Kaiser Chiefs to play smallest gig of the year

Band to make surprise appearance in Leeds tonight (Dec 21)

Kaiser Chiefs are set to play their smallest gig of the year tonight (December 21) – supporting their pals The Cribs in Leeds.

The band – who recently finished a European arena tour – will play the final night of the Wakefield trio’s residency at Brudenell Social Club in aid of cystic fibrosis charities.

Kaiser Chiefs follow Franz Ferdinand (December 19) and Kate Nash (20), who have also supported the band during their three-night stint.

The residency sees The Cribs playing all their albums in full over the gigs, and following ’The Cribs’ and ’The New Fellas’, they finish tonight with ’Man’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever’.

The Cribs are now set for a very busy 2008 on the live front.

The band play the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig along with Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs, Bloc Party and Klaxons on February 28 at the O2 Arena in London – get your tickets at NME.COM/biggig.

Before that they headline the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 at the following dates:

Belfast Mandela Hall (January 29)

Dublin Ambassador Theatre (30)

Glasgow Barrowland (February 1)

Manchester Academy (2)

Newcastle Carling Academy (3)

Lincoln Engine Shed (4)

Birmingham Carling Academy (6)

Liverpool University (7)

Leeds University (8, 9)

Sheffield Octagon (11)

Nottingham Rock City (12)

Norwich UEA (13)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (15)

Leicester University (16)

Oxford Carling Academy (17)

Bristol Carling Academy (19)

Cardiff University (20)

Portsmouth Pyramid (21)

London Brixton Academy (22)

To check ticket availability for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2008 and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.