Kasabian return to their hometown of Leicester this May for a massive party with two gigs at King Power Stadium.
Kasabian Leciester shows
Updated: 17 May 2016
The boys from Leicester have confirmed a handful of concerts for this May, including two huge shows in their hometown.
The band will play Bridlington’s Spa Centre on 24 May and Swindon’s Oasis Leisure Centre on 26 May, before they head to Leicester for two massive homecoming concerts.
Kasabian will take the stage at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on 28 and 29 May, which is home to the Premiership winning Leicester City. Kasabian’s gig will be one big party for Leicester.
Kasabian released their fifth album, 48:13, in 2014. The collection became their fourth No.1 album in the UK and includes the single Eez-Eh.
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 it enjoyed similar success with the tracks Empire, the title track, 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 it landed the band their first Top 10 single.
The album was shortlisted for the 2009 Mercury Prize. It went on to scoop the Best Album award at the 2009 Q Awards. Kasabian followed the album with Velociraptor! in 2011. This became the band’s third No.1 album in the UK.
In 2014, they earned their fourth No.1 album with the release of their fifth studio album, 48:13, in June. They went on to close Glastonbury Festival playing a set full of swagger and charisma on the Pyramid Stage.
The year also saw the group celebrate 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.
They rounded off the year with a huge tour of the UK, which included five nights at London’s O2 Brixton Academy. The final night of the Brixton Academy gigs was an “all-nighter" where the band performed until 2am.