Award-winning Leicestershire indie rockers Kasabian are back and heading to a festival or gig near you. As they rock their way around Europe, ensure you pick up Kasabian tickets for a chance to see a band that has been favourably compared to the Stone Roses and Oasis for their vocal style and confidence.
Like many other bands, Kasabian began with three friends who met while at college around 1998. Gigging and releasing demos under the name Saracuse, it wasn’t long before their musical talent was spotted. The band renamed itself Kasabian (the surname of Charles Manson’s getaway driver) at the suggestion of guitarist Chris Karloff, who preferred it to Saracuse.
Joining Arista records Kasabian released their debut, self-titled album in 2004. Although generally well-received, it wasn’t until the third single ‘Club Foot’ (following ‘Processed Beats’ and ‘Reason is Treason’) that Kasabian grabbed the public’s attention. As the album climbed the charts, Kasabian launched a massive UK tour.
2006 proved to be eventful with the departure of guitarist and songwriter Karloff and the release of a second critically acclaimed album, Empire, spawning singles ‘Shoot the Runner’ and ‘Me plus One’. The following year Kasabian won NME’s Best Live Act award.
Their fourth album, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, released in June 2009, reached number 1 in the album charts, also collecting two ‘Best Album’ awards and a ‘Song of the Year award for the track ‘Fire’.
And In 2010, Q magazine voted Kasabian ‘the Best Act in the World Today’. Don’t miss your chance to find out why.