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[b]Kasabian[/b] brought their [b]’West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum'[/b] tour to a close at a special one-off show in [b]London[/b] tonight (August 19).

The Leicester rockers played a warm-up gig at the [b]O2 Brixton Academy[/b] ahead of their V Festival headline slots this weekend.

The band played a hit-laden set, which saw much of the crowd singing along as they powered through their back catalogue.

Kicking off with [b]’Shoot The Runner'[/b], after coming on to the theme from [i]A Clockwork Orange[/i], [b]Kasabian[/b], joined by a three-piece brass section, played a set which saw them briefly cover [b]Salt n’ Pepa[/b]’s [b]’Push It'[/b] and [b]Donna Summer[/b]’s [b]’I Feel Love'[/b].

Singer [b]Tom Meighan[/b] also teamed up with the singer from support act [b]Dark Horses[/b], [b]Lisa Elle[/b], on vocals for [b]’West Ryder Silver Bullet'[/b], with the pair briefly holding hands during the track.

As the singer launched into [b]’Empire'[/b] he declared: “OK, you motherfuckers, raise your hands to the ceiling and hold it,” before he added at the end of the track: “Brixton you’re empire. Fuck yeah.”

Towards the close of the set, [b]Meighan[/b] also paid tribute to guitarist [b]Serge Pizzorno[/b]’s recently born baby before launching into [b]’LSF'[/b].

“I don’t know what to fucking say, we have come to the end of our tour and you’ve been fucking beautiful,” he told the crowd. “Let’s hear it for [b]Serge[/b]’s newborn baby. Not me yet, though, not me. I love you dearly, thank you.”

[b]Kasabian[/b] played:

[b]’Shoot The Runner’
‘Where Did All The Love Go’
‘Processed Beats’
‘Reason Is Treason’
‘Julie And The Mothman’/’Push It’
‘West Ryder Silver Bullet’
‘Take Aim’
‘Fast Fuse’
‘The Doberman’
‘Stuntman/’I Feel Love’
‘Vlad The Impaler’

[b]Kasabian[/b] will now headline the V Festival this weekend. Head to [url=http://www.nme.com/festivals/v-festival]NME.COM/festivals[/url] for full coverage.

Plus make sure you buy next week’s issue of [b]NME[/b] to get the definitive review of V Festival, either on UK newstands from August 25 or available digitally worldwide.

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