Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan is planning to make a solo comeback.
The 39-year-old pleaded guilty to assaulting his partner in July, a day after it was confirmed that he had left Kasabian ‘by mutual consent’.
Now, the star has called himself ‘the comeback kid’ after signing with Coalition Music Alliance.
Meighan confirmed he is ‘now working on solo projects’ in his Instagram bio, and shared a picture of himself on stage with the caption: ‘The sun always shines on the stage…. TM x.’
The Club Foot singer added the hashtags #timetocomeback and #comebackkid.
Meghan followed his post up with an image reading: ‘Being sober doesn’t mean the party is over’, and wrote: ‘For all of those in recovery – The only time the music stops is in a game of musical chairs. Much love, TM x.’
The hashtags included #comebackstronger and #recoveringmusician.
Coalition announced they were working with Meighan in mid-September, writing on Instagram: ‘Tom is currently working hard to address recent events and is working towards a fresh start with the support of us his family and partner.
‘We believe in a positive future for Tom, and we are by his side every step of the way.’
Meighan formed Kasabian alongside Sergio Pizzorno, Chris Edwards and then-guitarist Chris Karloff in 1997, and was the voice behind the band’s biggest hits including LSF, Fire and Shoot The Runner.
However, it was confirmed in July that he had left the band ‘by mutual consent’, with the remaining members saying: ‘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.’
The following day, Meighan appeared in court to plead guilty to assaulting his partner Vikki Ager, for which he sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work.
Meighan originally denied an assault had taken place but after watching video footage, he told officers he could not watch it any further because it was ‘horrible’.
The court heard Ms Ager suffered bruising to her knees, left elbow, outer ankle and big toe as well as a reddening around the neck, which she confirmed to police was as a result of the assault.
Kasabian later addressed the conviction, saying in a statement: ‘No one in the band wanted this to happen. We have all worked so hard for the past twenty three years and had big plans for our future together. We’re completely heartbroken.
‘But we were left with no choice but to ask Tom to leave the band. There is absolutely no way we can condone his assault conviction.
‘Domestic violence and abuse of any kind is totally unacceptable. As soon as we found out about the charges made against Tom, we as a band made the decision that we could no longer work with him.’
Meighan issued a public apology to Ager, his former bandmates and fans, saying that he ‘deeply regretted’ his behaviour and that he was getting treatment for alcohol addiction.
The Leicester-born star is still in a relationship with Ager, and has shared pictures with her to social media in recent weeks.
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