Kasabian exclusive

Kasabian are playing a one-off secret gig in London next week – and the Leicester Mercury is offering 60 readers the chance to be there.

The Leicestershire rockers are performing at an undisclosed venue in London on Wednesday, to a lucky audience of just 400 fans.

It’s an intimate show to launch their new album, which will be filmeded by Channel 4.

Tickets for the gig are free, and fans across the country who want one must apply online.

But we have teamed up with Kasabian to offer 30 pairs of tickets to die-hard local fans, plus transport to and from the show.

Speaking exclusively to the Mercury, Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan said the band wanted to give something back to fans in their home county.

He said: “I only got told about the gig myself the other day.

“I can’t say where it is because I’ll get in trouble, but it’s for a TV show as well which is cool.

“Getting competition winners from Leicester is amazing, it just makes it even better.

“I like these gigs because they’re quite private.

“Everyone keeps asking me where it is, but I’m not saying – my phone hasn’t stopped.”

Kasabian – lead singer Tom, guitarist Serge Pizzorno, bass player Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews – have a busy summer planned, with a slot at Glastonbury and several huge stadium dates with pals Oasis.

New single Fire is out on June 1, a week before the release of their much-anticipated third album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum.

They are also playing a 20-date UK headline tour, kicking off at De Montfort Hall on Friday, May 29.

Tom says he is excited about playing the home town venue.

He said: “To start off the tour in Leicester is amazing, I can’t wait.

“It’s been a long time since we played there. It always feels different because it’s your home town and you feel like your whole family’s watching you.

“I’m glad we’re starting in Leicester and can’t wait to play stuff from the new album because it’s the best one we’ve done.”

Winners of our competition will be chosen on Tuesday. They will be told where they have to meet to get the coach down to London.

The venue will be named on the day of the gig.

The gig will be filmed and screened on Channel 4 on June 6.

Exclusive behind the scenes footage will also be streamed online.

Fans can pre-order the album download from iTunes to get exclusive track Grope Cunny Lane, which will not be available once the album is released.

To find out how to enter our competition, see today’s Leicester Mercury.

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