Then hang around to sign everyone’s records…

The Kaiser Chiefs almost spent last night (March 8) in a LONDON record shop after their signing was overwhelmed by fans.

The band who were playing HMV on Oxford Street, signed copies of their new album ‘Employment’ for over 500 fans and were still scribbling away at 10.45pm.

Earlier in the evening the band had played a short free gig in the shop, which saw more trademark stage-diving and crowd surfing in the aisles by frontman Ricky Wilson.

The band’s set was:

’Na Na Na Na Naa’

’Everyday I Love U Less And Less’

’Modern Way’

’Oh My God’

’I Predict A Riot’

’Time Honoured Tradition’

Meanwhile the Kaiser Chiefs head off to North America this weekend, where anticipation for the band is growing with singer Wilson told rock title Rolling Stone: “In the UK, people go mental at shows, and I hope people get a lot more mental in the States”.

The band return in April to the UK and Ireland for a headlining tour. The full dates are:

Dublin Ambassador (April 3)

Belfast Limelight (4)

Nottingham Rescue Rooms (7)

Liverpool Carling Academy 2 (8)

Sheffield Leadmill (9)

Glasgow Garage (11)

Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (12)

Leeds Metropolitan University (13)

Birmingham Carling Academy 2 (15)

Manchester Academy 2 (16)

Newcastle Northumbria University (17)

Cambridge Junction (19)

Bristol University (20)

Cardiff University (21)

London Astoria (22, 28)

Oxford Zodiac (24)

Brighton Concorde (25)

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