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Kasabian announce huge hometown Leicester show and tease new album ‘Happenings’

The band will be supported by Kaiser Chiefs at the huge Victoria Park gig next summer.

By Will Richards

Kasabian (Picture: Shirlaine Forrest)

Kasabian have announced details of a huge hometown show in Leicester next summer, and teased a new album called Happenings.

The band will play the city’s Victoria Park on July 6 next year, where they will be supported by Kaiser Chiefs.

The new album, which is also due out next summer, will follow last year’s The Alchemist’s Euphoria, their first album without frontman Tom Meighan who was sacked from the band shortly before being convicted of assaulting his partner in July 2020.

Discussing the new gig, the band said: “We are truly honoured to be playing Victoria Park in our beloved hometown, with all our people for summer solstice two. We cannot wait to get out there and play the biggest party of the summer with you all. See you in the mosh pit.”

Fans can pre-order Happenings here to access pre-sale tickets from 9.30am GMT on Thursday, December 7, with a general ticket sale happening here from the same time the following day.

Ex-singer Meighan left the band in July 2020, just 24 hours before he pleaded guilty to assaulting his fiancée Vikki Ager at their Leicestershire home. At the time, the band said they could “no longer work with him”, while Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work. 

Speaking to The Guardian about Meighan’s exit, Pizzorno said: “The summer when Tom left was absolutely heartbreaking. It felt like leaving home and coming back and seeing it burnt down, walking round the ashes, seeing old pictures and artefacts and picking things up and sifting through the destruction. It was an intense time.”

He added: “Over the years, we’ve dealt with a lot. When it all came out, you’d see things being said and written that were hard to take because you’ve lived it – you know the true story.”