Kasabian have made headlines after rushing to the rescue of a couple who would only get engaged if they got tickets to their upcoming tour.
The band, who were last month crowned Best Live Artist at the VO5 NME Awards 2018, are set to play some massive shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Victoria Halls in Halifax and Thetford Forest in the coming weeks and months, before headlining Isle Of Wight Festival in June.
However, as The Sun reports, Samantha Sugden was left disappointed after hours of queuing at the box office when she walked away empty-handed – especially because her boyfriend Gavin Baron had said that he would only propose to her on the condition that she got tickets.
Luckily, Kasabian came to their aid and put them on the guest list as it was “the right thing to do”.
“I watched the Courier video and saw how long the queues were,” said bassist Chris Edwards. “We were buzzing to see how many people are still so passionate about live music.
“I thought it sounded a bit harsh at first, but he’s got to go through with it now.”
Responding to the band’s generosity, husband-to-be Baron said: “I can’t believe it. I thought it was wind-up to begin with.
“I love everything about Kasabian and I cannot wait for it now. It was only meant to be a bit of a joke at first but I’m going to propose, yes.”
He added: “I want to do it properly though and spend a bit of time saving for a nice ring. She deserves it.”
Kasabian tour dates and tickets
Kasabian’s upcoming UK and Ireland tour dates are below. Tickets are available here.
FRIDAY 23 MARCH – Victoria Halls, Halifax
SATURDAY 24 MARCH – Royal Albert Hall, London
SUNDAY 10 JUNE – Thetford Forest, Thetford
THURSDAY 21 JUNE – Isle Of Wight Festival, Seaclose Park
SATURDAY 18 AUGUST – Edinburgh Summer Sessions
MONDAY 20 AUGUST – Custom House Square, Belfast