Kasabian rock The Proms

BBC orchestra and Oasis star back Leicester rockers

Kasabian rocked the BBC Electric Proms tonight (October 28) with a 60 piece orchestra for a special performance at the Camden Roundhouse.

The Leicester five-piece were also joined by Oasis and The Who drummer Zak Starkey for three tracks during their bombastic 60 minute set.

The band had originally intended to bring Daleks on stage for the show but singer Tom Meighan went one better by sporting the same black suede jacket and frilly white shirt as former Dr Who star Jon Pertwee.

The gig proved to be an eventful spectacle for Kasabian who were backed by the BBC Concert Orchestra throughout most of their set which comprised of hits from their 2004 debut and recent chart topper ‘Empire’.

Clearly taken in by the occasion, Meighan at one point echoed Noel Gallagher‘s words at Knebworth 10 years ago when he declared to the audience: “This is history we are making right now, me and you,” before adding: “You lot are fucking empire. God bless you.”

Oasis bandmate Starkey took up stick duties during glam stomping opener ‘Shoot The Runner’, ‘Club Foot’ and climactic closer ‘L.S.F.’ while bassist Andy Bell watched from the audience and the whole venue bellowed out the song’s catchy refrain.

As the show drew to a close Meighan swung a Leicester football shirt in the air and later wrapped himself in a British flag.

Kasabian played:

‘Shoot The Runner’

‘Reason Is Treason’



‘Me Plus One’

‘By My Side’

‘Last Trip (In Flight)’

‘Processed Beats’

‘The Doberman’

‘Pinch Roller’

‘Club Foot’



Support came from Guillemots.

The Electric Proms will draw to a close in Camden tomorrow (October 29) when The Who take to the stage for the season’s final show.

Keep checking back on NME.COM for a full report of the closing night.