Nick Hodgson, the drummer of the Kaiser Chiefs, has just announced on twitter that he has left the band.
The box office at the brand new Leeds Arena opens for the first time today as tickets go on sale for a Kaiser Chiefs gig next year.
The Kaiser Chiefs are set to play a special one-off concert , in their home city, next September to celebrate the opening of the new multi-million pound Leeds Arena.
They're fresh from Leeds Festival and now tickets for the Kaiser Chiefs' 2013 UK Tour are going on sale. They'll be playing gigs across the country, including Bridlington next February. Tickets go on sale at 9am this morning. The full tour dates and venues are as follows:
11th Carlisle - Sands
12th Glasgow - Barrowlands
14th Dunfermline - Alhambra
15th Manchester - O2 Apollo
16th Bridlington - Spa
18th Newcastle - O2 Academy
19th Preston - Guild Hall
21st Cheltenham - Racecourse
23rd Exeter - Great Hall
25th Southampton - Guild Hall
26th Margate - Winter Gardens
27th Cambridge - Corn Exchange
1st London - O2 Academy Brixton
Pop music in Leeds from the early twentieth century to 2012 will be discussed and debated at a unique history event at Leeds Metropolitan University. Academics, historians and music fans will gather at Old Broadcasting House for the annual Leeds in Context event .