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

Kasabian have announced exclusive plans to perform a one-off rooftop gig in New York City on the anniversary of 9/11. 

The 'Club Foot' stars will play a set in Manhattan as the city marks the tenth anniversary of the horrific attacks. Speaking to The Sun newspaper, member Tom Meighan explained that he expects it to be an emotional show:

"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 awful.”

Serge Pizzorno, Kasabian's guitarist, 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."

Tickets for the band's UK arena tour are due to go on sale tomorrow, September 2, at 9am and you can watch their 2011 iTunes festival interview below: