Back at Leeds, Kasabian played their second headline slot with a crowd that was, by their own admission, better than Reading

Kasabian are planning something special for 2018…

'It's going to be fucking ridiculous'

Kasabian have revealed that they are working on some ‘unique’ live plans for 2018. Watch our video interview with guitarist Serge Pizzorno above.

NME caught up with the band backstage at Reading & Leeds 2017. While the band said that headlining the festival was ‘like a dream‘, they revealed that they would be upping their game for their something special next year.

“Yeah, we’ve got some plans,” Pizzorno told NME. “We just to twist a few people’s arms and stuff. There’s always red tape, always someone saying ‘you can’t do that’, but we’ll figure something out.”

“It’s just about making it interesting for people. We’ve been around a fair while, so we’ve played a lot of places. It’s [about] those events and choosing venues that don’t get played all the time or those cities. It’s to do with making it a unique event.”

He added: “The way we’re playing and the set and stuff, to think that we’ve taken this and developed it and moved it on another year, next year will be fucking ridiculous.”

Kasabian at Leeds Festival 2017

Kasabian’s Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno at Leeds Festival

Pizzorno also told NME about why Kurt Cobain was one of ‘the true greats’, and why they chose to cover Nirvana’s ‘All Apologies‘.

Check back at NME for the latest news, interviews and more from Reading & Leeds 2017.

Meanwhile, Kasabian’s upcoming UK tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 9am on August 31.

November
Fri 24 – NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
Sat 25 – GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
Sun 26 – ABERDEEN, BHGE Arena
Tues 28 – DUBLIN, 3Arena
Thurs 30 – MANCHESTER, Arena

December
Fri 1 – LONDON, The O2
Sat 2 – LONDON, The O2
Mon 4 – CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena
Tues 5 – LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena
Thurs 7 – LEEDS, First District Arena
Fri 8 – BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena
Sat 9 – BIRMINGHAM, Barclaycard Arena