Kaiser Chiefs perform with orchestra and special guests at Electric Proms

The Leeds lads also cover a Paul McCartney song

Kaiser Chiefs performed a rousing set tonight (October 26) at London‘s Roundhouse, backed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Arnold.

The group, who began their set with drummer Nick Hodgson performing a solo rendition of ‘Boxing Champ’, also paid tribute to Sir Paul McCartneywho performed at the venue last night (October 25) – by covering his Wings track ‘Jet’ .

Other special guests included The Ukulele Orchestra Of Great Britain on ‘Ruby’ and a group of master Indian drummers on ‘The Angry Mob’.

Ricky Wilson was on energetic form throughout, at one point even making his way round the crowd to pour himself a pint at a bar, before introducing the band.

“Usually people in London are a bit standoffish,” he told the crowd. “But you lot are alright!”

Kaiser Chiefs finished their set with an orchestra-led version of ‘Land Of Hope And Glory’ featuring all the night’s special guests, as red balloons were dropped on the audience.

They played:

‘Boxing Champ’

‘Love’s Not A Competition (But I’m Winning)’

‘Modern Way’

‘Everyday I Love You Less And Less’

‘Thank You Very Much’


‘I Can Do It Without You’

‘Heat Dies Down’

‘Everything Is Average Nowadays’


‘Na Na Na Na Na’


‘Take My Temperature’

‘I Predict A Riot’

‘The Angry Mob’

‘Oh My God’

‘Land Of Hope And Glory’

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