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Velociraptor! Tour

Kasabian performing at Reading Festival 2012

From June 2011 to November 2012 Kasabian toured in support of their fourth album, Velociraptor!.

Background

The Velociraptor! tour started on 4 June 2011 in Sheffield, England and finished on 24 November 2012 in Brussels, Belgium, covering 28 countries in between, including the band's first ever performances in Norway, Slovakia, Singapore, Sweden, Russia, Greece and the United Arab Emirates. It also saw Kasabian returning to the United States and Canada for the first time in six years.

On 25 July 2012 Kasabian supported the Red Hot Chili Peppers in Kiev.

Songs performed

From Kasabian

From Empire

From West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum

From Velociraptor!

B-Sides & Covers

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
Europe
4 June 2011 Sheffield England O2 Academy
5 June 2011 Leeds O2 Academy
7 June 2011 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
8 June 2011 Manchester O2 Apollo
10 June 2011 Dores Scotland RockNess Festival
12 June 2011 Newport England Isle of Wight Festival
18 June 2011 Scheeßel Germany Hurricane Festival
19 June 2011 Neuhausen Ob Eck Southside Festival
25 June 2011 Madrid Spain DCODE Festival
29 June 2011 Tromøy Norway Hovefestivalen
1 July 2011 Hérouville-Saint-Clair France Festival Beauregard
2 July 2011 Arras Main Square Festival
3 July 2011 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
8 July 2011 Bilbao Spain Bilbao BBK Live
15 July 2011 Bern Switzerland Gurtenfestival
16 July 2011 Aix-les-Bains France Festival Musilac
29 July 2011 London England iTunes Festival
11 August 2011 Budapest Hungary Sziget Festival
19 August 2011 St Pölten Austria FM4 Frequency Festival
26 August 2011 Târgu Mureş Romania Peninsula Festival
31 August 2011 Paris France Studio 104[1]
1 September 2011 Sony Music[2]
3 September 2011 Bologna Italy I-Day Festival
5 September 2011 Bruntingthorpe England Bruntingthorpe Aerodrome
8 September 2011 London England Koko[3]
17 September 2011 Berlin Germany Trafo[4]
Australia
5 October 2011 Melbourne Australia Melbourne Docklands
Europe
20 October 2011 Paris France Bus Palladium
26 October 2011 Leicester England O2 Academy
1 November 2011 Brussels Belgium Club 69
3 November 2011 Berlin Germany tape.tv Studios[5]
5 November 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Ulster Hall[6]
14 November 2011 Berlin Germany Huxleys Neue Welt
15 November 2011 Cologne E-Werk
16 November 2011 Hamburg Große Freiheit 36
19 November 2011 Munich Theaterfabrik
20 November 2011 Milan Italy Alcatraz
22 November 2011 Paris France Le Zénith
25 November 2011 Belfast Northern Ireland Odyssey Arena
26 November 2011 Dublin Ireland The O2
28 November 2011 Brighton England Brighton Centre
30 November 2011 Cardiff Wales Motorpoint Arena
2 December 2011 Nottingham England Capital FM Arena
3 December 2011
4 December 2011 Liverpool Echo Arena
6 December 2011 Birmingham National Indoor Arena
7 December 2011 Manchester MEN Arena
8 December 2011 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
10 December 2011 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
11 December 2011 Glasgow Scotland SECC
12 December 2011 Aberdeen Aberdeen Exhibition Centre
14 December 2011 London England O2 Arena
15 December 2011
31 December 2011
Asia
10 January 2012 Yokohama Japan Yokohama Blitz
12 January 2012 Osaka Zepp Oasaka
13 January 2012 Nagoya Zepp Nagoya
15 January 2012 Tokyo Shinkiba Studio Coast
16 January 2012
Australasia
20 January 2012 Auckland New Zealand Big Day Out Auckland
22 January 2012 Southport Australia Big Day Out Gold Coast
24 January 2012 Syndey Hordern Pavillion
26 January 2012 Sydney Big Day Out Sydney
28 January 2012 Melbourne Festival Hall
29 January 2012 Big Day Out Melbourne
3 February 2012 Wayville Big Day Out Adelaide
5 February 2012 Perth Big Day Out Perth
Asia
8 February 2012 Singapore Singapore Fort Canning Park
10 February 2012 Dubai United Arab Emirates 7he Sevens Stadium
Europe
22 February 2012 Brussels Belgium Cirque Royal
24 February 2012 Rome Italy Atlantico
25 February 2012 Padua Gran Teatro Geox
27 February 2012 Zurich Switzerland Maag Halle
28 February 2012 Lille France Zénith de Lille Grand Palais
2 March 2012 Strasbourg La Laiterie
3 March 2012 Amsterdam The Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
America
12 March 2012 Dallas, TX USA South Side Music Hall
13 March 2012 Austin, TX Stubb's Bar-B-Q[7]
14 March 2012 1100 Warehouse[7]
15 March 2012 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
17 March 2012 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
18 March 2012 Orlando, FL Beacham Theater
20 March 2012 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
21 March 2012 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
22 March 2012 New York City, NY Terminal 5
24 March 2012 Mexico City Mexico Vive Latino
27 March 2012 Boston, MA USA House of Blues
28 March 2012 Montreal, QC Canada Theatre Corona
29 March 2012 Toronto, ON Kool Haus
31 March 2012 Columbus, OH USA Lifestyle Communities Pavillion
1 April 2012 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot
2 April 2012 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
3 April 2012 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
6 April 2012 Edmonton, AB Canada Edmonton Event Centre
7 April 2012 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
9 April 2012 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
10 April 2012 Seattle, WA USA Showbox at the Market
11 April 2012 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
14 April 2012 Indio, CA Coachella Festival
16 April 2012 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
17 April 2012 Los Angeles, CA Fonda Music Box
21 April 2012 Indio, CA Coachella Festival
24 April 2012 Providence, RI Fete Music
Europe
30 April 2012 London England The Box
1 June 2012 Nürburg Germany Rock am Ring
2 June 2012 Berlin C-Halle
3 June 2012 Nuremberg Rock im Park
5 June 2012 Hamburg Docks
6 June 2012 Frankfurt Gibson
7 June 2012 Nyon Switzerland Caribana Festival
9 June 2012 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock
10 June 2012 Luxembourg Luxembourg Den Atelier
15 June 2012 Hultsfred Sweden Hultsfredfestivalen
16 June 2012 Aarhus Denmark NorthSide Festival
23 June 2012 London England Radio 1's Hackney Weekend
27 June 2012 Athens Greece Ejekt Festival
29 June 2012 Arras France Main Square Festival
30 June 2012 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
4 July 2012 Lyon France Nuits de Fourvière
6 July 2012 Trenčín Slovakia Pohoda Festival
8 July 2012 Kinross Scotland T in the Park
10 July 2012 Magaluf Spain Mallorca Rocks
11 July 2012 Ibiza Town Ibiza Rocks
14 July 2012 Ferrara Italy Motovelodromo
15 July 2012 Lucca Piazza Napoleone
18 July 2012 Rome Rock in Roma
19 July 2012 Milan Ippodromo del Galoppo
20 July 2012 Tarvisio Palazzetto dello Sport
22 July 2012 Carhaix-Plouguer France Festival des Vieilles Charrues
25 July 2012 Kiev Ukraine Olympic National Sports Complex[8]
27 July 2012 Warsaw Poland Impact Festival
29 July 2012 Benidorm Spain Low Cost Festival
13 August 2012 London England XFM Studios
16 August 2012 Paredes de Coura Portugal Paredes de Coura Festival
18 August 2012 Biddinghuizen The Netherlands Lowlands Festival
20 August 2012 London England O2 Academy Brixton
23 August 2012 Dublin Ireland Marlay Park
25 August 2012 Reading England Reading Festival
26 August 2012 Leeds Leeds Festival
22 November 2012 Moscow Russia Stadium Live
24 November 2012 Brussels Belgium Forest National

