By nature, performers are needy, mercurial people who can create magical moments when the elements perfectly align. But when things go wrong in the world of the performer, they go really wrong. Like, smashing-a-hole-in-the-stage wrong. This list is all about famous people who threw fits on stage, from the singer of Smash Mouth to pop megastar Justin Bieber.
The celebrities who threw tantrums on stage aren’t just musicians; comedians and actors are among the people who stormed off stage in the past. And you better believe they made sure the audience remembered them. To read all about the craziness of singers who walked off stage, keep scrolling and try to avoid incurring their wrath.
Most of the time, when celebrities walk off stage, their shows end in more of a whimper than a bang. That’s not true for the celebrity walks-offs on this list. In fact, at least two of the people on this list caused full-on riots. What can we learn from these stars who got fed up and bailed on their audiences? Nothing really, just don’t throw tomatoes at them or heckle them while they’re trying to tell jokes – unless of course you want them to end up on this list.
If that’s the case, heckle away and vote up the best stories of famous people storming off stage.
- Video: YouTubeAt the finale of the Taste of Fort Collins festival in Colorado, Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell wasn't "walking on the sun" when people started throwing bread at him. After threatening members of the audience, he finally stormed off stage.Is this a great story?
Kings of LeonWhile attempting to play a show in 2010, Kings of Leon had to cut out of a gig after an infestation of pigeons bombarded them with excrement. The band released a statement saying, "Don't take it out on [our bassist], it's the f***ing venue's fault. You may enjoy being s*** on but we don't. Sorry for all who traveled many miles."Is this a great story?
- During a show in Norway in 2015, the "What Do You Mean" singer stormed off stage after a fan spilled something. To his credit, Biebs did try to clean up the spill, but he quickly grew frustrated and exited the stage saying, "Never mind, I'm done. I'm not doing the show."Is this a great story?
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Bumming out no one, Nickelback left the stage of a festival in Portugal after reportedly being pelted with rocks.Is this a great story?