 5:00 PM ET

First, their sex was on fire. Then their tour buses were.

Kings of Leon had to postpone a sold-out show in London on Tuesday after a blaze on one of their buses spread to another until both were burned out, the BBC News reports.

It’s the latest bizarre mishap to befall the Tennessee band, whose biggest hit is called “Sex on Fire.” In July, they had to shut down a show in St. Louis because of flying pigeon poop.

While that incident posed dangers – their managers claimed the droppings falling on the band as they played were a “health hazard” – this time it was more serious, with six people treated for smoke inhalation by ambulance crews. About 60 firefighters attended the scene.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said the smoke posed the biggest problem.

“Our crews did a fantastic job, especially given the levels of smoke down here which has led to quite challenging conditions,” Sally Cartwright told the BBC. “The O2’s sprinkler system successfully activated and this also helped firefighters bring the blaze swiftly under control.”


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