Almost 25 years to the day since Nirvana headlined the 1992 edition of England’s famous Reading Festival, Kasabian paid tribute to the legendary grunge band with a brief cover of the introspective ‘All Apologies’.
As NME reports, Kasabian were one of the headlining acts at this year’s Reading Festival in England, taking to the stage on Friday night for a set that was by all accounts, phenomenal. In typical fashion though, the group also managed to fit a couple of brief covers into their set, with Kasabian paying tribute to both Daft Punk and Nirvana.
Nearing the end of their epic 18-song set, the group decided to play their classic track ‘L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)’, but they also decided to give fans a little something extra to remember, with Kasabian choosing to give Nirvana’s ‘All Apologies’ a run-through by way of an extended intro to the aforementioned ‘L.S.F.’.
The group also tackled another cover during their set, with the band finishing off their performance of ‘Eez-Eh’ by way of segueing into a cover of Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’. This one wasn’t exactly an exclusive though, with Kasabian having thrown that cover into the mix many times before.
Notably, the group also brought out their friend, and comedian, Noel Fielding during their performance of ‘Vlad The Impaler’. Why they didn’t bring out Fielding during ‘You’re In love With A Psycho’ is a mystery, especially considering the comedian was featured in the song’s film clip.
While the performance of Daft Punk’s ‘Around The World’ was captured professionally by the BBC, the group’s Nirvana cover is, so far, only available by way of some fan-shot footage, so we’ll have to deal with some sub-par quality at present.
Check out the group’s cover versions, along with the setlist of the gig, below.
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Kasabian Reading Festival 2017 Setlist
‘Ill Ray (The King)’
‘Eez-Eh’ (Daft Punk’s “Around The World” as an outro)
‘Shoot the Runner’
‘You’re in Love With a Psycho’
‘Bless This Acid House
‘All Apologies’ (Nirvana cover)
‘L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)’
‘Vlad the Impaler’ (with Noel Fielding)