Kaiser Chiefs heading to Open Air Theatre

Monday, 6 February 2017

Yorkshire’s favourite sons, Kaiser Chiefs, are heading home for what promises to be an explosive night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre.

Fresh from their first UK arena tour in two years, the multiple Brit Award-winning and platinum-selling, indie-rock band will headline Europe's largest open air theatre on Saturday 27 May.

Tickets for what promises to be one of the gigs of the year, priced from £29.50, go on sale at 9am, Friday 10 February. They are available from the theatre box office in person, by calling 01723 818111 or at www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com as well as the Tourism Bureau on 01723 383636 and www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson said:

"As everyone knows we are proud Yorkshire lads and so we can’t wait to head to the beautiful Scarborough seaside for what we know is going to be an amazing gig.

"There is something truly special about playing in front of a Yorkshire audience. We know the crowd and the setting of the Open Air Theatre will make for a brilliant atmosphere and a real night to remember."

Since bursting into the nation’s psyche in 2004, the Leeds-based band have scored two Number One albums and a string of hits including the sing-along anthems, I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and UK Number One single Ruby.

2016 saw Kaiser Chiefs return with a headline slot at V Festival before the release of their sixth album, Stay Together, which included the euphoric, pop-infused singles, Parachute and Hole In My Soul.

Scarborough OAT promoter Peter Taylor, of Cuffe and Taylor, said:

"Kaiser Chiefs are without doubt Yorkshire’s favourite sons.

"They have an amazing back catalogue with some of the biggest sing-a-long anthems of the last 20 years. Added to that, they returned last year with a great album which has introduced them to a new generation of fans.

"We cannot wait to see 8,000 fans singing along at Scarborough OAT. It’s going to be a fantastic night."

Kaiser Chiefs join Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Olly Murs, Madness, Cliff Richard, The Beach Boys, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey Virtue, George Benson, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, 80s v 90s night and indie stars The Charlatans among the star-studded headliners already announced at Scarborough Open Air Theatre for 2017.