Kasabian have announced the support bill for their homecoming show in Leicester this weekend (June 21st).
The band will be joined by Australians Jagwar Ma, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe and Beardy Man at their biggest ever hometown show. Rudimental will also DJ on the day.
The gig will mark 10 years since the group released their debut album. Speaking to the Leicester Mercury when the show was announced last year, guitarist Serge Pizzorno said, “It feels like it was just meant to be. It’s going to be the 10-year anniversary of the first album, so it feels right. It feels like we’ve been building up to this since the start. We’re so excited. Hopefully the whole city will come alive.”
The band’s latest album ’48:13′ entered the Official Album Chart at number one last weekend, giving the group their fourth Number One album. Of the achievement, Pizzorno said: “What a way to kick off the biggest three weeks of our lives: achieving our fourth consecutive Number One album, followed by a 50,000-strong crowd at our Leicester homecoming gig and the pinnacle – headlining Glastonbury!”
Kasabian will headline the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
Photo – Steve Gerrard