Kasabian announce Irish dates as part of autumn tour

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

(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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