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Brit Award Nominees Kasabian Play Pro-Evolution Soccer On Xbox® Live™

London, 15th March - Passion is not a word you hear all that often anymore when it comes to music, but hot new Brit Award nominees 'Kasabian' have it by the tractor load and now they are bringing their immense passion for gaming to Xbox® LiveTM

On 23rd March between 3pm and 5pm GMT, European gamers will have the chance to pitch their football skills against the guys from Kasabian who will be playing Pro Evolution Soccer 4 in yet another fantastic 'Game With Fame' session.

'Kasabian' have just returned from a sell-out tour of Europe and the US and are set to release their rabble-rousing new single 'Club Foot' on 21st March in the UK. Recently nominated for three Brit Awards, they are now preparing to embark on a headline tour of the UK. The band have already sold over 30,000 tickets in just six days.

'Kasabian' typically embody the Xbox Live ethos" said Neil Thompson UK Home Entertainment Director. "They are an exciting and innovative band and have really caught the moment. We are pleased to be able to offer our gamers the best on-line gaming experience and some of the best titles around. Now we can also give them the chance to go head to head with some of the biggest stars in music. We can't wait to see how our gamers fare against Kasabian".

See 'Kasabian' at the following venues in April:

22nd April - Glasgow Academy

23rd April - Glasgow Academy

24th April - Manchester Apollo

25th April - Manchester Apollo

26th April - Manchester Apollo

28th April - London Alexandra Palace

29th April - Brighton Centre

30th April - Nottingham Arena

For more information on 'Kasabian', their albums and news check out:

How do I get the chance to play Kasabian?

All Xbox Live members need, to pitch their skills against the band, is:

1. Sign into Xbox Live

2. Add one of the following Game With Fame Gamertags to your friends list:

If your Gamertag starts with a letter from A-I. add (insert gamertag i.e. XboxLiveEURO2)

If your Gamertag starts with a letter from J-R. add (insert gamertag i.e. XboxLiveEURO3)

If your Gamertag starts with a letter from S-Z. add (insert gamertag i.e. XboxLiveEURO4)

3. After that, gamers just go onto Xbox Live on March 23rd from 3pm and 5pm GMT to check if they have been invited to join in a game and if they have then...

4. Game With Fame and chat to one of the guys in Kasabian.

More Big Names lined up for 2005

The Kasabian event is part of the Xbox Live 'Game With Fame' programme and is just one of the many opportunities Xbox Live gamers will have to take on some of the biggest names in the entertainment world.

To find out about other great Xbox Live events including Game With Fame, tournaments and Winning Weekends visit the Xbox Live Calendar on


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