Kaiser Chiefs at the Commodore Ballroom

Kaiser Chiefs at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Apr. 21 2015. Pavel Boiko photo.

Kaiser Chiefs at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Apr. 21 2015. Pavel Boiko photo.

Photos – Kaiser Chiefs at the Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, April 21 2015

– photos by Pavel Boiko

Kaiser Chiefs at the start of their North American tour for their new album Education, Education, Education & War. The album includes the single “Falling Awake”.

Now in its tenth year, the British band has released four albums and are a hit at home in the UK, with top ten singles and three Brit Awards.

The new record is the band’s first without founding member and drummer Nick Hodgson, who left in late 2012. His replacement is Vijay Mistry.

In an interview with Kim Hughes at hmv.com/ca, keyboardist Nick “Peanut” Baines compares his band to Def Leppard, who apparently play Kaiser Chiefs before their shows: “That’s good to hear. I like that band. I used to listen to them as a teenager. They were like the Killers in reverse. The Killers broke in England and then went back to the States. Def Leppard everyone thought they were an American band because they were so huge in America and yet they were from Sheffield. They wrote the kind of songs that could be played acoustically, which is the sign of a great pop band. Kind of like us, actually. Wow, I never thought I’d compare our band to Def Leppard!”

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