Brit Award winners Kaiser Chiefs are back this Summer for an action packed day out performing at Windsor – Racecourse on Saturday 25th August.
Tickets for the WINDSOR – Race Course show are available from:
Saturday 25th August 2018
WINDSOR – Racecourse
Box Office No: 0844 249 1000
Website – http://www.vmstickets.co.uk/
Gates Open – 4.00pm
Ticket price - £39.00
For further information on KAISER CHIEFS, check out below and the following websites / social media links:
Website – http://www.kaiserchiefs.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/kaiserchiefs
Twitter - https://twitter.com/KaiserChiefs
You Tube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/KaiserChiefs
“Kaiser Chiefs have done rather well out of having ideas above our station,” decides frontman Ricky Wilson, “Making our first album, we weren’t trying to be the best indie band in Leeds. We weren’t even just competing with guitar bands. Almost by accident, we were competing with Girls Aloud”.
Funny how things turn out. Fast-forward through the years and the girlband have split, reformed and split again. Kaiser Chiefs, meanwhile, have managed to lose only one member and presented multiple albums
. “Groups are often at war — with their label, their management, with each other — and you can’t write great material when you’re like that.”
Tracks such as Oh My God kick-started a run of hits that also includes I Predict A Riot, Everyday I Love You Less And Less, Never Miss A Beat and the Number One single Ruby.
Mercury nominated debut album Employment propelled the band to three Brit Awards wins and its successor, Yours Truly, Angry Mob, went twice-platinum in the UK alone.
Then, of course, came 'The Wobble', including the departure of founding member Nick Hodgson. The pop history books all warn us that this should have signposted the end of the band on a creative and commercial level
“Most sane people would have given up,” says Ricky, but in a chapter of the Kaiser Chiefs story that might as well be titled Escape From Indie Landfill, Ricky appeared on primetime television as a coach on The Voice.
Shortly afterwards the band’s fifth album Education, Education, Education & War became their first Number One in seven years. When it did so, Ricky tweeted: “I love it when a plan comes together.”
It’s tempting to place all the credit on Ricky’s increased UK media profile, but that doesn’t explain the album also becoming Kaiser Chiefs’ first Number One in New Zealand, and the highest-charting of their career in the US.
“We suddenly thought, wow, we weren’t dead weight after all,” Ricky laughs. “It was about proving it to ourselves as much as to anyone else. Thinking about it now, that success was all about turning the boat around”.
“We might never get to the point where we can sit in an armchair with our arms behind our heads and go: ‘lads, we’ve done it’. But at the same time, maybe that’s why, later, Kaiser Chiefs are still here”.
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( With thanks to Maria of MP Promotions )