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kaiser chiefs via david arnold

Roundhouse, Camden

Friday 26 October

Leeds boys Kaiser Chiefs have become one of the most successful contemporary rock bands. Combining forces with esteemed music producer and composer David Arnold, the show featured special orchestral arrangements of their songs as well as the Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain and the Dhol Foundation drummers.


Sorry, we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival. But you can still watch the making of the gig.

on the bbc

Radio 1
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 1 hosted Kaiser Chiefs via David Arnold at the Roundhouse.

set list

  • Boxing Champ
  • Love's Not A Competition
  • Modern Way
  • Everyday I Love You Less And Less
  • Thank You Very Much
  • Jet
  • I Can Do It Without You
  • Heat Dies Down
  • Everything Is Average Nowadays
  • Highroyds
  • Na Na Na Na Na
  • Ruby
  • Take My Temperature
  • I Predict A Riot
  • The Angry Mob
  • Oh My God
  • Land Of Hope And Glory

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Sam Bailey.

  1. 20.29 - The stage for The KCs is looking great. Upright piano and hammond with the usual drums and guitars. All bathed in Electric Proms purple light.
  2. 20.49 - Serious light dimmage now. And from my vantage point upstairs, the band in the wings. I reckon it's gonna be a big 'un.
  3. 21.08 - Drummer Nick comes on alone to do 'Boxing Champ' on the piano. But here are the rest of the boys. Crowd goes wild.
  4. 21.10 - 'Love's Not A Competition'. That's a massive orchestra behind that curtain.
  5. 21.14 - This is the 'Modern Waaaaaaay'. Crowd have their hands firmly in the air.

audience reviews

Edmund Allen
This has to the best set of the Electric Proms since it started. The band should do more music with the orchestra, The Dhol Foundation and Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain added something special to each track. Absolutely brilliant and it left me wanting more.

It was pretty good, the ukuleles were a good addition to Ruby. Crowd wasn't too bad, except the people at the front who just stood there, its a gig - JUMP!!!!

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