10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Kaiser Chiefs

Heading to Manchester to see the Kaiser Chiefs in March? The music moguls at our hotel in Didsbury have put together some facts you might not have known about the band to help get you excited ahead of your trip to the Rainy City.

Kaiser Chiefs were formally known as ‘Parva’.

Like most bands, the Kaiser Chiefs partake in a pre-gig ritual every time they perform. Before taking to the stage, they stand in a huddle and listen to Paul Simon’s 1986 hit ‘You Can Call Me Al’.

Ricky Wilson never throws away the clothes that get torn while he crowd-surfs. Instead, he takes them back to his mum for repairs.

In the wake of ‘I Predict a Riot’, former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, penned an editorial blasting the band as “weeds from Leeds” and argued that the band lacked the violent streak that characterises great punk bands.

Kaiser Chiefs and our home-grown Gallagher brothers have always had problems. In 2005, Liam Gallagher branded the band “a bad Blur”, which (unsurprisingly) ignited the feud.

Pre-Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky Wilson used to teach at Leeds College Of Art.

The Kaiser Chiefs front man, Ricky Wilson, played a quick cameo in the 2011 movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II.

Kaiser Chief’s Nick Baines completed the 2016 Great North Run half-marathon in 1 hour and 34 minutes, putting him in the top three percent of runners.

Peanut is called Peanut because of a self-portrait he drew of himself as a child.

Mark Ronson produced the band’s third album ‘Off with Their Heads’.

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