loading...

25 October 2019 16:38

Kasabian Sergio Pizzorno Victoria Park

Get the biggest Daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Kasabian's first Leicester show in more than four years sold out in under an hour. Tickets for the band's Solstice II gig in Victoria Park went on sale at 9am this morning, following a surprise announcement on Monday. At 9.50am, the band tweeted that tickets for the hometown show had completely sold out. A representative for Kasabian confirmed that 50,000 tickets in total were sold in under an hour. Thousands of visitors will be heading to Leicester for the show, which takes place on 20 June 2020.

Hotels across the city are already at full occupancy for the night of the show. One of those is the ibis Leicester City, in St George's Way. A manager at the hotel told LeicestershireLive: "We are fully booked at this stage. "The moment the announcement went live on Monday we saw a huge movement, then by Tuesday it went completely viral. "I believe all the hotels except for the Marriott and the Hilton are full now." On social media, some fans who didn't manage to get a room said that they would be sleeping in their cars. (Image: Northcliffe Media Ltd.) Kasabian's last performance in Leicester was in 2016, when they helped Leicester City celebrate their Premier League title success at the King Power Stadium.

Before that, they headlined Victoria Park in 2014 - a gig that guitarist and lead songwriter Sergio Pizzorno described as the "pinnacle" of his career. Speaking to LeicestershireLive earlier this week, Serge said that he expects next year's event to be just as unmissable. "I'm going to say it: there's no better live band in the world than us, so if you want to go to the best hometown gig anywhere, you can't miss it," he said. Tom Meighan, the band's lead vocalist, added: "It's spectacular. I feel like superman.

free battle

"We're back, it's going to be the best show on earth." The only way fans can get their hands on tickets to the sold out show is now through secondary ticketing websites like Viagogo and StubHub. However with prices starting at £97 - and rising to well over £200 - you might want to get friendly with those who were lucky enough to get tickets instead. The huge Leicester show is set to be the band's only UK gig of 2020 Kasabian's huge homecoming 'Solstice II' show sold out its 50,000 allocation of tickets this morning in just 44 minutes. The band will play their only UK gig of 2020 at Leicester's Victoria Park on June 20, with support coming from Sam Fender, Easy Life and Inhaler. Kasabian previously played at the park back in 2014 when they celebrated their tenth anniversary, before performing at Victoria Park again in 2016 as part of Leicester City's Premier League celebrations. Tickets for the 2019 show, which has been billed as 'Solstice II', went on sale at 9AM this morning (October 25), with all 50,000 tickets being snapped up by 9:44AM. The Kasabian Twitter account announced that the gig had sold out a few minutes later. "To everyone who got a ticket, we'll bring you the biggest party of 2020," the tweet promised. "To anyone who didn't, things are cooking in the sergery and we'll get to see all of you soon." Speaking to NME earlier this week about 'Solstice II', guitarist Serge Pizzorno said that the band had "big ideas" when it came to what kind of stage production they'll show off on the big day. "The aim is to transcend and the aim is to bring a huge amount of people together and bring them a moment," Serge said. "It will be chaos and absolutely insane." The massive Leicester present is about to be the band's solely UK gig of 2020 Kasabian's large homecoming 'Solstice II' present bought out its 50,000 allocation of tickets this morning in simply 44 minutes. The band will play their solely UK gig of 2020 at Leicester's Victoria Park on June 20, with assist coming from Sam Fender, Simple Life and Inhaler. Kasabian beforehand performed on the park again in 2014 once they celebrated their tenth anniversary, earlier than acting at Victoria Park once more in 2016 as a part of Leicester Metropolis's Premier League celebrations. Tickets for the 2019 present, which has been billed as 'Solstice II', went on sale at 9AM this morning (October 25), with all 50,000 tickets being snapped up by 9:44AM. The Kasabian Twitter account introduced that the gig had bought out a couple of minutes later. Shortly after the announcement, Kasabian tweeted once more to say they have been "blown away by the response to Solstice II this morning". "To everybody who received a ticket, we'll convey you the largest social gathering of 2020," the tweet promised. "To anybody who didn't, issues are cooking within the sergery and we'll get to see all of you quickly." Chatting with NME earlier this week about 'Solstice II', guitarist Serge Pizzorno stated that the band had "massive concepts" when it got here to what sort of stage manufacturing they'll exhibit on the large day. "The goal is to transcend and the goal is to convey an enormous quantity of individuals collectively and convey them a second," Serge stated. "It will likely be chaos and completely insane."