Review: Kaiser Chiefs, TKMaxx Southampton Summer Sessions, Guildhall Square 

Review: Kaiser Chiefs, TKMaxx Southampton Summer Sessions, Guildhall Square 

Words and pictures by Callum Linklater.

Kaiser Chiefs went down a riot with fans as they headlined the final installment of a very successful run of shows at the Southampton Summer Sessions (30.6.24).

Frontman Ricky Wilson admitted that although his voice was worse for wear, he and the band would still very much play as if it was their last gig. He soon remembered he was due on his radio show the next morning stating “they’re gonna be so unhappy with me”.

Despite this the band continued to perform their high energy set jumping and running around the stage, pushing past his vocal strain ensuring to never miss a beat.

The crowd was full of many jubilant footy fans following England’s late success in their match with Slovakia in the Euro’s round of 16 knockouts. At one point early on in the set an inflatable ball made its way onto the stage after being bopped around by the crowd.

After playing hits such as ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Ruby’ and ‘Never Miss A Beat’,  one lucky fan in the crowd was treated to a vinyl, tambourine and setlist – an example of how passionate the band is about giving their fans the best experience possible.

This was aided by weird and wonderful comedic visuals being displayed behind the band which their team timing perfectly with the music it was a perfect way to close off the event. 

Support was provided by Spielmann and Royal Otis (pictured below).

The Southampton Summer Sessions was a well welcomed edition to the Guildhall Square and with their social media suggesting to sign up for news and updates this may be the first hint of a return to the square next year! 


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