Kaiser Chiefs kick off US tour in Philadelphia

First-night audience goes wild for the Leeds act

Kaiser Chiefs hit the US with a bang tonight (April 6) as they played the first night of their north American tour.

Taking to the stage at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory, frontman Ricky Wilson introduced his band as “the world famous Kaiser Chiefs!” as the band began their NME Presents The Kaiser Chiefs dates in front of a delighted, all-ages crowd.

Following performances by suppprt groups Annuals and The Walkmen, the Leeds exports launched their set at the 2,000 capacity venue with ‘Saturday Night’, before playing a mix of material from both their albums, ‘Employment’ and their latest release ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’.

With the crowd’s inital head-bobbing quickly developing into mini-moshpits, the likes of ‘Na Na Na Na Naa’ and ‘Every Day I Love You Less And Less’ sent the audience wild.

Meanwhile Wilson ensured the band themselves were not left out of the excitement, as the singer ventured deep into the crowd, even managing an impressive stagedive during a show-stopping rendition of ‘I Predict A Riot’.

Kaiser Chiefs played:

‘Saturday Night’

‘Every Day I Love You Less And Less’

‘Heat Dies Down’

‘Ruby’

‘Thank You Very Much’

‘Na Na Na Na Naa’

‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’

‘Born To Be A Dancer’

‘Modern Way’

‘Highroyds’

‘Try Your Best’

‘I Predict A Riot’

‘Take My Temperature’

‘Retirement’

‘The Angry Mob’

‘Oh My God’

The band’s tour now continues with the following shows:

Washington DC, 9:30 Club (7)

Boston MA, Avalon Ballroom (9)

New York NY, Roseland Ballroom (12)

Montreal QUE, Spectrum (17)

Toronto ONT, Kool Haus (18)

Chicago IL, Vic Theatre (20)

Minneapolic MN, Trocaderos (21)

Vancouver BC, Commodore Ballroom (24)

Seattle WA, Showbox Theatre (25)

Portland OR, Crystal Ballroom

San Francisco CA, Warfield

To win tickets to one of the shows simply go competition section of NME.COM now.

–By our New York staff.

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