KASABIAN paid tribute to their heroes [url=]OASIS last night (June 30) as they closed their biggest ever show to date at the 02 WIRELESS FESTIVAL in LONDON’s HYDE PARK.
The Leicester rockers dedicated the track ‘Club Foot’ to the Gallaghers at the end of their headline slot and thanked the crowd for braving the rain.
The 75-minute set brought an end to an amazing week for the band, who played a triumphant show at Glastonbury in between shooting off to France and back to play the final night of the four day mini-festival, which has seen over 100 bands and 80,000 people descend on the forthcoming Live 8 venue.
Speaking before Kasabian took to the stage, singer Tom Meighan told NME.COM: “We’ve been thrown about over the last few days and I’m just trying to keep up with it all. I’ve got my mum and dad coming down as well, bless ’em.
“Its silly man. We are trying to keep up with it all. But we’re keeping our heads screwed on. We’re having a great time and enjoying life.”
As the five-piece opened their set, guitarist Serge Pizzorno shouted to the audience: “Alright you fuckers this is a fucking proper gig, yeah,” before he launched into album track ‘ID’.
The Leicester rockers played a host of hit singles including ‘LSF’, ‘Cutt Off’ and ‘Processed Beats’ and they performed new track ‘The Stunt Man’ at their second UK festival in five days.
“It was always in the vision playing a big event like this even when we played small venues like the Barfly,” said Tom. “It’s like a young Jedi. You go into training and you want to become the ultimate master don’t you? We knew we’d be doing it in our eyes and in our hearts. Saying it is one thing and doing its another and we have done it. All bands want that. Every band wants that. We were gobby people but we backed it up and now we’re here.”
On the subject of ’Star Wars’, the singer is currently sporting a new look which bears a striking resemblance to the character Obi Wan Kenobi.
“I’ve gone for the Sir Alec Guinness man, Ewan McGregor. Fuck rock ‘n’ roll man I wanna be a Jedi,” he added.
Support came from Babyshambles, Soulwax,The Others, JJ72 and The Rakes.
‘Reason Is Treason’
‘L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)’
‘Pan Am Slit Scan’