with Special Guests:
SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE BIG DAY OUT SIDE SHOWS ANNOUNCED!
KASABIAN aren’t the type of band to make promises they can’t keep. So when this Leicester crew sing “Hit me, harder! I’m getting rewired. I flick the switch that make you feel electric, even faster than before…” you know they’re gonna do exactly that. Faster and harder: KASABIAN are heading back to BIG DAY OUT to make you feel electric.
“It’s a big honour to play Big Day Out...” – Serge Pizzorno (triple j mag, August 2011)
Guitarist/singer Serge Pizzorno, frontman Tom Meighan, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews have never swaggered into BIG DAY OUT this well armed. Their setlist is now wall-to-wall killers – Club Foot, Empire, Shoot the Runner, Fire, LSF – and the power-pop-stormin’-electro-psychedelic-rock’n’roll of their brand new album, Velociraptor!
“Velociraptor! is such a beast it destroys everything in its path … A rallying cry that rock’n’roll is crying out for, and the craziest party tunes that stadiums will have ever heard – this ‘raptor is a killer.” (Daily Star, August 2011)
In front of an audience, the songs of KASABIAN inspire a singalong “somewhere between a war cry and a mating call,” reckons UK broadcaster STV. Meighan has warned that once fans wrap their head around Velociraptor! and join in on its huge choruses, things are going to go to “another level”. Pizzorno takes it even further: “It’s like, wow... any other band, anyone else in the world, has got to move out the way.”
“Days Are Forgotten is built on a filthy delta blues riff, and boasts a trademark vowel-murdering, stadium-shaking chorus. For sheer catchiness, it’s only rivalled by the splendidly silly title-track, with its grimy guitars, absurd lyrics and air-punching chorus. Festival-goers should learn the words ‘Velociraptor, he gonna find ya, he gonna kill ya, he gonna eat ya’ now: you’ll be hearing them a lot next year.” (bbc.co.uk, September 2011)
“It’s empowering,” Pizzorno told The Times. “If you listen to Days Are Forgotten on headphones and walk down the street, it makes you think anything is possible.” In KASABIAN’s hands, anything is. Heck, only one band inspires headlines like this: “New York Police Department tell KASABIAN to ‘turn the volume down’” (NME, September 2011).
Joining KASABIAN on these side shows as very special guests are fellow-country men THE VACCINES. Not yet two years old, this four-piece has raced from fervent whisper on the London indie scene to full blown hype courtesy of their first singles, If You Wanna and Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra), while their first live shows earned them tags like “indecently exciting” and “game changers”. With their March 2011 debut album, What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, packing DNA from ’60s pop to the dirty fuzz of The Jesus & Mary Chain and a live show The AU Review called “no-bullshit-just-rock”.
Alert the authorities. KASABIAN joined by THE VACCINES are flicking the switch: BIG DAY OUT SIDE SHOWS are about to get loud!
These are the ONLY AUSTRALIAN KASABIAN & THE VACCINES shows outside of the Big Day Out 2012 dates.
Tickets on sale for both dates at 12.00pm AEDT on Monday 28 November, 2011.
with Special Guests
SYDNEY: THE HORDERN PAVILION
Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
Tickets available from:
MELBOURNE: FESTIVAL HALL
Saturday, 28 January, 2012
Tickets available from:
Also appearing at 2012 Big Day Out:
FRIDAY, 20 JANUARY, 2012 - AUCKLAND MT SMART STADIUM
Maurice Road, Penrose. Gates open 11am
Tickets $160 (incl GST) + bf*. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from our website www.bigdayout.com , Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.co.nz , phone bookings (09) 970 9700 plus all Ticketmaster outlets and Real Groovy (Auckland).
SUNDAY, 22 JANUARY, 2012 - GOLD COAST PARKLANDS
Smith Street, Southport. Gates open 11am
Tickets $165 (incl GST) + bf*. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from our website www.bigdayout.com , Ticketmaster (website only) www.ticketmaster.com.au , plus Rockinghorse (Brisbane), Sunflower Pacific Fair (Broadbeach) and Kill The Music (Brisbane)
THURSDAY, 26 JANUARY, 2012 - SYDNEY SHOWGROUND
Showground Road, Sydney Olympic Park. Gates open 11am.
SUNDAY, 29 JANUARY, 2012 - MELBOURNE FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE
Epsom Rd, Flemington, Melbourne. Gates Open 11am
FRIDAY, 3 FEBRUARY, 2012 - ADELAIDE SHOWGROUND
Rose Terrace, Wayville, Adelaide. Gates Open 11am
Tickets $165 (incl GST) + bf*. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from our website www.bigdayout.com, Ticketmaster (website only) www.ticketmaster.com.au, Krypton Discs (Glenelg), Live Clothing (City & Marion), Mr V Music (Semaphore), Bridgeway Hotel & Colonnades Tavern
SUNDAY, 5 FEBRUARY, 2012 – BROWNES STADIUM (Proposed Permit Pending)
Lathlain Park, Goddard St, Lathlain. Gates Open 11am
Tickets $165 (incl GST) + bf* + Perth Department of Transport Levy. Strict limit of 4 tickets per customer. Available from our website www.bigdayout.com, Ticketmaster (website only) www.ticketmaster.com.au, and 78 Records (Perth), Bassendean Newsagency, Bayswater Liquor Barons, Blue 62 (Busselton), Collins Music (Bunbury), Geraldton CD Centre, Goldfields Arts Centre (Kalgoorlie), Live Clothing (all stores), Mills Records (Fremantle), Planet Video (Mt Lawley) and Vibes (Albany)
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