Fast Kasabian Facts

Kasabian is big and they come to us on the back of the release for their latest highly acclaimed album West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum and a Mercury Award nomination with a damn good chance of winning. Fans will know ’em, but if you dont know this enigmatic British rock band, here are some fast facts. Swot up cause pop quiz after this.

1,000,000 fans will watch Kasabian live by the end of the summer
2 #1 albums with West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
2 Glastonbury Pyramid Stage shows in 3 years
20-date sell-out UK Tour
9 massive stadium dates with Oasis
6 festivals
73,021 copies of West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum sold in 4 days
4 Top 10 Singles
4 members of Kasabian – Serge Pizzorno, Tom Meighan, Chris Edwards, Ian Matthews
3 the chart number of their highest ever-placed single ‘Fire’
60,000 copies of ‘Fire’ sold and counting
575,000 views of the ‘Fire’ video
65,000 downloads in 4 days of limited edition track ‘Vlad The Impaler’
24 number of hours it took to achieve more free downloads than Kings Of Leon did in 1 week with ‘Vlad The Impaler’
500,000 views of the ‘Vlad’ video starring Noel Fielding on YouTube
1 NME Award, 1 Mercury Award nomination
28 letters in their new album title W-e-s-t R-y-d-e-r P-a-u-p-e-r L-u-n-a-t-i-c A-s-y-l-u-m
12 tracks on their new album
3,004,368 profile views on Myspace