Kasabian’s Tom Meighan: ‘U2 fans are cardboard cut-outs’

Singer describes touring with Bono and co as 'horrible'

Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan has dubbed U2 fans “cardboard cut-outs”.

The singer said supporting Bono and co on their 360 Tour was one of the worst live experiences the Leicester band have ever endured. “I didn’t take in anything supporting them, them gigs were horrible, worst ever,” he told News.com.au. “U2 fans are cardboard cut-outs, can you imagine supporting U2? Their fans are probably into one band and one album – ‘The Joshua Tree’.

He added: “I didn’t learn anything because that’s just a fucking different level. It was amazing to watch and meet them, but I didn’t learn anything apart from just get the fuck out.”

Kasabian‘s frontman went on to describe the experience as like playing to an “empty stadium”. “We were the support, so it is what it is,” he added. “I hate supporting bands, we’re not a support band. So that’s never going to happen again.”

The band’s new album ‘Velociraptor!’ has shot straight to the top of the Official Albums Chart.