Kasabian play ‘fucking emotional’ London show

Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno praise London audience at Camden Roundhouse gig

Kasabian‘s Tom Meighan hailed the band’s Camden Roundhouse gig last night (July 22) as “fucking emotional” and “amazing”.

The band were playing the show to an audience filled with competition winners, as part of the iTunes Live festival.

Frontman Meighan was visibly awed to see so many of the audience singing along to newer tracks ‘Where Did All The Love Go?’ and ‘Take Aim’, clapping them along and showing his appreciation by saying “You’re in fine voice Roundhouse!” after the former.

Kasabian played a raft of tracks from third album ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’, which was nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize earlier this week (July 21), and although they didn’t mention that specifically, the band we’re in celebratory mood throughout the gig.

The band were joined by a trumpet player for several songs, including fan favourite ‘The Doberman’, which saw Meighan jokingly square up to the musician at the end of the track, standing directly opposite him with his arms crossed to show his appreciation.

‘Processed Beats’, meanwhile, was dedicated to those in the audience who had been at the band’s O2 Brixton Academy gigs last week, with Meighan boyishly demanding: “Who was at Brixton Academy?! Were any of you lot there? Then this one’s for you!” before playing a manic version of the track.

Guitarist and co-singer Serge Pizzorno, was also in buoyant mood, downing his instrument at the end of final song ‘LSF’ and diving into the photo pit to greet fans. The guitarist had begun the song by leading the band through their now traditional cover of Candi Staton‘s ‘You Got The Love’.

Once he’d regained his stability and returned to the stage, Pizzorno walked over to Meighan and put his arm around him, with both saluting the crowd as they walked backstage.

Meighan‘s final words to the audience praised their enthusiasm. “Camden Roundhouse, this has been fucking emotional,” he declared, raising his hands in the crowds direction. “But it’s been fucking amazing! Goodnight, god bless and I love ya!”

Kasabian played:

‘Shoot The Runner’
‘Cutt Off’
‘Processed Beats’
‘Where Did All The Love Go?’
‘Thick As Thieves’
‘Take Aim’
‘Fast Fuse’
‘The Doberman’
‘Club Foot’
‘Vlad The Impaler’
‘You Got The Love’/’L.S.F’

Twisted Wheel provided support to Kasabian earlier in the evening, playing tracks from their self-titled debut album.

The band’s set was delayed for roughly five minutes when singer Jonny Brown had to deal with a faulty guitar which cut out during ‘One Night On The Streets’. After shrugging his shoulders as bassist Rick Lees and drummer Adam Clarke completed the song without him, Brown openly pondered whether he should “smash the guitar or not”.

However, he decided against that, instead walking offstage while waiting for a replacement instrument.

In his absence, Lees and Clarke played an instrumental jam which stopped the majority of the crowd from jeering and booing the band. Brown then returned to the stage, garnering frenzied applause from the audience, and carried on with the rest of the band’s set without further problems.

Debut EP and album high point ‘You Stole The Sun’ garnered the most positive reaction from the crowd, with many singing along to the track word-for-word.

Twisted Wheel played:

‘Bad Candy’
‘She’s A Weapon’
‘Let Them Have It All’
‘One Night On The Streets’
‘You Stole The Sun’
‘Oh What Have You Done’
‘We Are Us’