The band’s surprise set turns into World Cup party
Kasabian have closed this year’s T In The Park tonight (July 9).
The band, who were the last group to join the festival, played a packed-out headlining set at the Pet Sounds Arena.
With guitarist Sergio Pizzorno in jubilant mood after Italy’s World Cup win, Kasabian took the opportunity to premiere a host of tracks from their forthcoming second album ‘Empire’, including the likes of the title track and ’Shoot The Runner’.
The band also dedicated ‘The Last Trip’ to the Arctic Monkeys, who watched the set from the side of the stage.
“It was great,” frontman Tom Meighan told NME.COM after coming off stage. “We just turn up and play, it’s what we do. If people are there to fucking enjoy it then we’re there. It was great.”
The singer added the set had been especially tough for Italian descendent Pizzorno who was forced to missed the penalty shoot out at the World Cup due to an early stage time.
“Sergio nearly had a heart attack,” he said. “I had to drag him by his pants to get him on stage!”
The guitarist however learned of Italy’s victory midway through the set, and emerged during the encore draped in the country’s flag.
‘Reason Is Treason’
‘Shoot The Runner’
‘Me Plus One’
‘By My Side’
‘The Last Trip’
With the festival site now emptying remember to check out the definitive T and Oxegen Review issue of NME is out from Wednesday (July 12).