live music: KASABIAN x TERMINAL 5 x 3.22.12

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Terminal 5, NYC 3.22.12 – I got an email at the last minute from The Bowery Presents and their House List asking me if I wanted to cover the Kasabian show. The UK rockers are in support of their lastest album entitled “Velociraptor!”. Apparently they haven’t been in the US in quite some time. Back in 2009, frontman Tom Meighan was quarantined with swine flu.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

On this night, the show was to be broadcast live on the Bowery Presents You Tube channel. Last month they kicked off their live broadcast channel at the Sleigh Bells show. At least the photo pit was made wider for us to accommodate the photographers and the video crew.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

Kasabian play Terminal 5 in NYC. Photo by Joe Russo.

The electro-rock band hit the stage with a ton of energy and the raucous crowd erupted with cheers.The venue was packed to the rafters. Kasabian tore through their catalog as the fans lapped it all up. The sunglass wearing lead singer Tom Meighan was scurrying about the stage like a kid hopped up on candy as the band played on.

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