Kasabian review – Serge Pizzorno ably steps up as frontman for new era

Kasabian review – Serge Pizzorno ably steps up as frontman for new era

Last July, Tom Meighan was sacked as Kasabian’s singer the day before his conviction for assault against his partner, Vikki Ager. The Leicester electronic-rock band have shown no prospect of reconciliation to their former frontman of 23 years, nor at any point looked willing to let his transgressions knock them off their swagger, in part perhaps because Meighan’s obvious successor was always at hand. At their first gig since 2018, a lean and charged greatest hits set that shakes the Glasgow Academy to its foundations, it’s Kasabian’s co-vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, producer and leader Sergio “Serge” Pizzorno who ascends to centre stage, with a certain air of destiny (the Music’s Rob Harvey joins as backing vocalist and guitarist). He still intermittently straps on a polka-dot Rickenbacker to hog the best riffs …
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