Kasabian To Play Three Leicester Gigs

The Kasabian boys are back in town; they have just announced three dates in their home city.

The band are playing at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, on Friday, May 29, Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31. Tickets are expected to be snapped up by their army of fans in Leicestershire.

The three Leicester shows mark the beginning of Kasabian’s 20-date British tour, to celebrate the release of their album ,West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

The album, due out on June 8, was recorded in San Francisco last year.

Guitarist Sergio Pizzorno told BBC 6 Music: “It’s a real journey and it also will fill a dance floor. It’s about people joining in, and I think that’s what we’re about. We’ve always been really funky and we’ve always had a real groove, and I think this album’s definitely got more rhythm.”

The band last played in Leicester in late 2006, and since then have added some prestige live performances to their CV, including the Pyramid Stage, at Glastonbury, headlining at Creamfields and a charity show at the Royal Albert Hall.

They will be joining Oasis for nine big stadium shows later this year.

Tickets for the three shows go on sale on Friday, April 3, at 9am, priced at £22.50, plus £2 booking fee on credit/debit cards. They will be available from the websites below, or the box office on 0116 233 3111. Under 16s should be accompanied by an adult.

Today, Kasabian release Vlad The Impaler, a track from their album. It is available as a free download from 7.30pm tonight, until midnight, April 3, from the website below.

Their first single is set to be Fire, out on June 1.

Kasabian was formed towards the end of the 1990s by frontman Tom Meighan and guitarist/keyboardist Sergio Pizzorno. Raised in Leicestershire, the duo began writing together while at Countesthorpe Community College.

Meighan and Pizzorno were joined by Chris Edwards (bass) and Christopher Karloff (guitar/keyboards).

The quartet took their name from Linda Kasabian, the getaway driver of mass murderer Charles Manson.

http://www.kasabian.co.uk

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