The band from Leicester, England made their triumphant return to Los Angeles to spread some top notch rock and roll for the adoring fans at the legendary venue, The Wiltern. With the release of their latest album, For Crying Out Loud, Kasabian is looking to capitalize on the success of their last tour and hit every nation, city and town they can to show the fans the goods. With U.K. punk duo Slaves opening their U.S. shows, this night was one for the books as the most rockin’, most daring and entertaining shows in quite some time.
Vocalist Tom Meighan and guitarist Sergio Pizzorno were dynamic on stage as they both took control over the vocals on the first track, “Ill Ray (The King).” The music video for this single includes a fantastic solo dance-off, of sorts, by Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey until she finds her king and debauchery ensues. The intensity of this band cannot be measured on any type of Richter scale as the thunderous pounding of drum and bass kept the energy level at an all-time high during the track, “Bumblebee.” Named as the “Best Live Act” at the 2014 Q Awards, it is hard to argue with their accolades as they certainly do put on an intense show that keeps the crowds amped from the first to last note. They came in crystal clear with their seminal track “Club Foot” which had the audience roaring to track.
As Kasabian makes their way across the globe to reclaim their position at the throne, fans will not be disappointed by the theatrics Meighan puts on during their set. Wearing a trademarked white jacket with a sad face in black on the back, the mood at a Kasabian is anything but a downer. The L.A. crowd chanted to all the songs as if they had planned to be part of the chorus on this night. With such a dynamic stage presence, it will be hard to pass up a show with the always entertaining Kasabian. Their current tour will continue with dates schedule for the U.K. this November and December. Their latest release, For Crying Out Loud is out now.