Kasabian rock opening night of NME/Radio 1tent

The band shine with the ‘big top’ vibe…

KASABIAN have concluded activity on the NME/RADIO 1 stage tonight (Ausgust 26) by saying goodbye to debut album ’KASABIAN’.

This weekend’s events mark the last two UK shows before the Leicester band head into the studio and they made full use of the tent atmosphere to send off their first record.

”It just smelt right,” said guitarist Serge Pizzorno

of the big top vibe. “It’s our kind of crowd, in a way we’re a festival band, we bring people together and that’s what we did tonight.”

Drawing predominantly from ’Kasabian’ for their set, the band did hint at their future playing new track ’Stunt Man’ that features in forthcoming film ’Green Street’, however singer Tom Meighan admitted the evening had been about sending off their first album ins style.

”Reading has come at the right time for us. We were presented with double platinum records for the album last night and we heard this week we’ve sold a million worldwide, so it’s good place to say goodbye to the first album,” he explained. “It was quite emotional tonight, it’s been a real journey for us.”

Following an impromptu sing-a-long by the crowd, Pizzorno added: “Just see how ’LSF’ went down, that the story of this band really, people have just really got into it.”

The band played the following set:

‘Reason is Treason’

‘Cutt Off’

‘Test Transmission’

’55’

‘Butcher Blues’

’Night Workers’

‘Processed Beats’

’Stunt Man’

‘LSF (Lost Souls Forever)’

‘U Boat’

‘Ovary Stripe’

‘Club Foot’

Coverage from the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals continues tomorrow (August 27) on NME.COM so stay tuned.