- 21 Oct 22
"We're absolutely devastated and apologise to everyone who was looking forward to the gig tonight," the band have stated.
Kasabian's gig at 3Olympia Theatre, Dublin tonight, October 21, will not go ahead – as the band issue a statement announcing that Serge Pizzorno "has come down with laryngitis and a doctor has order him to rest up so he can recover."
Following their show at The Telegraph Building in Belfast last night, Kasabian's Dublin gig was set to be their first performance in the city in five years.
They shared the news on social media this afternoon – but urged people to "hang on to your tickets for now" – with hopes to share news about "a potential new show date as soon as possible."
"We're absolutely devastated and apologise to everyone who was looking forward to the gig tonight," their statement read. "We've been looking forward to this one for quite a while and hopefully we can come back to Dublin soon."
Read their full statement below:
Statement from Kasabian regarding tonight's 3Olympia Theatre show. pic.twitter.com/htkKYRgNGX
— MCD Productions (@mcd_productions) October 21, 2022
Kasabian released their latest album, The Alchemist's Euphoria, in August. Serge Pizzorno spoke to Hot Press shortly afterwards about taking on the role of frontman in the band.
“I’m still learning every night, trying to figure it out,” he said. “We’ve had a seismic shift. To be honest, I was happy being a songwriter. That’s my job and I’ll always love it, but frontman is a different beast.
“I feel my role is to be an extension of the moshpit and for me to bring the audience onstage with me. I’ll always try to bring that heart and soul. The summer has been insane. We’ve had some of the most joyous, euphoric shows we’re ever been a part of. There’s a new generation of kids getting into this band and that’s really exciting.”
Read the full interview here.