Band will headline football team's King Power Stadium in May
Kasabian have promised a greatest hits set and a “party for all” when they play a huge Leicester homecoming gig next month.
As announced last night, the band will headline Leicester City’s King Power Stadium on May 28. The gig should coincide with the football club being crowned Premier League champions. The team’s fate could be decided as soon as Sunday (May 1), should they beat Manchester United in the league.
Speaking to NME about the gig and Leceister City’s footballing success, Serge Pizzorno said they had to “move Heaven and Earth” to make the show happen.
“We were all booked in, set to do it next year,” he said. “We’ve been buzzing off that plan, and after the gig we did in 2014 in Leicester’s Victoria Park, we were looking for the next step up. But as the season’s gone on, there’s a feeling around the city that’s really special and we thought we should move Heaven and Earth to move the gigs forward a year. It’s in the last two days that we’ve finally got the go ahead to do it. I think everyone in Leicester is in a great mood.”
Ultimately, the band want to capitalise on the current atmosphere in Leicester. “This is a party for everybody, whether you’re from Leicester or not. It’s a party for all,” Pizzorno said. “There was such an amazing feeling in the air in 2014 in Victoria Park, and this is going to be even better because there’s such a wicked buzz in the air in the city. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you support, it’ll be a special time to be around Leicester and Leicester City’s ground.”
The band are long term fans of Leicester and they hailed manager Claudio Ranieri earlier this season when he said that their hit ‘Fire’ helped spur his team to victory against Sunderland in the opening day of the Premier League.