Group inspired by Oasis slot

Leicester giants Kasabian have revealed that they have been inspired by the success of Oasis' homecoming, and may attempt to replicate it.

Kasabian are set to accompany Oasis on their upcoming nationwide jaunt. One of the live events of the year, the support slots for the Manchester icons are being filled by some of the biggest bands in the country including The Enemy and Reverend & The Makers.

The Leicester band are no shrinking violets of their own. A massive homecoming show at the historic De Montford Hall saw them unleash tracks from their new album before thousands of fans, in one of the biggest shows the city has seen.

However it seems that Kasabian have now been inspired to set their sights higher. In an interview with BBC Newsbeat guitarist Serge Pizzorno reveals that Kasabian are desperate to play a show on the scale of Oasis' Heaton Park gig.

"It'd be amazing to do it in Leicester one day," claimed the guitarist. "That city would never have seen anything like it."

Pizzorno also revealed that as a warm up for the show Liam Gallagher took Kasabian for a ride around the country - in a helicopter. "We had some dinner by a lake - a good chat, a good catch up, it was great," he confirmed.

"Seeing England from a helicopter is kind of strange as well, you get a real of sense of where you're from and the nation."

Of course, the Heaton Park dates have not been without mishap. The Enemy were forced to pull out of a support slot on June 5th due to singer Tom Clarke suffering from the affects of chronic food poisoning.

"I was becoming intimately acquainted with my bathroom floor," admits lead singer Tom Clarke.

"It gave a night on the tiles a whole different meaning."

Kasabian's new single 'Fire' entered the charts at number three this weekend, while the band recently released their ambitious new concept album 'West Rider Pauper Asylum'.

Possibly one of their most sonically satisfying efforts to date, Tom Meighan's lyrics have come in for criticism from some quarters.

Click HERE to read our review of the new Kasabian album!

Kasabian are due to support Oasis at the final Heaton Park date tonight (June 8th).
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