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27 May 2014, 11:59
The band are to headline a special charity show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Wednesday 18 June.
This intimate concert is their only London show and comes a mere three days before their huge homecoming show in Leicester and ten days before their headline slot at Glastonbury on 29 June. The band release their new album 48:13 on 9 June.
The gig is all in aid of War Child, whose unique work protects the innocent young victims of conflict by giving children the security, care, education and skills they need to build a better future for themselves in the world's most war-torn countries, including Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Uganda and more.
"That children suffer in war is unacceptable," says frontman Tom Meighan, "and it’s important that War Child are there to do something about it. We couldn’t be happier to again help them in their vital work with a concert we’re really looking forward to."
Tickets to this special event are £50 and will go on sale at 9am on Friday 30 May.. All profits from the show will go to support War Child's work with children in war zones across the world. Tickets are available from www.ticketweb.co.uk
War Child have an award-winning history of working with the best names in music and hosting great live music events. Ben Knowles, Director of Music at War Child says: “We are delighted that our friends Kasabian are again supporting War Child with this small concert at a huge time for the band – getting to see their Glastonbury-scale set in the intimate confines of O2 Shepherds Bush Empire will be very exciting."
For more information on War Child, see www.warchild.org.uk