Former Kasabian Frontman Announces Special Glasgow Show

After the roaring success of this year’s grassroots RAW ‘24 acoustic shows, the former Kasabian frontman will be returning to Scotland for a one-off additional date within the elegant surroundings of the Cottiers Congregation Church.

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7/9/20244 min read

After the roaring success of this year’s grassroots RAW ‘24 acoustic shows, the former Kasabian frontman will be returning to Scotland for a one-off additional date within the elegant surroundings of the Cottiers Congregation Church. A far from sedate acoustic show, the RAW ‘24 sets sees Tom backed by just two guitars and a stomp box and is a raucous punk/folk singalong of reimagined classics and material from Meighan’s first solo album “The Reckoning.”

Taking place on Thursday 11th July, the show will present the added bonus of an exclusive first listen of Meighan’s highly anticipated second solo album ahead of its release later in 2024.

Fans will also have the opportunity to submit any burning questions they may have for the singer ahead of a live Q&A that night with Tom.

Speaking about the upcoming event in Glasgow, Meighan said:

“Oh Come All Ye Faithful! After over 40 days and nights in the wilderness with the RAW ’24 acoustic show, we’re bringing it back to Scotland for a very special night on Thursday 11th July In Glasgow. Congregation @ Cottiers. Buff, Brodie and I will perform for you in a beautiful converted church. And we’ll be recording the set for a live album. Not only that, you’ll also get to hear an exclusive first playback of my forthcoming studio album PLUS a live Q&A with yours truly. It’s gonna be a religious experience”

Promising a biblical live experience at a beautiful converted space in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, the gig will find Tom performing a stripped-down set of material both new and old, and much more.

All ticket holders will also receive a production credit on a RAW ’24 live album, which is due to be recorded at the Cottiers Theatre that evening.

Tom has also announced a run of 13 headline performances throughout September and October. With dates including London, Bristol, Newcastle, Leeds, and Manchester, full details can be found below.

Tickets for Tom Meighan’s one-off Raw ‘24, Q&A, and playback event @ Cottiers Congregation in Glasgow (Thurs. 11th July) are on sale now at:https://frontmanmerchandise.com/products/congregation-cottiers-glasgow

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As the lead singer of Kasabian – helping sell over four million albums - Tom Meighan’s unmistakable vocals are a central component on timeless tracks like “Fire”, “Club Foot”, and “Shoot the Runner”, to name only three.

On the back of five number one albums with his old band, Tom fronted headline festival shows across Europe - including Glastonbury, Leeds and Reading - and won NME, Q, and Mojo awards, as well as a Brit. Tom Meighan had it all. Bona fide British rock royalty.

But a much-publicised fall from grace saw Tom ousted from Kasabian and – in his own words: “A couple of years that were the lowest of my life. I wasn’t sure if I’d ever get on stage again.”

Marriage, therapy, and that while in the wilderness have done wonders for wild-man Tom though.

His first solo album – 2023’s ‘The Reckoning’ - with brand-new collaborators, was clearly part of his healing process and heralded the emergence of a more reflective man. Here was a fallen rockstar, older and wiser, baring his scars and grief for all to see through new songs, and part of a new musical clan.

And, whilst cancel culture still loomed large – meaning radio play was almost non-existent for ‘The Reckoning’ - even The Sun took the time to say, “The crooning vocals of the title track reveal a man who has done a lot of soul searching, and the result is a slow burn epic, simmering with emotion.” Classic Pop Magazine agreed, adding, “Determined to make a fresh start, ‘The Reckoning’ is the best answer a newly focused Meighan could give on where his future belongs.”

So, the tide began to turn for Tom Meighan in 2023, with no clearer example than his championing by Noel Gallagher who had Tom as support on a UK arena tour in December. And Noel was vindicated too - Meighan had those arenas close to capacity EVERY night.

Riding that wave into 2024, Meighan embarked on his Raw ‘24 tour earlier this year. Backed only by acoustic guitars and a stomp-box, the shows saw Tom flays things to fundamentals in a skilfully stripped back show oozing with a primal and shamanic energy that virtually generates its own electricity. Receiving rave reviews, the RAW ’24 shows were far from sedate acoustic gigs, with Tom and band slaying grassroots venues across the UK and demonstrating his undiminished vocal prowess.

Facing large festival and arena crowds is where Tom Meighan is at home. He’s a captivating frontman, empowered by every square foot of the stage when he performs. Almost like he’s plugged into the sound system himself, not just his microphone. Part of the electrics. A genuine live wire.

And his latest live show is an unapologetic rock set from start to finish. Yes, it’s tempered by some more mature material – proving that Tom can do tender as well as tumultuous – but he now brings fresh life to even those Kasabian classics that liberally pepper his set. And his brand-new bangers smartly retain those terrace style chanting choruses, those danceable guitar riffs, and a stadium worthy groove too.

Risen from the ashes of his former life, Meighan has another solo album and headline tour to come in Autumn 2024, as well as some major summer shows, including Party At The Park in Leicester on 20th July and a support show at Audley End with Richard Ashcroft on 3rd August.

Tom Meighan will play these solo headline UK shows as follows:

TOM MEIGHAN - UK TOUR DATES 2024

September

26th Torquay The Foundry

27th Bristol O2 Academy

28th London The Forum

29th Reading Sub 89

October

1st Newcastle The Riverside

2nd Leeds O2 Academy

4th Manchester O2 The Ritz

5th Birmingham O2 Institute

6th Barnsley Birdwell

8th Norwich Epic

9th Lancaster Kanteena

11th Glasgow Barrowlands

12 Liverpool O2 Academy

Tickets on sale here: https://tommeighanofficial.com/#live