Kasabian speak out after last minute Belfast gig cancellation

'Tom could hardly stand up, let alone sing'

Kasabian have spoken out after they cancelled their gig at Customs House Belfast last night night (Aug 22).

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Taking to Twitter to share the news, the band wrote: “It is with great regret, due to illness, we cannot perform at Customs House Belfast tonight. Kasabian.”

However, the band have now explained their decision to cancel the show so close to stage time.

“Absolutely gutted to have to cancel last night’s show in Belfast,” said the band in a statement. “We were all at Custom House Square, ready to go on stage when Tom suddenly went down with sever vomiting and could hardly stand up, let alone sing.

“He was taken to hospital, put on a drip and told to rest up. We had no option but to cancel and we’re sorry to our fans and anyone that travelled a long way.”

The band added: “Thank you so much for all your messages of support. Details on the rescheduled date to follow soon.”


The band are set to the headline Reading and Leeds festival this weekend. Earlier this month (August 15), Kasabian shared their opinion on their fellow Reading & Leeds Festival 2017 headliners Muse and Eminem – and they’re even hoping for a collaboration in the future.

“One day, I’d love to work with Eminem,” guitarist Serge Pizzorno told NME. “I’ve got bags full that are perfect for him.”

He continued: “Muse are just a juggernaut, aren’t they? I have so much respect for those boys as just unbelievable musicians. All of them just play the shit out of it. It’s great to see a virtuoso guitar player. They’re the real deal.”

Frontman Tom Meighan added: “They’re both fucking amazing. They’re giants. Muse are a fucking amazing live band and just really nice guys, I’ve got a lot of time for them. Eminem is just a fucking genius. He’s probably the best rapper on the planet. He’s so clever. I think Eminem would dig us. I dig Marshall. He’s the Elvis of rap music.”