On Tuesday, September 30, Leicester, England band Kasabian took to the stage at Toronto's Sound Academy to deafening screams from the fans in the front row and beyond. These guys are bona fide rock stars. They've headlined T in the Park, Reading and Leeds, and, most recently, Glastonbury. Everyone in attendance should consider themselves lucky to see this band in a 3,000 person venue.
first saw Kasabian when they played Toronto's Kool Haus. One of my uber-crap Blackberry pics from that show became the icon for my site and my Twitter. I've really got to replace those with something cool. But that would involve thinking of something cool and I just can't manage that right now.
"Bumblebee" from their latest, 48:13
"Shoot the Runner" from 2006's Empire
"Underdog" from 2009's West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
"Stevie" from 48:13
"Days are Forgotten" from 2011's Velociraptor!
"Eez-Eh" from 48:13
"I.D." from Kasabian
"Club Foot" from Kasabian
"Re-Wired" from Velociraptor!
"Empire" from Empire
The main set closed with "Fire" from West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
The encore kicked off with "Switchblade Smiles" from Velociraptor!
"Vlad the Impaler" from West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
They ended their show with "L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)" from their début, which began with their rendition of Fatboy Slim's "Praise You"