The band speak to NME.COM after their biggest London show…

KASABIAN rounded off their UK tour with a triumphant gig at a packed LONDON ASTORIA last night (October 19).

The band brought an end to their five-date jaunt with a storming hour-long set, which included hit singles ‘LSF’, ‘Club Foot’ and ‘Processed Beats’.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno shouted to the audience: “Good evening London town,” before the band kicked off with album track ‘I.D’.


After the group performed ‘Cut Off’ lead singer Tom Meighan, who was sporting a new Beatles look with shades and short hair, said: “I think its time to fucking pick things up”, before he launched into ‘Reason Is Treason’.

The band performed several album tracks including ‘Running Battle’, ‘Butcher Blues’ and ‘Ovary Stripe’ along with live favourite ‘55’ and new B-side ‘Nightworkers.

The show was their last before their forthcoming winter tour of the UK.

Speaking after the gig Meighan told NME.COM: “I have really enjoyed this tour but I think we fucking chewed up the stage here tonight.

“We are loving life at the minute and to have this many people at our shows is unbelievable. I am big believer of giving people what they want and I think we did musically tonight.

“I think our forthcoming tour will sell well but we’re not getting carried away. We’re keeping our feet on the ground.”


Speaking about his new look he added: “I saw this picture of Paul McCartney the other week and I told my hairdresser that’s the look I want. You can’t go wrong looking like a Beatle. I wore the shades though, just to rest my eyes.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, the band will play:

Liverpool University (December 6)

Glasgow Barrowlands (7)

Manchester Academy (8)

Cardiff University (10)

Southampton Guildhall (11)

Nottingham Rock City (13)

Birmingham Carling Academy (14)

London Brixton Carling Academy (15)

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Serge added: “I am really looking forward to playing Brixton because I have always wanted to play there. It’s on my birthday as well, so it should be a really special day.”