FUTURESOUND EVENTS AND LEEDS UNITED PRESENT
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF LEEDS UNITED
AND AS PART OF A SERIES OF CENTENARY EVENTS
Plus Very Special Guests
With more acts to be announced!
Saturday 8th June 2019 | Elland Road Stadium
Having turned 99 this week Leeds United Football Club are proud to announce the first of several exciting events to celebrate 100 years of the club, bringing hometown heroes Kaiser Chiefs back to Elland Road, the stadium they headlined in 2008.
The band behind multi million-selling debut album ‘Employment’, number 1 single ‘Ruby’, Number 1 album ‘Education, Education, Education and War’, and anthems such as ‘I Predict a Riot’ and ‘Oh My God’, will be returning home on Saturday 8th June at Elland Road Stadium.
Kaiser Chiefs will be supported by a stellar bill including London indie-rockers The Vaccines who have previously headlined Millennium Square in Leeds, as well as Sheffield sensations The Sherlocks who exploded onto the indie scene over the last two years and now sell out huge rooms across the country.
Tickets for the Kaiser Chiefs plus special guests will go on sale on Friday 26th October at 9am from www.seetickets.com.
To celebrate Kaiser Chiefs return to Elland Road exclusive one off & highly limited signed pressings of the band’s new album are available for pre-order from https://kaiserchiefs.lnk.to/EllandRoadAG
Fans who pre-order the album by 2pm on Tuesday 23rd October will get exclusive access to an early pre-sale for tickets, from 10am on 24th October.
Speaking about being the first centenary show announced, Kaiser Chief’s bassist and LUFC season ticket holder Simon Rix said: “Last time we played Elland Road it was a BIG celebration. A great gig for the city. And promotion for the club. Well nearly. 10 years later it’s time for another go. We’re really looking forward being part of the Leeds United centenary celebrations. And the promotion party of course. See you all in June.”
Leeds United’s Executive Director Paul Bell welcomed the first announcement with a statement: “We are really excited to be bringing the Kaiser Chiefs back to Elland Road as a part of our Centenary celebrations and re-establishing Elland Road as a recognised major concert venue. The last time the Kaisers played Elland Road it was an incredible show and this time around with the strong support bill of The Vaccines and The Sherlocks this should be another amazing night at Elland Road. We are hoping to confirm further events in the coming weeks to help us celebrate 100 years of Leeds United in style.“
Formed in Leeds in 2000, Kaiser Chiefs are one of the leading bands of their generation. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson with Simon Rix on bass, Andrew ‘Whitey’ White on guitar, Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines on keyboards and drummer Vijay Mistry, the band have had a string of anthemic hits such as ‘Oh My God’, ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’, ‘Never Miss A Beat’ and ‘Hole In My Soul.’
The band have released 6 original studio albums which includes their Mercury nominated debut, ‘Employment’ which sold over 2 million copies, It’s number 1 follow up, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’, which went twice-platinum in the UK alone and ‘Education, Education, Education and War’ which entered the UK Album Charts at number 1.
They have achieved, top ten singles including the infamous number 1 hit ‘Ruby,’ 3 Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello award for Album of the Year, toured with U2, Foo Fighters and Green Day and sold 8 million albums.
The band have returned to their original label home, Polydor, with whom they released their first 4 albums with and continue to be considered one of Britain’s most treasured bands.
Sat 8 Jun 2019
Leeds – Elland Road Stadium
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