Kasabian mix it with royalty

The band get regal at Teenage Cancer Trust gig

Kasabian performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London tonight (March 29), in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The group got the packed crowd standing for the entirety of their set at the prestigious all-seated venue.

Taking the stage, the band launched into instrumental ‘Brown Acid’ and then, having been joined by singer Tom Meighan, ‘Shoot The Runner’.

Kasabian were visibly excited to be performing in the auspicious surroundings, with Meighan telling the crowd: “It’s so fucking surreal, it’s fantastic!”

The singer was in a jovial mood all evening, even at one point joking the Queen was in attendance, saying: “Hello Ma’am! The Queen’s here, you know!”

After playing a host of tracks, including ‘Empire’, ‘Me Plus One’ and ‘Cutt Off’, the group left guitarist Serge Pizzorno and drummer Ian Matthews to perform an acoustic version of ‘British Legion’, which the guitarist dedicated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Kasabian left the stage after the well-received ‘The Doberman’, but returned for a four-song encore, which included fan favourite ‘Club Foot’.

Introducing the final track, ‘LSF’, Pizzorno told the crowd: ‘I think this building was built for this song!”

Kasabian played:

‘Brown Acid’

‘Shoot The Runner’

‘Reason Is Treason’

‘Sun/Rise/Light/Flies’

‘Cutt Off’

‘By My Side’

‘Me Plus One’

‘Empire’

‘ID’

‘Seek & Destroy’

‘British Legion’

‘Processed Beats’

‘Last Trip’

‘The Doberman’

‘Apnoea’

‘Club Foot’

‘Stuntman’

‘LSF’

Support came from The Bees, who performed tracks from their back catalogue and new album, ‘Octopus’, including the reggae-tinged ‘Listening Man’, and psychedelic newcomers The Lea Shores.

Virgin Radio is set to broadcast highlights online from the Teenage Cancer Trust gigs at Virginradio.co.uk from April 2.