Matchbox 20 concert delayed by swarm of bees

A Matchbox 20 concert was delayed for more than an hour after bees swarmed the venue.

The group is currently on tour with Counting Crows, and at a stop in Tucson, Arizona, on Thursday night, a swarm of bees descended on the venue. While no one was reportedly hurt, there have been two fatal bee attacks in Tucson this week.

The concert was delayed while beekeepers handled the hive. Apparently Northwest Exterminating deals with more than just scorpions wearing fedoras.

Thanx #Tucson for waiting around. SO glad we got the show to happen! #ABriefHistoryTour #summer#tour#bees

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But bees and Matchbox 20? The memes came swarming, as did “It’s 3am and I must bee lonely” and “I wish the real world would just stop hassling bees.”

The tour continues tonight in New Mexico.

Audra Schroeder

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Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.