UK rockers, Kasabian, return to North America in spring 2012 shortly after the release of their much-anticipated album Velociraptor! (debuted Sept. 20, 2011 digitally and the physical album on Sept. 27, 2011). In regards to the record, MOJO magazine says the band just made a career-best record thatâ€™s completely devoid of fillerâ€¦itâ€™s the great record Kasabian have been threatening to make for some time.
Kasabian kicked off their European tour this fall, which includes two nights at the O2 Arena in London on December 13th and 14th. These dates follow performances this summer at the Isle Wight Festival, the iTunes Music Festival and other notable European festivals.
Watch the Tour Announcement from Tom Meighan Here:
Recorded during late nights in the English countryside, Velociraptor! was influenced by a variety of musical acts from Elvis Presley to the Chemical Brothers and Led Zeppelin, resulting in the bandâ€™s best and most definitive album yet. The debut single â€œDays Are Forgotten” is an incendiary mix of spoken word, amplified vocals and stadium-sized riffs. Other standout tracks include â€œSwitchblade Smileâ€ with its synthesized beats and techno melodies and the dreamlike â€œNeon Noon.â€ “Switchblade Smiles” is currently available for stream/download at Kasabian’s website www.kasabian.co.uk.
Find Velociraptor! on iTunes:
“Days Are Forgotten” Rumbling, black cloud of techno intensity, probably the heaviest tune theyâ€™ve ever done, and might well be their bestâ€ â€“ NME
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 Britainâ€™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 â€˜Fireâ€™ in 2010.
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
3/12/12 â€“ South Side Music Hall, Dallas, TX
3/15/12 â€“ Fitzgeraldâ€™s, Houston, TX
3/17/12 â€“ Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
3/18/12 â€“ Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL
3/20/12 â€“ 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
3/21/12 â€“ Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
3/22/12 â€“ Terminal 5, New York, NY
3/27/12 â€“ House of Blues, Boston, MA
3/28/12 â€“ Corona Theatre, Montreal, QC
3/29/12 â€“ Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ONT
4/01/12 â€“ Crofoot Ballroom, Pontiac, MI
4/02/12 â€“ Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL
4/03/12 â€“ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
4/06/12 â€“ Edmonton Event Center, Edmonton, AB
4/07/12 â€“ MacEwan Hall Ballroom, Calgary, AB
4/09/12 â€“ Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC
4/10/12 â€“ The Showbox @ The Market, Seattle, WA
4/11/12 â€“ Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
4/22/12 â€“ The Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO