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Kasabian part ways with frontman Tom Meighan

By | Published on Tuesday 7 July 2020


Kasabian have announced the departure of frontman Tom Meighan due to “personal issues”. Meighan himself assured fans that he is “doing well”.

In a statement yesterday, the band said: “Kasabian have announced today that Tom Meighan is stepping down from the band by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behaviour for quite some time and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track. We will not be commenting further”.

According to The Sun, Meighan is scheduled to appear in court today on domestic assault charges, with the tabloid claiming that was the “true reason” for him standing down.

After the band’s statement had been issued, Meighan himself subsequently said on Twitter: “Following today’s announcement I just wanted to let you all know that I am doing well. I’m in a really good place now. Thanks for all your love and support. I’ll be seeing you all very soon”.

Although they haven’t released an album since 2017, the band had been active very recently. In June, they were scheduled to play a huge hometown show at Victoria Park in Leicester which was cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

That month, Meighan said that Kasabian were hoping to record a new album once lockdown restrictions were lifted, telling Sky News: “We’re going to try and make a new record as soon as we can but we can’t really do anything while we’re restricted. [Bandmate] Serge [Pizzorno] has been writing songs for Kasabian so it’s all good”.

He also revealed that he had been working on “very autobiographical … very real” songs for a solo record.

What the future now holds for Kasabian without Meighan is not clear.