Kasabian confirmed that lead singer Tom Meighan has left the group.
In a statement released Monday, the group wrote, “Tom Meighan withdrew from Kasabian by mutual consent.
“Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behavior for a while and now wants to focus all of his energies to get his life back on track. We will not comment anymore. “
Shock: Kasabian confirmed on Monday that lead singer Tom Meighan has LEAVED the group and claims that “personal problems have affected his behavior for some time” (photo from 2017)
The press release: the group revealed the shocking news on Twitter
The departure of Tom, 39, quickly evolved on Twitter.
Tom previously told Radio X that he had a crisis in 2016 after breaking up with his girlfriend Kim James, with whom he had a daughter Mimi, now six years old.
Referring to his Leicester City team’s surprise victory in the Premier League the same year, Tom said: “Basically my life has changed. I am by myself. Because I got lost.
“In every sense, 2016 was great for Serge, great for Leicester City, s *** for me. I had to sort my head. My beahaviour. Stuff that I did. The people I associated with. No bad people.
Great success: the group has been together since 1997 and is best known for songs such as Fire, Processed Beat and Club Foot (photo in 2018)
“I was the one who was bad, I was in the mist. I was very unhappy, just downstairs. You simply block it by continuing. I made myself sick, I wouldn’t lie, my mind was shaken.
He added that he did not take responsibility for what he was going through, calling the experience “horrible”.
This year, Kasabian was scheduled to play a massive return concert at Victoria Park in Leicester on June 20, but they had to cancel the event due to the coronavirus pandemic.
With their live plans stopped, Tom revealed that the group had written tracks for a seventh studio album – their first since For Crying Out Loud in 2017 – and that he had written some locked-out “autobiographical” solo songs.
In 2018, the member of the group Serge Pizzorno, (on the right), released his first solo album under the name SLP (Sergio Lorenzo Pizzorno)
He recently told Sky News, “We will try to make a new album as soon as possible, but there is really nothing we can do while we are limited. Serge wrote songs for Kasabian, so everything is fine.
Discussing his own solo plans, Tom added, “I write a lot of music by the minute. We’ll see what happens. I have some cookies in the jar… and they’re not bad, you know.
“It’s very autobiographical, like the story of my life. It’s a little … heartbreaking. Well, not heartbreaking, just to the core, you know. Very real. ‘
Kasabian has been together since 1997 and has had huge success with songs such as Fire, Processed Beat and Club Foot.
In 2018, the group member Serge Pizzorno released his first solo album under the name of SLP (Sergio Lorenzo Pizzorno).
He told The Sun at the time that the group had no plans to separate.
He said, “I’m in my group and I love my group. The best way to describe it is, it’s like another planet that I can visit whenever I want. This planet is orbiting and I can go there a little.
Kasabian took a break after their For Crying Out Loud 2017 tour.
Serge said, “When you get to six albums, you have to keep it smart and make it interesting. Kasabian has had six albums – five No1 albums in a row.
“We titled Glastonbury, Leicester Stadium, The O2 and got really big in Europe, Eastern Europe and South America. “
Everything changes: this year, Kasabian was scheduled to play a return concert at Victoria Park in Leicester on June 20, but they had to cancel the event due to the pandemic (photo from 2018)