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24 January 2007 @ 11:20 am
Kaiser Chiefs - April tour  
Jonesing for some cowbell? The KC presale is currently on. http://nmekaiserchiefs.frontgatetickets.com/
the self preservation society: cheer up emo kid!ipomoea on January 24th, 2007 05:18 pm (UTC)
No southern dates makes me an emo orange, although on their website there is the promise of a Dallas date. And Coachella, of course, there's always Coachella, which is looking like the festival to be at this year.
caligari1caligari1 on January 24th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
By the way - Sons + Daughters may be heading to SXSW, as they're playing NY w/ the 1990s shortly before.

Coachella *is* the festival of the year. :)
the self preservation society: cold comfort farm: robert poste's childipomoea on January 24th, 2007 06:32 pm (UTC)
Both of those are Scottish though, right? I totally didn't say this, ok, but I have the full list of the Scottish bands and neither of them are on it.

'mon Coachella! I have almost 100% decided that I am going. That lineup is just too good to miss.
caligari1caligari1 on January 24th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
Hmmm. Well, they could decide to come to Austin, seeing as they'll be Stateside already. Last-minute line-up addition, like. Else, this is just a benefit of the very short UK-NY flight. [/gloat]

Coachella presale #2 begins tomorrow, if memory serves.
the self preservation societyipomoea on January 24th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
That's possible, it's early yet and there's always changes, sometimes even the week of.

Ooh, I didn't know there was another presale going on. Do you know if it'll be the same $199 deal as the first one?
caligari1caligari1 on January 24th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
I doubt it - I think this one's Ticketmaster, whereas the first one was Coachella. *And* I haven't found the password yet. Most annoying. If I hear of anything, I'll let you know.
cheap champagne and a complicated lifestyle: Eyeliner1looneyluna on January 24th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
They're avoiding me! Come to New Orleans, Ricky!
caligari1caligari1 on January 24th, 2007 08:23 pm (UTC)
They should come to New Orleans, considering this note on their Ticketmaster page:

Optional Charitable Donation: Kaiser Chiefs would like to give you the option of donating $1.00 to Common Ground Collective to aid Hurricane Katrina survivors (www.commongroundrelief.org). They still need our help. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
cheap champagne and a complicated lifestyle: Absolute New Orleanslooneyluna on January 24th, 2007 09:02 pm (UTC)
*dances* I predict a fangirl spazz on my part, and then lovely self-control.

Awww, I think I love them a little bit more now. I didn't know that was possible.
the self preservation societyipomoea on January 25th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
What, no riot?
That Damned Elusive Beer Baron: Lip Biteft_jane_doe on February 15th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
I very nearly bought a ticket to their New York gig since I am now a qualified idiot.

I will have to settle for the 4 dates I am going to on their UK tour. That's not including the Doncaster gig I went to last week (I'm on the telly box folks!).

That's actually not that psychotic compared to two of my mates who are going to all but 3 of the dates on the tour. So that's 2 in Wolverhampton, 2 in Newcastle, 2 in London, 2 in Manchester, 2 in Cardiff. Crazy mooks, I love them.
caligari1caligari1 on February 15th, 2007 05:46 am (UTC)
Ha! You would have enjoyed it. :) Their previous gigs in NY were all fantastic. What I'm fairly annoyed about is that they recently held a listening party for their new album, and I missed that. Sulked for a week, subsequently, but it didn't help matters at all. How was the Doncaster gig?
(Anonymous) on February 15th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Quite fantastic. We got there a bit late because our coach was delayed and stood right at the back for the support act - The Twang, a new band NME are (obviously) championing as the 'band of the people' and the best new band in Britain. They are filthy, no-good, stinking liars. The Twang are fucking dire, they think by saying 'fuck' a lot and swaggering a bit, they are hard. Bunch of phonies.

Anyway, we started to push our way to the front after that and got no further than 10th row back; once the Chiefs came on and the pushing started, we got a bit closer. And then one of our mates on the barrier saw us and pulled us in so we were in the second row.

And THEN came I Predict A Riot, in which Ricky decided to climb up onto the barrier right in front of us and dive in headfirst. Everyone fell over, thus leaving a big gap on the barrier. I sidled in. Was quite pleased with myself. :)

I'm still a bit lukewarm on some of the new songs - Everything Is Average Nowadays doesn't know how ironic it is. High Royds and Heat Dies Down are standard Chiefs singalongs, big choruses and chants and whatnot. I'm a bit bored with them. I like The Angry Mob, which sounds very Franz - there's a tempo change near the end, it slows down and becomes something of a stomper. It's going to be a highlight at the festivals. Other favourites are Thank You Very Much (sounds a lot like IPAR at the beginning) and Learnt My Lesson Well, which they were playing quite a bit last April when they first previewed some new songs, but haven't played since. :(

(Have you seen the album cover? It's BEIGE. Not even a nice beige. A yellowy beige. With a black and white photo of them attempting to do 'serious' at the bottom. Whitey's the only one retaining a bit of fun. I love Whitey.

Here: http://www.play.com/Music/CD/HPO/3-/1125213/Yours_Truly_Angry_Mob/Product.html)

Oh, and The Cribs were there!
That Damned Elusive Beer Baronft_jane_doe on February 15th, 2007 06:04 pm (UTC)
Jeez. That was me by the way.
caligari1caligari1 on February 16th, 2007 04:09 pm (UTC)
Oh. I'm not keen on the album cover. At all, like. But I *am* looking forward to seeing them again, unless something stupid, like work, interferes. Was there cowbell?