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Kasabian / November and December 2011 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 1st September 2011 at 9:30 am
 

This winter Kasabian has plans for a tour of UK arenas. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 9 AM.

Monday 28th November 2011 – Brighton Centre
Wednesday 30th November 2011 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Friday 2nd December 2011 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
Sunday 4th December 2011 – Liverpool Echo Arena
Tuesday 6th December 2011 – Birmingham NIA Arena
Wednesday 7th December 2011 – Manchester MEN Arena
Thursday 8th December 2011 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Saturday 10th December 2011 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 11th December 2011 – Glasgow SECC
Wednesday 14th December 2011 – London O2 Arena

 

Video of the Moment #529: Kasabian

 
By on Thursday, 21st July 2011 at 6:00 pm
 

Here’s the new promo video for ‘Switchblade Smile’ from those crazy cats Kasabian. And yes, they’re just a bit crazy in this one…you will see what I mean when you watch it below. (And it’s nothing like Coldplay‘s ‘Strawberry Swing’, which I initially typed out in this post. Oops.)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SQNNLe6WPA[/youtube]

 

Kasabian / June 2011 English Tour

 
By on Thursday, 5th May 2011 at 9:00 am
 

Kasabian have announced a handful of dates as a warm-up to their summer of festivals. Tickets are £30 each and will be on sale tomorrow (Friday) at 9 AM.

Saturday 4th June 2011 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Sunday 5th June 2011 – Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 7th June 2011 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
Wednesday 8th June 2011 – Manchester O2 Apollo

 

Roskilde Festival: Day 4 Roundup

 
By on Thursday, 22nd July 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

Sunday. Day 4 of Roskilde. We’re in the homestretch now. It feels like I’ve been running a marathon for the last 3 days (complete with perspiration) and there is some relief that it will be over. But that is tempered largely by the thought that indeed, the festival will soon be over, which means my return to America. A sad thought.

I decide on a lie-in, a relaxing breakfast (as opposed to the semi-frantic protein bulk-up brekky of the day before), not traipsing over to the festival until mid-afternoon. The first act I see is Korean rhythmic group Dulsori, a swirling dervish of drum and stringed instrument players, both men and women. I feel terrible that they are in their traditional garb; they must be boiling. But the power and effort they use to put on a show seems unaffected by the freakishly hot temperatures. I didn’t think they would go down well with a Danish audience, but their performance concludes with loud cheers at Odeon.

Pavilion is close by to Odeon and quite near to what became my go-to food stall for sheer overall food size. (Slight hilarity that most of the food I ate at Roskilde came from a place called ‘Dixie Burger’ that served Southern-American style hamburgers.) And Pavilion is hosting the highly-touted Californian band Local Natives. Maybe it is because the festival is drawing to a close or I have seen so many great acts already, but I am not impressed by the band from Los Angeles. My ears perk up when I hear the riffs of ‘Flake’, a song by American surfer dude Jack Johnson that came out when I was in uni. I hang out with the tired festival-goers in the shade and watch Johnson from the Orange Stage jumbotrons. He was another act that I thought would get ‘lost in translation’ at Roskilde, but his low-key, ambling guitar pop seems to fit everyone here to a T.

After the cut: this review of day 4 continued with more photos.

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Preview: T in the Park 2010

 
By on Tuesday, 4th May 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

Even with many acts still to be revealed, the lineup for Scottish festival T in the Park is looking pretty impressive.  From 9th to 11th July, 2010, thousands of punters will descend upon a disused airfield in Balado, Kinross-shire for a weekend of camping, shopping, carnival attractions and music across 7 stages.

