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Here’s everything you need to know about Kasabian’s tour

Kasabian will be playing seven comparably tiny UK shows next month.

As well as shows in Ireland, Kasabian will be headlining seven tiny UK shows next month, including three at London’s O2 Forum.

The band will be warming up for their headline appearances at Reading and Leeds Festival, and Scotland’s newest weekender, TRNSMT.

Kasabian are gearing up to release their sixth studio album, For Crying Out Loud, on the 28 April 2017 – and you can improve your chances of catching the live shows by preordering the album here, this’ll then give you access to an exclusive presale from 19:00 on Tuesday 21 March.

“I decided to give myself six weeks to write an album like they used to do back in the day and that became really inspiring,” vocalist Serge Pizzorno recalls, having written and produced the record.

“I made sure there was no fat on anything, it was going to be classic songs, no self-indulgence, nothing was going on there that shouldn’t. I’d heard Berry Gordy had said if you’ve not got them in the first four bars then you’re finished, so I went in with this old school attitude of song-writing.”

To mark the occasion, Kasabian have revealed the lead single, You’re In Love With A Psycho.

“It’s a weird anthem for everyone,” Serge recently told Radio X. “You’ve either been in love with one or you are one. It sort of celebrates that. You know it’s not sort of… dark.”

With tickets likely to sell very quickly, here’s everything you need to know to get your hands on them, including details on paperless tickets.


When and where are they playing?

Here are those tour dates:

12 April – Venue Cymru Arena, Llandudno
13 April – O2 Academy Birmingham
15 April – Newport Centre
16 April – Cliffs Pavilion, Southend
18 April – O2 Forum, London
19 April – O2 Forum, London
20 April – O2 Forum, London

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets go on general sale at o9:00 on Friday 24 March 2017 here. Definitely bookmark this link. Fans can also get their hands on tickets early through an album presale. Details on that next.

How does the presale work?

You can get hold of tickets by preordering their new album, For Crying Out Loud, now, this will then give you access to an exclusive presale from 19:00 on Tuesday 21 March 2017. This will be the quickest way of guaranteeing your tickets. For more details on this head here.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are £45 for regional shows, and £49.50 for the London dates. This is the face value cost, and is as ever subject to change. A service charge will also be added on each purchase.

Kasabian tickets are paperless. What does that mean?

When you book for a show, the card you use to pay will then act as your tickets to get you in on the night. It’s all very clever – your card details are just transferred securely onto the scanning system at the venue, so on the night they just swipe your card, check it against your ID to make sure you are who you say you are, then you’re in. There will be no paper tickets through the post and no going to the box office to pick your tickets up.

One thing to remember – your whole group will need to arrive together. As the cardholder, you’re the important one! Your guests will need to arrive with you to get in. Virtual credit cards won’t work as there’s nothing to scan on the night – you’ll need to use a physical card that you can take along with you.

More information here.

Open your account and log in now.

Get the details out of the way before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later on. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.

Don’t refresh your screen.

Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game.

Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale.

Keep up-to-date with the latest ticket news on Twitter. If anything changes with these Kasabian tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it.

We send real time updates as the general sales happens, including any (unlikely) technical difficulties that might occur and alerts on when new tickets become available. When we have popular shows come on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.

General tickets will be available from at 9:00 on Friday 24 March through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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