Kings of Leon were forced to postpone last night's scheduled show at London's O2 Arena after a fire destroyed two of their tour buses.
The fire started in one of the arenas loading bays and burned between 8.18am and 11.33am yesterday morning. Approximately 60 firefighters were needed to get the fire under control, though thankfully, no-one was injured in the fire.
The band's spokesperson explained that though the Followills had escaped the blaze unscathed, "The complications and disruption caused by this morning's fire have meant there is now insufficient time to rig the arena for tonight's performance."
The band plan to reschedule the sold out show for a new date in 2011. "Every opportunity has been made to allow the concert to go ahead as planned and it is a great disappointment to have to postpone the event. We are thankful to report that all crew are safe and no one was seriously injured. Kings Of Leon send their sincerest apologies to all the fans who were planning and travelling to attend what was due to be a triumphant finale to their European tour tonight. The date will be rescheduled in 2011 at the first available opportunity."
Following the ordeal, bassist Jared Followill tweeted, "Thank God all the crew are safe. Gutted".