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Kasabian in Milan, interview with Sergio Pizzorno

MILAN - Ahead of Kasabian’s gig in Milano (Ippodromo), "Britalian" Sergio tells us a bit about his Italian side and his relationship with Italy.
"My Granddad was from Genoa, he came over to England in the 60s. So, growing up, it started with football really. I always supported Italy, through all the World Cups. I always had a blue shirt rather than a white shirt.
Because my granddad died when I was very young, to keep the Italian thread in the family going, I think my dad went out of his way to make sure I knew where my family was from.
We used to spend every summer in Italy in Abisola or Alassio which is on the Riviera. We’d drive in a battered old Austin Allegro. It used to take us three or four days. I spent every summer there. I grew up on pasta and pizza.
My dad was a musical influence on me, but It’s only now I realise it. He was into Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Howling Wolf - real blues players - and the Stones, but he couldn’t play anything. He had a guitar with no strings on it, which he used to pretend to play, so I would pick it up and do the same. Pretending just like he did.
As far as Italian songs go, there was something I always remember a song called La chate mi cantare *, a real old bad Italian song. There was also one called Gloria - I swear Pulp nicked the riff for Disco 2000. I suppose Zucchero was played. That’s kind of the vibe that was going on in the house.
It’s funny because Italian fans have really taken us to their hearts, it’s almost like playing a home town show. The support is just huge. It’s heart warming, especially for me.

I don’t know enough Italian, I’m lazy and I do apologise. I understand a great deal, but speaking it, I’m terrible. And especially when you’re on stage, you don’t want to start throwing out words that you’re not particularly comfortable with. I’m a shy person, if I’m rocking out some Italian, I need to know I’m getting it right.

I suppose Italy is just so very different to back home. It’s the whole culture, I feel like I slot right in because it’s just very relaxed. The food is incredible, but it is the people who make it.

It’s obviously aesthetically beautiful, you’ve got ancient monuments and you can walk round them and they’re beautiful, but for me, it’s the actual people who live here. There seems to be a really good family spirit. The computer generation doesn’t seem to have changed that. There is still a beautiful family vibe.

And all the people I’ve met along the way have been so nice, the fans especially. Even when they’re just asking for an autograph it’s very polite. And they’re very aware that if you’re with your family to just leave you alone."

* (just yesterday I was writing about eighties songs). La chate mi cantare is not French and it's "Lasciatemi cantare" (let me sing), "L'italiano" by Toto Cutugno, sort of "national anthem". Also, Sergio is not Serge in a French way...
Gloria was by Umberto Tozzi.

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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
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