Friday night see’s live favourite Muse headline the main stage, which will also be graced by Paloma Faith, Faithless and other artists yet to be announced. Rather disappointingly, the Radio 1/NME Stage will be headlined by American pop group Black Eyed Peas, who are, in this humble blogger’s opinion, an incredibly obnoxious band. They’ll be playing after TGTF favourites Florence and the Machine and The Temper Trap, as well as Jamie T. Another questionable choice is 3Oh!3 in King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent, though they’ll share the stage with great bands like Calvin Harris, Hot Chip, La Roux and Dirty Projectors. And finally, the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Futures Stage will see Echo and the Bunnymen and TGTF favourite Delphic on Friday.

It’s a toss-up between Saturday and Sunday for which day has the best lineup this year. Rapper Eminem will make his debut T in the Park appearance as Saturday’s Main Stage headliner, marking his first festival performance since 2001. The Main Stage will also see performances by Paolo Nutini, Stereophonics, Vampire Weekend and the Proclaimers. The Radio 1/NME Stage is pretty amazing on Saturday night, with a lineup including The Prodigy, The Courteeners and Wolfmother, and King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent is looking equally fantastic. It’ll see the likes of Mumford and Sons, Rodrigo y Gabriela, We Are Scientists and Kate Nash. Other notable artists like Julian Casablancas, Laura Marling and the Middle East will be gracing the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Futures Stage on Saturday.

Rockers Kasabian headline the Main Stage on Sunday, playing along with other massively popular artists like Jay-Z, Biffy Clyro, John Mayer and Dizzee Rascal. The Radio 1/NME Stage is looking good, too, with performances by Groove Armada, the Cribs, Babyshambles and Rise Against throughout the day. Some of the best up-and-coming bands of the festivals can be seen Sunday on the Red Bull Bedroom Jam Futures Stage, including Bombay Bicycle Club, the Drums, Yeasayer and Two Door Cinema Club.

The festival sold out within 90 minutes,  so if you don’t already have tickets, I’m afraid you’re out of luck. Let us know what you think of the lineup!

Full lineup after the jump…

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Preview: V Festival 2010

 
By on Thursday, 25th March 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

We like a good festival here at There Goes the Fear, and as those anticipated summer months swiftly approach, we’re going to start having a nosey round at some upcoming music events across Blighty this 2010. So, to kick things off, grab your wellies, we’re heading off to V Festival!

All the action will be taking place across the weekend of Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd of August, at two major sites – Hylands Park in Chelmsford, Essex, and Weston Park, Staffordshire. Tickets for this year event sold out in record time – proof of the wide appeal of this varied festival.

As expected, the bosses at Virgin are serving up quite a commercial line up this year. While the two headliners, Kasabian and Kings of Leon, are certainly worth forking out for, how about the rest of the acts?

Well, erm, if Cheryl Cole, Chipmunk, Pixie Lott, Sugababes, Mika, Paloma Faith, Scouting for Girls and Paolo Nutini float your boat, then certainly, this fest is for you. However, if that’s not your kind of thing – never fear! There are some artists across the weekend set to salvage the festival from the prying hands of pop.

Kinda…

That husky voiced lot Stereophonics (pictured right) are the act on prior to Kings of Leon taking to the stage, as well as aging mod Paul Weller. Kasabian, meanwhile, will be following rave maestros, Faithless, and curly-haired indie kids, The Kooks.

Other acts appearing on the main stage at V include Editors, Madness, The Courteeners, Passion Pit and Skunk Anasie. Yay…

Headling the 4 Music stage this August is David Guetta and The Prodigy (who seem to have an inability to NOT appear at some sort of festival). Other acts appearing include Florence and the Machine, Calvin Harris, White Lies and The Temper Trap.

Meanwhile, The Arena shall be boasting of Pet Shop Boys, Groove Armada, Goldfrapp, La Roux, The Charlatans, Ellie Goulding and Imogen Heap. So at last we can all breath a sigh of relief that there is some decent music at this year’s V.

To conclude – while this festival may not be for musical purists out there, if you’re looking for a fun weekend out, V Festival will certainly prove a jolly good weekend.

Tickets have now sold out for the event, erm, not that I’m sure you mind after reading this, however.

 
 
 

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