Updated: 14 July 2014
The boys from Leicester are rounding off a huge year with an 18-date tour across the UK and Ireland in November and December 2014.
The Kasabian tour includes five nights at London’s O2 Brixton Academy. The final night of their run of O2 Brixton Academy gigs will be an “all-nighter" with a curfew of 2am. Kasabian will also play shows in Leeds, Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Brighton and Dublin.
2014 has proved to be one of Kasabian’s biggest years, Kasabian earned their fourth No.1 album with the release of their fifth studio album, 48:13, in June. They then went on to close Glastonbury Festival playing a set full of swagger and charisma on the Pyramid Stage.
Kasabian also celebrated 10 years since the release of their debut self-titled album with a huge homecoming show at Leicester’s Victoria Park. The sell-out show cemented the band’s status as one of the best live acts to watch.
Since 2004, when Kasabian’s self-titled debut was released, the band has been going from strength to strength. Kasabian were formed when Tom Meighan and Sergio Pizzorno attended college together. They originally named the band Saracuse.
Their first album, Kasabian (2004), spawned massive fan favourites, such as L.S.F and Club Foot. It earned the band excellent reviews and sales for the album went through the roof.
Empire was their second offering in 2006 and enjoyed similar success with songs such as, the title track, Empire and Shoot the Runner. Empire became Kasabian’s first No.1 album on the Official UK Albums Chart.
West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum followed in 2009 and spent two weeks on the UK albums chart at No.1. Its lead single Fire became a massive hit for the band, winning them Song of the Year at the 2010 MOJO Awards and landed the band their first Top 10 single. The album was shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize and scooped Best Album at the 2009 Q Awards. Kasabian followed up the album with Velociraptor! In 2011, this became the band’s third No.1 album in the UK.