Band members Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno mentioned the upcoming performance as well as what they were doing on that fateful day during an interview with London’s The Sun newspaper.
Back in 2001, Meighan and Pizzorno had yet to quit their day jobs. Pizzornio helped out in his father’s auto garage and Meighan worked in a metalwork factory.
“I used to do fabricated steel,” Meighan told The Sun. “I drilled holes and I was s***. I made the tea and cooked beans up and stuff. It was never for me.”
Like many people affected by the events of 9/11, Meighan and Pizzorno have clear recollections of the day when terrorists flew two commercial airliners into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City.
“I was at work and remembering hearing 9/11 unfold on the radio,” Meighan told The Sun. “I remember going home and being in absolute shock. My mum had it on the news. It was f***ing awful.”
“I went round Tom’s on my way home,” Pizzorno said. “I’d always go in for a tea and I 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.”
Currently touring Europe, tickets for Kasabian’s upcoming United Kingdom tour go on sale tomorrow. Visit Kasabian.co.uk for more information.