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Kaiser Chiefs played a homecoming show last night (October 8) to launch the new Leeds Academy venue.

The band were supported by The Hair and Red Light Company, playing a two-hour set to welcome local music fans to the new live haunt.

The band opened their set with 'Spanish Metal' – the opening song of their forthcoming new album, 'Off With Their Heads'.

Following the song they played a set including songs including 'Modern Way', 'Ruby' and new single 'Never Miss A Beat', encoring with 'The Angry Mob' and 'I Predict A Riot'.

Venue owners the Academy Music Group announced the £4,500,000 acquisition last year following similar launches in Sheffield and Oxford.

The company owns other venues across the UK including the Shepherd's Bush Empire and the Brixton Academy, both based in London.

Based in a landmark building originally opened in 1885, the Leeds Academy is the is now the largest independent venue in the city. The capacity for live concerts and events is 2,700, including a basement club which holds 400.

The building previously hosted events including circus shows and political meetings.

In its present incarnation the Academy's owners will seek to recapture the glory days of the 1990s. Then named the Town And Country Club, it played host to bands including Blur, David Bowie, Primal Scream and The Stone Roses.

The venue has a busy diary, with shows from MGMT, Hot Chip and The Courteeners booked to play soon.

Kaiser Chiefs played:

'Spanish Metal'
'Never Miss A Beat'
'Like It Too Much'
'Everyday I Love You Less And Less'
'Can't Say What I Mean'
'You Want History'
'Modern Way'
'You Can Have It All'
'Ruby'
'Half The Truth'
'Good Days Bad Days'
'Everything Is Average Nowadays'
'Take My Temperature'
'Oh My God'
'The Angry Mob'
'I Predict A Riot'


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