Kasabian perform at The Beacham, Sunday, March 18th.
KASABIAN ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR PLANS
Dates Mark the Band’s First Tour of the US & Canada in Five Years!
Kasabian also announces release of limited edition
‘Velociraptor! Super Deluxe Box’
“Full of what we love most about Kasabian, the album plays with nostalgic remnants,
mixes electronic beats, and once again pushes the music envelope” — FILTER
UK rock sensation Kasabian are
pleased to announce plans for their
first North American tour in five
years, in conjunction with their new
album, Velociraptor! Check out the
official announcement here. Kicking
off on March 12th in Dallas, TX, their
nearly 20-city tour will include dates
both in the US and Canada. These
dates mark the first in a series of
announcements that the band plans
to make in regards to future live
shows in the US during 2012. Tickets for Kasabian’s North American spring tour will go
on-sale starting today (please see full routing below).
In addition to these spring tour plans, the band has announced the release of the
Velociraptor! Super Deluxe Box. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide, the album has been
completely and luxuriously re-packaged into an exclusive collection. Each copy has
been signed by the band and features a hard-back sketchbook showcasing the lyrics,
illustrations and previously unseen photographs, a large poster and 4 metal feathers
(physical representations of the artwork design on the singles’ covers).
Kasabian’s fourth studio album Velociraptor! was released this past September and
impressively debuted at #1 in the UK, while simultaneously skyrocketing to the top of
charts in countries around the world. Chock full of amplified vocals and stadium sized
riffs, the album has received critical praise with Q Magazine calling the release “their
best album to date,” and Mojo who proclaimed “[Kasabian] have just made a career-
best record that’s completely devoid of filler…it’s the great record Kasabian have been
threatening to make for some time.”
Since the debut of their new album, Kasabian have been has been on a world tour
in support of Velociraptor!. The band are currently in the midst of a 14-city UK arena
outing that will wrap up with two shows at London’s O2 on December 14th and 15th.
Before arriving in the US this spring, Kasabian will also headline arena dates throughout
Europe, Japan, Asia and Australia.
Formed in 1999 in Leicestershire, England, Kasabian consists of Sergio Pizzorno
(guitar), Tom Meighan (vocals), Chris Edwards (bassist) and Ian Matthews (drummer.)
Having released three studio albums, Kasabian (2004), Empire (2006) and West Ryder
Lunatic Asylum (2009), Kasabian has become one of Britain’s biggest rock bands,
selling out stadiums and festival main stages across European. The band has won
at the Q Awards, taking home Best Live Band and Best Album, The NME Awards,
winning Best Live Band and Best Album and the MOJO Awards winning song of the year
for ‘Fire’ in 2010.
For more info on Kasabian’s US tour, international dates and the band’s forthcoming
deluxe box set please go to www.kasabian.co.uk