Kasabian Bring Wild Show to New York City’s Terminal 5
The prospect of playing to 3,000 people is something most would find to be a daunting task, but when it comes to a group like Kasabian, ‘daunting’ ends up being the last word on their minds.
The Leicester-based rockers are back in the states to tour in support of their latest effort, '48:13,' an eclectic mesh of songs that vary between anthemic and just plain goofy (see tracks ‘eez-eh’ and ‘explodes’). Over the weekend (Sept. 27), we had the chance to catch their set at New York City's Terminal 5.
After a rousing set by Japanese garage rockers Bo Ningen, the five lads graced the stage. Within seconds, they were in full force with their latest single, ‘bumblebee’, which has easily turned into the heaviest track of their five-album discography. Fan-favorites like ‘Processed Beats’ and ‘Empire’ caused the New York crowd to mosh and sweat in bombastic unison, while newer tracks ‘stevie’ and 'eez-eh’ completely won over the crowd -- especially the latter which was greeted with a thunderous chanting of "EEZ-EH! EEZ-EH!"
One of the things that’s impossible to miss with Kasabian is how they completely do things their own way. Pink album cover with black letters and nothing else? Check. A gigantic rabbit tail on guitarist Sergio Pizzorno? Check. A mid-set dance party in the form of new track ‘treat?' Check.
Seeing Kasabian live is a wild experience -- but it’s certainly an experience worth having. Check out our exclusive shots from the band's New York City gig, and get the setlist, below:
Kasabian -- New York City's Terminal 5
Kasabian -- Sept. 27, 2014
‘Shoot the Runner’
‘Days Are Forgotten’
‘Vlad the Impaler’
‘Praise You’ (Fatboy Slim cover)
‘L.S.F. (Lost Souls Forever)’
Watch Kasabian Perform 'eez-eh' in New York City