Kasabian fell foul of technology on Wednesday night – when they accidentally called their London fans “c**ts”.
The message “London is full of c**ts” was projected onto a screen behind them during a sold-out show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.
Scrawled upon a backdrop featuring a back door the offensive term appeared during a performance of “Clouds”.
However, the band said they were as surprised as the audience to see the word behind them – and that it had appeared independently of them.
Guitarist Serge Pizzorno told NME: “We were as shocked as anyone else. The production team f**ked 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.
“We were all shocked and certainly didn't mean to offend anyone.”
He added that he hoped that the audience still enjoyed the gig, which kicked off Kasabian’s UK arena tour.
In any case, the incident will ensure there’s no danger of the band being labelled “boring”.
Last month Kasabian told The Big Issue that some musicians “don't deserve to be doing this job” because they would rather eat “chicken and broccoli” than raid the bar for booze.
Guitarist Serge Pizzorno said: “I won't expose any bands but there's nothing more depressing than seeing a band come off stage at a festival, go backstage and just flip their laptop open.
”I'm thinking, 'Are you not gonna have a drink now? Cause some carnage?”.Reuse content