Kasabian announce Irish dates as part of autumn tour

Kasabian announce Irish dates as part of autumn tour

(Kasabian performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury on Sunday. Picture: Yui Mok/PA)

Kasabian have announced two Irish dates in December as part of an autumn arena tour.

The rockers - who had the honour of closing this year's Glastonbury festival on Sunday night - are set to embark on an arena tour of the UK and Ireland this November - including a five-night stint at the O2 Brixton academy.

The tour will see them hit Dublin's O2 arena on Monday December 8 and the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Tuesday December 9.

The tour is sure to be a hit after the four-piece band secured their fourth consecutive number one album '48.13' this year and played a homecoming show at Leicester's Victoria Park to a crowd of 50,000 fans.

Meanwhile, lead singer Tom Meighan, became visibly emotional as the band brought the iconic Worthy Farm event in Somerset, South West England to a close.

He said during the performance: "Ten years ago we opened The Other Stage - we'd been up all night of course. Seriously, thank you for this."

Kasabian announce Irish dates as part of autumn tour

(Tom Meighan (right) and Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Kasabian performed fan favourites like 'Shoot The Runner', which featured a sample of Kanye West's 'Black Skinhead' and 'Processed Beats'.

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno also performed a bluesy cover of Gnarls Barkley's 'Crazy' with just a guitar and a trumpet, while Tom left the stage for a break.

The 50,000-strong crowd were also treated to a surprise appearance from Mighty Boosh' joker Noel Fielding during 'Vlad The Impaler'.

Dressed in a turban with blood streaked across his face, Noel bounded across the stage in a cape as Tom chanted "Bobby Womack see you on the other side", a tribute to the legendary soul singer who passed away on Friday.

Kasabian finished their stellar set with a cover of Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You' and 'L.S.F'.

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