Kasabian follow Glastonbury with arena tour

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 July 2014


Kasabian have announced they will embark on an arena tour after closing this year's Glastonbury festival on Sunday night (29.06.14)

Kasabian have announced an autumn arena tour.

The rockers - who had the honour of closing this year's Glastonbury festival on sunday night (29.06.14) - are set to embark on an arena tour of the UK and Ireland this November - including a five-night stint at the O2 Brixton academy.

The tour is sure to be a hit after the four-piece band secured their fourth consecutive number one album '48.13' this year and played a homecoming show at Leicester's Victoria Park to a crowd of 50,000 fans.

Meanwhile, lead singer Tom Meighan, became visibly emotional as the band brought the iconic Worthy Farm event in Somerset, South West England to a close.

He said during the performance: "Ten years ago we opened The Other Stage - we'd been up all night of course. Seriously, thank you for this."

Kasabian performed fan favourites like 'Shoot The Runner', which featured a sample of Kanye West's 'Black Skinhead' and 'Processed Beats', while at another point, guitarist Serge Pizzorno performed a bluesy cover of Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' with just a guitar and a trumpet, while Tom left the stage for a break.

The 50,000-strong crowd were treated to a surprise appearance from 'Mighty Boosh' joker Noel Fielding during 'Vlad The Impaler'.

Dressed in a turban with blood streaked across his face, Noel bounded across the stage in a cape as Tom chanted "Bobby Womack see you on the other side", a tribute to the legendary soul singer who passed away on Friday (27.06.14).

Kasabian finished their stellar set with a cover of Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You' and 'L.S.F'.

The full tour dates are:

Nov 19 - Glasgow, The SSE Hydro

Nov 21 - Leeds, First Direct Arena

Nov 22 - Birmingham, LG Arena

Nov 23 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

Nov 25 - Bournemouth - International Centre

Nov26 - Brighton, Brighton Centre

Nov 28 - Nottingham, Capital FM Arena

Dec 1,2,4,5,6 - London, O2 Brixton Academy

Dec 8 - Dublin, The O2

Dec 9 - Belfast, Odyssey Arena

Dec 11 - Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena

Dec 12 - Manchester, Phones 4U Arena


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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