Kasabian play ‘best show ever’ in London

Band pay tribute to Oasis at Earls Court

Kasabian played one of their biggest indoor shows ever tonight (December 19) in London.

The Leicester four-piece played a 90-minute set to a massive audience at Earl’s Court as they rolled off hits from their 2004 debut and their Number One album ‘Empire’.

Kicking off the set with instrumental ‘Brown Acid’, singer Tom Meighan eventually arrived onstage dressed in a long black trench coat for glam stomper ‘Shoot The Runner’.

The band then performed the likes of ‘Processed Beats’, ‘Reason Is Treason’, ‘The Last Trip’ and ‘Sunrise/Light/Flies’.

The show, which was watched by Oasis band leader Noel Gallagher, also saw guitarist Serge Pizzorno and drummer Ian Matthews perform an acoustic rendition of ‘British Legion’.

Later in reference to OasisEarl’s Court shows in the autumn of 1995, Meighan told the crowd as he launched into ‘The Doberman’: “I’m not often lost for words but tonight I am. We were here over 10 years ago and we wanted to be in a rock n roll band. If it wasn’t for the likes of Noel and Liam Gallagher we wouldn’t be here now. If you wanna be in a rock n roll band it will happen. You will have your time!”

There was a rare outing for ‘Aponoea’ which resulted in the frontman changing the words to ‘A-wop-bop-a-loo-lop a-lop bam boo’ from Little Richard classic ‘Tutti Frutti’.

Rounding off the show with ‘LSF’ a visibly moved Meighan added: “This has been the best gig we have ever done, I swear to God. Merry Chrismas and a Happy New Year. We’ll see you at Glastonbury yeah.”

Kasabian played:

‘Brown Acid’

‘Shoot The Runner’

‘Reason Is Treason’


‘Cutt Off’

‘Me Plus One’

‘By My Side’


‘Seek And Destroy’

‘British Legion’

‘Processed Beats’

‘The Last Trip’

‘The Doberman’


‘Club Foot’



Support came from The Fratellis.

Kasabian will play Newcastle Arena on December 21 before wrapping up their UK tour at Sheffield Hallam Arena a day later.