A BLAZE on board a show tour bus has forced the postponement of tonight's Kings of Leon performance at the O2 Arena.

A spokeswoman for AEG Europe and The O2 said: "Unfortunately, due to this morning’s fire on board one of the tour buses at The O2, tonight’s Kings of Leon concert will now be postponed.

"Whilst a lot of people have been working very hard and every attempt was made to go ahead with tonight’s show, thorough assessments had to be carried out as a matter of procedure before any decision could be made as to whether the show could go ahead.

"Unfortunately, once the assessments were completed in full, there was not enough time to set up the show for tonight’s performance.

"Whilst there is no damage to The O2 there is now insufficient time to rig the arena for tonight’s performance.

"We are sorry for the inconvenience and we will announce a new date shortly."

Fire crews, the police and ambulance services were called to a fire in a loading bay at the O2 arena in North Greenwich at 8am today.

No one is believed to be injured and the fire is now under control. No damage has been caused to the arena or the structure.

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