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Kasabian raring for Oasis tour
By Sarah Jane Griffiths
Newsbeat's entertainment reporter

The band say they're focused on doing lots of touring in 2009

Kasabian have said they're looking forward to playing with Oasis after long-term fan Noel Gallagher invited them on their stadium tour.

Singer Tom Meighan said: "The fact he likes us is just nice, it's a plus."

Kasabian will play as guests of Oasis over seven dates in June and July next year, concluding the tour at Wembley.

After a relatively quiet 2008, the band say they can't wait to get back out on the road when the third album comes out in the New Year.

"There's gonna be a hell of a lot of noise," said guitarist and singer Serge Pizzorno.

"It'll be almost deafening I think, we'll be banging on everyone's door."

"We're just going to tourů tour, tour, tour," added lead vocalist Tom Meighan.

"We're gagging to get back out you see, after some time off. We're real on stage, that's who we are and there's not many people left like that anymore."

"It's a great line-up and the chance to play to all those people is a gift," added Serge.

Not to mention of course, the chance to make some of the festivals squirm.

"The problem is all the same bands play the same year. You get the same headliners, nothing really happens.

"We might just not do any next year and just wait until 2010. Then when we do turn up, everyone's gonna be like: 'Wow this is going to be special, this is going to be incredible', rather than: 'Oh it's them again. And again."

You won't get any disagreement from Tom, who is not the world's biggest festival fan either.

He said: "I don't really enjoy it. I don't really like hanging around.

"If we're playing it's great, but the toilets, the portaloos, the whole situation's horrible. Stick me in a hotel room or something, I'm alright."

"Then again," argued Serge, "When festivals are special, when things happen, they're the most amazing places to be."

The band got briefly reacquainted with their fans at the Union Chapel in North London over the weekend - where they performed as part of the Little Noise Sessions in aid of Mencap.

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