Arena tour

Main article: Velociraptor! Tour/Arena Tour

Opening acts

Trivia

  • On 4 June 2011 in Sheffield, Velociraptor! and Switchblade Smiles were performed live for the first time
  • On 11 August 2011 at Sziget Festival, Days Are Forgotten was performed live for the first time
  • On 31 August 2011 in Paris, Re-Wired was performed live for the first time
  • On 5 November 2011 in Belfast, La Fee Verte was performed live for the first time
  • On 19 November 2011 in Munich, I Hear Voices was performed live for the first time, while Happiness was performed for the first time with the whole band
  • The gig on 30 November 2011 in Cardiff was dedicated to Gary Speed, who had died a few days prior
  • On 4 December 2011 in Liverpool, a power cut turned most of the stage lights off during Empire, prompting the band to ask the audience to hold up their cameras and phones to illuminate the stage for La Fee Verte, which they kept up for the rest of the arena tour
  • From January 2012 until his return in June, Gary Alesbrook didn't tour with the band
  • On 28 February 2012 in Lille, Pistols At Dawn was performed live for the first time
  • On 13 March 2012 in Austin, guitar tech Dave White replaced Chris, who was ill
  • On 6 April 2012 in Edmonton, Let's Roll Just Like We Used To was performed live live for the first time
  • From Hultsfredfestivalen on 15 June 2012 until the end of the tour Tom sang a short a capella cover of She Loves You at the end of the set

Tour book

Velociraptor Tour Book

An official tour programme was sold at most dates of the Velociraptor! tour, starting from the arena gigs in November 2011. It includes lyrics, previously unseen photographs from behind the scenes of the video shoots of Switchblade Smiles and Days Are Forgotten respectively, interviews with Serge and designer Aitor Throup, and pictures of the arena tour stage setup. A signed version of the programme was later available for purchase in Kasabian's online shop.

Releases and broadcasts

References

  1. TV recording for Album De La Semaine
  2. Secret acoustic gig
  3. TV recording for Channel 4's Album Chart Show
  4. TV recording for Berlin Live
  5. TV recording for on tape
  6. Part of MTV World Stage
  7. 7.0 7.1 Part of SXSW 2012
  8. Supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers

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