Back in the UK by November 19th for an arena tour, Kasabian have added another show to their schedule in aid of the new XFM charity Make Some Noise, which will support disadvantaged young people.
Victoria Park saw the band – singer Tom Meighan, guitarist Serge Pizzorno, bass guitarist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews – perform to 50,000 people; Glastonbury, including its live feed, was even larger. But as is often the case, a tidal wave which crushes the British Isles is often reduced to a ripple along the shores of America.
Oasis, who Kasabian have often lazily been compared to, were playing Madison Square Garden by the time they imploded in 2009. Arctic Monkeys have seen their stock rise over the past several years, playing large arenas in primarily support slots but looking like they belong there. Yet Kasabian, with their natural bluster and genre-mixing canon, should be even bigger. Instead, they’re selling out Boston’s Paradise Rock Club (capacity: 933) and New York City’s Terminal 5 (capacity: 3,000), and absolutely killing it.
View full gallery from Terminal 5 show
It’s been tough for Kasabian in America, an often deflating experience that’s had little to do with an inability to connect with the audience; the problem, as Meighan and Pizzorno see it, has been with the people in the States who they feel should have been working harder to get the word out.
Kasabian played to a sold out Terminal 5 in NYC and absolutely killed it. Here is our photo gallery as part of our exclusive sit down interview with the band. (Photos: Paul Bachmann)
Kasabian could be set for a busy night on October 22nd when the 2014 Q Awards are handed out after being nominated in four of the main categories.
There’s been conflicting views from two parties on what to do with the tenth anniversary of a debut album.
A spot of crowd surfing on the part of frontman Tom Meighan can be seen on the video for ‘bumblebeee‘ – taken from Kasabian‘s UK number one album ‘48:13‘.
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Latest track lifted from Kasabian’s 2014 LP ’48:13′
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