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Kasabian say anti-London backdrop seen in Glasgow show was a production error

Serge Pizzorno says he was "shocked" to see the words on screen

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Kasabian say the backdrop reading "London is full of cunts" seen during last night's Glasgow gig was unplanned, unknown to the band and happened due to a production error.

As previously reported, a backdrop of a locked door with the offending phrase scrawled on it appeared during the band's headline set at the SSE Hydro as they performed the song 'Clouds'.

In a statement issued to NME, the band said the image appeared in error, and its presence during the show had nothing to do with the members of the group.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno said: "We were as shocked as anyone else. The production team fucked up. There were supposed to be photos of mundane objects in that section but instead I turned around in the middle of 'Clouds' and couldn't believe my eyes."

"We were all shocked and certainly didn't mean to offend anyone."

Pizzorno added: "I hope this doesn't detract from the gig itself, which was probably the most amazing one we've played all year."

Kasabian's Glasgow date was the first of a full-length headline UK tour. The tour continues tomorrow night in Leeds.

Kasabian will play:

Leeds First Direct Arena (November 21)
Birmingham LG Arena (22)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (23)
Bournemouth International Centre (25)
Brighton Centre (26)
Nottingham Capital FM Arena (28, 29)
Brixton Academy (December 1–2, 4–6)
Dublin 3 Arena (8)
Belfast Odyssey (9)
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (11)
Manchester Phones 4U Arena (12)[/b]

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