Kasabian announce first UK tour with new line-up following Tom Meighan’s exit

Virgin Radio

28 May 2021, 13:23

The Kasabian incarnation continues with confirmation that the new line-up are going on tour this October. Guitarist Serge Pizzorno is taking over from former frontman Tom Meighan after his departure last year alongside bassist Chris Edwards, drummer Ian Matthews and Tim Carter on guitar.

Back in July 2020, Tom made his exit in order to 'concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track' after being charged with assaulting his girlfriend Vikki Ager. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work.

Kasabian said: “We’re incredibly excited to announce these intimate shows. We love our band, our music and our fans too much to ever stop!

"We’ll be playing all the classic tunes plus something new for the mosh pit to bounce. So come join us for the biggest party of 2021! See you there. Sergio, Chris and Ian x."

A band spokesperson said: “Kasabian make a most welcome return to touring with 15 must see intimate shows kicking off October 13th at the 02 Academy, Glasgow, including a home-town show at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall October 27th and climaxing at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on November 2nd."

Tickets go on sale here from Friday June 4 at 10AM.

OCTOBER 2021 Wed 13 – GLASGOW, O2 Academy Thu 14 – LIVERPOOL, O2 University (Mountford Hall) Fri 15 – CARDIFF, Great Hall Sun 17 – LEEDS, O2 Academy Mon 18 – LINCOLN, The Engine Shed Wed 20 – NOTTINGHAM, Rock City Thu 21 – SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy Fri 22 – MANCHESTER, O2 Victoria Warehouse Sun 24 – NORWICH, UEA Tue 26 – NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall Wed 27 – LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall Thu 28 – BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy Sat 30 – SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall Sun 31 – BRISTOL, O2 Academy

NOVEMBER 2021    Tues 02 – LONDON, O2 Academy Brixton