Kasabian have announced plans to play a special one-off gig at Leicester City’s football ground.
The band took to Twitter to reveal their forthcoming show at the King Power Stadium on May 28. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (April 30).
The band also said in a statement: “This has been an unbelievable year for the city and it seemed like the perfect thing to do this summer.”
Leicester are on the verge of winning the Premier League for the first time in their history. They currently lead Tottenham by seven points going into this weekend, which will see the Foxes take on Manchester United at Old Trafford.
… We cannot wait to throw the city the greatest party they have ever seen. Sergio X" Tickets onsale 10AM Saturday! pic.twitter.com/pcw8suyBM3
— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) April 28, 2016
“There’s such an energy in the city at the minute,” guitarist Serge Pizzorno told the Leicester Mercury. “In a way it feels like we’re almost centre of the universe. Everyone is watching. We’ve always wanted to play at the King Power and after this season… we had to do it.
“No matter how it goes, we’re going to need a place to all stand together and reflect on what’s happened, because it is just unbelievable. In the stadium, with us playing our music. There is no better way. We’re so proud.”
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.
“I think that’s up there with the ultimate, I could give all my awards up for that,” Pizzorno said at the time. “That will do me. It was the first game as well. For him to say that on Match Of The Day was just, wow.”