Kasabian’s homecoming gig sold out within 44 minutes seeing all 50,000 tickets purchased. The ‘Solstice II’ gig is set to be the band’s only show in the UK for 2020, as announced in an earlier mxdwn article on October 23. Tickets went on sale for the gig at 9am this morning. The Twitter account for Kasabian confirmed in less than 45 minutes that the tickets had all gone.
Inhaler, Sam Fender and Easy Life are set to support the band at Victoria Park. It sees the band, responsible for well known hits including ‘Fire’, and ‘Club Foot’ return to Leicester’s Victoria Park on June 20 for the first time in six years.
In 2016 they performed to 240,000 people for a short unannounced set in celebration of Leicester City winning the Premier League title after beating ‘Underdog‘ odds, (5000-1) to the most prestigious trophy in English Football.
Solstice II is now sold out.
— KasabianHQ (@KasabianHQ) October 25, 2019
“We’re absolutely buzzing to be able to put on Solstice II in our home town of Leicester,” guitarist Serge Pizzorno said, adding. “Anyone who came last time would know how special it was and to get the opportunity to do it again is beyond a dream.”
Serge discussed ‘Solstice II’ to NME on October 22, declaring the band’s aims with the home show. “This is our third time at Victoria Park,”
“As soon as we finished the first time, we were like, ‘We’ve got to do that again’. And it just came back around. The years fly by, and now it’s been six years.”
“The aim is to transcend and the aim is to bring a huge amount of people together and bring them a moment,”
“It will be chaos and absolutely insane. You’ve done me here because I’m getting excited now!”
Kasabian’s last album, ‘For Crying Out Loud’ was released in May 2017, scoring four of five stars on NME. It was an album that was written by Pizzorno in six weeks, described as being “chockablock with massive tunes”.