Oops: Kasabian say production error caused ‘London is full of c*nts’ stage message in Glasgow

As it turns out, British rock band Kasabian don’t really think London is “full of cunts.” Whew.

The Leicester band performed at SSE Hydro in Glasgow last night, and during a performance of the song “Clouds,” a backdrop of a locked door appeared behind the band. On the door was the message: “London is full of cunts.”

But guitarist Serge Pizzorno says the band meant no harm, and gave a statement to the NME that explains the whole thing is the result of an unfortunate production error. Maybe it was supposed to say “London is full of grunts,” or something innocent and playful like that.

“We were as shocked as anyone else,” Pizzorno says. “The production team fucked up. There were supposed to be photos of mundane objects in that section but instead I turned around in the middle of ‘Clouds’ and couldn’t believe my eyes.”

He added: “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.”

Here’s some evidence. Shield your eyes.

And here’s some footage from the gig, showing Kasabian covering Fatboy Slim’s “Praise You” before ripping into “L.S.F.,” off their 2004 debut record.