Tom Meighan rocks Shepherd’s Bush Empire with debut album The Reckoning preview
In a night of passion, energy and musical prowess, Tom Meighan’s performance at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire did not disappoint. Ahead of the release of his debut solo album, The Reckoning, Meighan treated fans to an electrifying setlist that showcased his unmistakable voice and stage panache.
The moment Meighan stepped onto the stage, clad in sunglasses, a stylish blue coat, white t-shirt and jeans, the crowd erupted. It’s evident that his time away from Kasabian has left fans craving his charismatic presence.
Opening the show with Shout It Out, a groovy track from his upcoming album, Meighan set the tone for the evening. The song’s obsessive lyrics, “again, again, you give me back the feeling,” had the audience on their feet, jumping and singing along from the very beginning.
As the night progressed, the electric atmosphere intensified, especially during Kasabian classics such as Underdog, Shoot the Runner and Empire. Meighan remained focused on his performance, barely speaking between songs. However, he did pause briefly between Scared and Rise to say: “We’re going straight to the fu**ing top, we’re back, I’m fu**ing back.”
It’s clear that fans are overjoyed to see Meighan return to the stage. His new, more intimate tracks like Scared and Would You Mind offered glimpses into a side of him we haven’t seen before. The latter song seems like a plea for reconciliation with former bandmate Pizzorno, echoing the dynamic between the Gallagher brothers.
The evening reached a fever pitch as Meighan powered through a final sequence featuring LSF, Club Foot and Fire in the span of four songs. During Club Foot, he donned his sunglasses once more, and as the LSF middle-eight chants echoed through the venue, he held the mic stand high, uniting the crowd.
With a setlist that balanced new material and Kasabian favourites, Tom Meighan’s performance at Shepherd’s Bush Empire confirmed his status as one of the UK’s best rock frontmen. As fans eagerly await the release of The Reckoning on 5th May, one thing is certain: Tom Meighan is back.
Photos: Ambra Vernuccio
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