Kaiser Chiefs play secret hometown show

Leeds gets to hear 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob' first

Kaiser Chiefs played a secret gig in their home town Leeds last night (February 9).

Performing in front of just 1,200 people who had brought their tickets that morning, the band warmed-up for their UK tour at Leeds Metropolitan University

The show was announced yesterday morning, and passes were only available from the venue.

To try and keep touts away, and ensure that all the tickets went to fans, anyone wanting to see the show had to queue up outside the box office and pay £15 for a wristband – only two wristbands were allowed per person.

After a support set from old friends Voltage Union Kaiser Chiefs took the stage to chants of “Leeds, Leeds” and launched into their new single ‘Ruby’.

The set saw the Kaiser Chiefs all dressed in black and white and mixing all their previous singles plus first album tracks like ‘Born To Be A Dancer’ with selected track from their forthcoming follow-up ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’.

As ever frontman Ricky Wilson was the focal point of the set with his trademark leaps, and performing most of ‘I Predict A Riot’ while crowd-surfing.

Kaiser Chiefs played:

‘Ruby’

‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’

‘Born To Be A Dancer’

‘Heat Dies Down’

‘Highroyds’

‘Modern Way’

‘Thank You Very Much’

‘My Kind Of Guy’

‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’

‘I Predict A Riot’

‘The Angry Mob’

‘Retirement’

‘Na Na Na Na Naa’

‘Oh My God’

The band play the Doncaster Dome tonight (February 9) for Radio 1, stay tuned to NME.COM for a full report.

Meanwhile the band are set to head out on a a north American tour in April – and NME is going along for the ride.

The NME Presents Kaiser Chiefs tour takes in the following dates:

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.

For tickets go to NME.COM/artists/kaiser-chiefs now.