Kasabian follow Glastonbury with arena tour
- Bang Showbiz
- 1 July 2014
This article is from 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