Kaiser Chiefs writing album three already

Plus band get ready for north American tour

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Kaiser Chiefs have unveiled details of a fans-only album.

The Leeds five-piece, who only recently released their second album 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob', say they have enough material left over for a third LP and it could be out as soon as next month.

"When we recorded this album ('Yours Truly, Angry Mob') we recorded more songs for a third album," said bassist Simon Rix. "It's done and we'd like to release it in April. It will be a fans-only album and we'll probably release it on our own label."

He also revealed that the band are keen to get cracking on their next record as soon as possible.

Rix told MTV: "It can get frustrating waiting between releases. We wrote 'Employment' and then we didn't record for another two years. We'd prefer to start writing our next (major) album soon.

"Bands in the Sixties used to bang albums out and that's what we want to do."

The band are also set to hit the road for the NME Presents Kaiser Chiefs tour in north America next month.

They will play:

Philadelphia Electric Factory (April 6)
Washington 9:30 Club (7)
Boston Avalon Ballroom (9)
New York Roseland Ballroom (12)
Montreal Spectrum (17)
Toronto Kool Haus (18)
Chicago Vic Theatre (20)
Minneapolis Trocaderos (21)
Vancouver Commodore Ballroom (24)
Seattle Showbox Theatre (25)
Portland Crystal Ballroom (26)
San Francisco Warfield Theatre (27)


The Walkmen will play the whole tour as special guests, while Annuals will open from the Philadelphia to Toronto dates, with The Little Ones playing the remaining shows.

Tickets are on sale now. Go to NME.COM/artists/kaiser-chiefs to buy them now.

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