Tom Meighan always drinks before shows

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 July 2012


Kasabian singer Tom Meighan doesn't ever perform without having a few alcoholic drinks first

Tom Meighan can't perform a concert sober.

The Kasabian frontman thinks he will eventually quit alcohol, but at the moment can't imagine going on stage without having had a few of his favourite alcoholic beverages.

He said: "I have a few Jagermeister shots. And I need a vodka and Red Bull, but that's probably the worst thing I could have.

"Would I go on sober? I can't see it now, but probably one day it will happen."

Tom - who became a father for the first time earlier this year - also revealed he and his bandmates pray together before they go on stage.

He told NME magazine: "We say a prayer, we put our hands in to say thanks for our health and our children and then it's a Kasabian show - let's go."

The ambitious singer also has plans for the 'Fire' band to play in space, saying: "What would be great would be to do some live shows from space. Beam them back from the International Space Station with a satellite link-up and go straight into homes or cinemas."

However, Tom and his bandmates - Sergio Pizzorno, Chris Edwards, Ian Matthews and Jay Mehler - face competition in their space race, as Muse are also keen to give an performance from outside the earth's atmosphere.


The lairy indie combo have headlined T in the Park and Glastonbury with their tried-and-tested piledriving electro-rock anthems.

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