Preview: The Kaiser Chiefs, Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth

Preview: The Kaiser Chiefs, Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth

One of Britain’s most treasured bands, the multi-award-winning Kaiser Chiefs, will kick off their arena tour in November, including a stop at the Bournemouth International Centre on 17 November.

They will be supported by The Fratellis and The Sherlocks.

Formed in Leeds in 2000, Kaiser Chiefs are one of the leading bands of their generation. Fronted by the magnetic Ricky Wilson, with Simon Rix on bass, Andrew ‘Whitey’ White on guitar, Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines on keyboards and drummer Vijay Mistry.

The band were Mercury Prize nominated for their debut album, Employment and went on to win three BRIT awards, and an Ivor Novello award for Album of the Year,

They have sold over 8 million albums worldwide and enjoyed multiple Top 10 singles, including the infamous No.1 hit, Ruby, plus anthems such as Oh My God, I Predict a Riot, and Never Miss a Beat.

Ricky Wilson and Vijay Mistry share their thoughts on the upcoming tour, and what they won’t be wearing on stage.

“I’m pretty excited about the tour,” says Ricky. “We haven’t done it in a long time have we, Vijay?”

“Not for a long time, no,” adds Vijay. “I once made the mistake of wearing exceptionally baggy trousers [on stage]. And after the first beat, the beater for the kick drum got stuck up the trouser leg! So I had to play the first song side footed!”

Ricky laughs: “And that’s why you always play in bicycle shorts.”

“I have vowed never to wear shorts on stage – I just don’t like the way they look!” exclaims Vijay.

“When you get to that stage where there’s more material in your gloves than there are on your body, you know you’re a professional drummer,” continues Ricky. “The thing is, we are a band, and we’re supposed to act like we don’t really care. But then you go and see someone like Kylie, who has like 15 outfit changes, and to be honest – I’m a little bit jealous! Literally outfit-wise, you have one shot for us! However, the moment that Vijay wears shorts and short fingerless gloves, and I have an outfit change, is when it’s gone too far.”

The Fratellis will also perform following a rollercoaster year in 2021, which saw them unleash a new album alongside a barrage of singles and collaborations, before rounding the year off by winning the prestigious King Tut’s Songwriting Award at the Scottish Music Awards.

They’ll perform songs from their new album, Half Drunk Under a Full Moon as well as fan-favourites and indie anthems, such as Chelsea Dagger and Henrietta.

Sheffield quartet, The Sherlocks, who are one of the UK’s most exciting live bands, and have had two successful Top Ten albums, will open each night.

The three bands together will see their set-lists packed with hits and an unrivaled energy – nothing less than a ‘reyt good time’.

Final remaining tickets are on sale at: and


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