Kasabian announce special New York gig to mark 9/11 attacks

Leicester band also reflect on Twin Towers tragedy 10 years on

Kasabian have announced plans for a special concert in New York to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

The Leicester band are set to play a rooftop gig in the US city for the anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers on September 11.

Frontman Tom Meighan told The Sun:

It will be strange for us playing in the city on such a big weekend for New York people. It will be emotional. I was at work and remember hearing 9/11 unfold on the radio. I remember going home and being in absolute shock. My mum had it on the news. It was fucking awful.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno added: “Looking back to 9/11, I was at work. I went round Tom‘s on my way home. I’d always go in for a tea and I was sat watching it with his mum when Tom came home from work. We were watching it in his front room. We were like everyone, thinking it was just mental.”

Kasabian are set to embark on a UK arena tour later this year. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (September 2).

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