Kaiser Chiefs to play launch of new Leeds Arena

Hometown gig is set for September 13, 2013

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Kaiser Chiefs are set to play the first ever gig at the newly built Leeds Arena next year on September 13, 2013.

Bassist Simon Rix said: "Having played everywhere in Leeds from the Duchess (RIP) to Elland Road, we are massively happy that Leeds has built somewhere new for us to play."

The band's return to their hometown will come after a busy year of touring which will include dates in South America and supporting Green Day on their European tour.

The band's extensive UK tour will include 13 shows, beginning at Carlisle Sands Centre on February 11 and ending at London's O2 Academy Brixton on March 1. The run of shows also includes gigs in Glasgow, Dunfermline, Manchester, Bridlington, Newcastle, Preston, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Southampton, Margate and Cambridge.

The tour is in support of the band's new singles collection, 'Souvenir: The Singles 2004 – 2012', which features 16 tracks in total, including two new tracks 'Listen To Your Head' and 'On The Run'. The collection also includes material from across the band's four studio albums and features hit singles 'Oh My God', 'Ruby', 'I Predict A Riot' and 'Modern Way'. It was released on June 4.

Tickets for Leeds Arena go on sale at 10am on November 30, 2012 and will be available from http://www.gigsandtours.com/Tour/KAISER-CHIEFS/ or in person at the venue.

Kaiser Chiefs will play:

Carlisle Sands Centre (February 11)
Glasgow Barrowlands (12)
Dunfermline Alhambra Theatre (14)
O2 Apollo Manchester (15)
Bridlington Spa (16)
O2 Academy Newcastle (18)
Preston Guildhall (19)
Cheltenham Racecourse (21)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (22)
Southampton Guildhall (25)
Margate Winter Gardens (26)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (27)
O2 Brixton Academy (March 1)
London Emirates Stadium (with Green Day) (June 1)
Leeds Arena (September 13)


Scroll down to see a video of Kaiser Chiefs preparing to walk onstage at Isle Of Wight festival in 2013.
Walk Onstage with Kaiser Chiefs at Isle of Wight Festival 2011 Walk Onstage with Kaiser Chiefs at Isle of Wight Festival 2011
Video: Walk Onstage with Kaiser Chiefs at Isle of Wight Festival 2011

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