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Kaiser Chiefs return home to celebrate 100 years of Leeds United

Just after their 99th birthday this week Leeds United Football Club have proudly announced the first of several exciting events to celebrate 100 years of the club, bringing hometown heroes Kaiser Chiefs back.

The band behind 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, the stadium they headlined in 2008.

Kaiser Chiefs will be supported by London indie-rockers The Vaccines and Sheffield sensations The Sherlocks. Credit: PA

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.

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.”

– Simon Rix, Kaiser Chief’s bassist

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.“

– Paul Bell, Leeds United’s Executive Director
  • Tickets for the Kaiser Chiefs plus special guests will go on sale on Friday 26th October at 9am from
  • Club Season Ticket Holders and Members will be able to access a special pre-sale ticket link from Wednesday 24th October at 10am.