Kasabian played a special warm-up show ahead of their V Festival appearance in London last night (August 15).
Arriving onstage at Brixton Academy to the theme from A Clockwork Orange, the Leicester band tore through a 75-minute set including eight songs from forthcoming album ‘Empire’, plus fan favourites ‘Club Foot’, ‘Cutt Off’, ‘L.S.F.‘ and ‘Reason Is Treason’ from their 2004 debut.
Singer Tom Meighan, who was sporting a red sweater, was in high spirits following the band’s recent performance at Ibiza Rocks, declaring early on: “We have just got back from Ibiza and we only just fucking survived.”
The band later dedicated new track ‘Last Trip (In Flight)’ to Noel Gallagher, who was watching the gig from the wings.
Closing the set with new track ‘The Doberman’, the band had extra support, using a live trumpet player for the first time. The five-piece returned for a hit-laiden encore, ending the show with hit ‘L.S.F’.
The song’s catchy refrain was then chanted by fans for at least half-an-hour as they made their way out of the venue.
‘Shoot The Runner’
‘Reason Is Treason’
‘Me Plus One’
‘By My Side’
‘Last Trip (In Flight)’
The band are now set to headline the second stage at the V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire this weekend (August 19 and 20). They will then play NME.COM‘s tenth birthday party at London‘s KOKO on September 12.
For a comprehensive preview of this year’s V Festival check out this week’s issue of NME, and stay tuned to NME.COM this weekend for news, blogs and pictures straight from both of the festival’s sites.
A limited number of tickets for both venues are available via the NME.COM ticket shop.
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