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New Music Monday: Kaiser Chiefs

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Kaiser Chiefs, Education Education Education & WarLeeds based, Kaiser Chiefs are one of the most successful rock bands of the last decade. They have released 4 albums which have amassed millions of sales worldwide. Ricky Wilson, the band’s front-man, was recently chosen to be a coach on the UK’s version of the wildly popular, TV show The Voice, alongside Will.I.Am, Kylie Minogue & Sir Tom Jones which airs there on BBC ONE.

Education, Education, Education & War, the band’s fifth album, will be released on April 1st, 2014 via ATO Records. The ten-track collection was written in London, Los Angeles and Nashville, recorded at The Maze Studio in Atlanta, Georgia and mixed at Electric Lady Studios by Michael Brauer (My Morning Jacket, Coldplay) with producer Ben H. Allen III (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, Deerhunter).

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Kaiser Chiefs will also tour throughout the US in June, making select stops in many cities, including New York, Washington, DC and Minneapolis culminating in a performance at the Firefly Festival in Dover, DE. See full tour routing below, and visit for more information.

Kaiser Chiefs Tour Dates
6/11 Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
6/13 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
6/15 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrew’s Hall
6/17 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
6/18 Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
6/20 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
6/21-22 Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival

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