Kasabian Claim Profane Stage Backdrop Was All a Big Mistake
Kasabian raised a few eyebrows with a concert that included some rather rude words for Londoners on Nov. 19, but the band swears they had nothing to do with the offending language displayed across their stage.
The show, which took place at Glasgow's SSE Hydro, included a changing backdrop that, at one point, showed a door painted with the phrase "London is full of c---s." (We realize those dashes could be filled in a number of different ways, but hey, this is a family website; to see the image, head on over to here.)
"We were as shocked as anyone else," guitarist Serge Pizzorno told NME. "The production team f---ed up. There were supposed to be photos of mundane objects in that section but instead I turned around ... and couldn't believe my eyes. We were all shocked and certainly didn't mean to offend anyone. I hope this doesn't detract from the gig itself, which was probably the most amazing one we've played all year."
Given that the show wasn't actually held in London, the display met with a mixed reaction, some of which was decidedly positive. As the Guardian reports, one Kasabian fan tweeted that the band "know how to get a Scottish crowd on their side."
Either way, it might be best for the band to avoid performing in London for awhile. Fortunately, their current U.K. headlining tour isn't scheduled to take them into the city.