The Kaiser Chiefs 'riot' with Nerf guns to keep fit on tour
Kaiser Chiefs use Nerf guns to keep fit on tour.
The 'Parachute' hitmakers - comprised of Ricky Wilson, Simon Rix, Nick 'Peanut' Baines, Andrew White and Vijay Mistry - like to have fake battles backstage with the toy gun which fires foam ammunition.
Speaking to Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell, frontman Ricky admitted: ''We've got loads of Nerf guns, we've got a case ... a flight case full of them. It's a good way of keeping fit, we find.''
The craze has been part of their fitness regime over the last six months and works best at venues with ''lots of rooms and corridors'', and the 39-year-old vocalist joked that if Nerf was around in the 60s, The Beatles wouldn't have split up.
He quipped: ''It's kind of like a Laser quest set up but you change allegiances to whoever's annoying you within the band. If only The Beatles had had Nerf they would have stayed together. Stay Together - new album from the Kaiser Chiefs.''
Ricky says he was the one that got the band into Nerfs and his influence led to his bandmate Simon spending over £100 on the toys.
Ricky recalled: ''Well, I was the instigator of the Nerf war. I was the Trump of the whole thing. I had my finger on the button. So, I started it and then everyone's kind of got addicted. Simon started being a bit hands-off, cos he's a pacifist but then he went to Toys R Us immediately and spent about 120 quid, which is a lot of Nerf.''
Kaiser Chiefs are gearing up for their 2017 arena tour in support of their sixth studio LP 'Stay Together'.
They will perform at London's The O2 on March 1 and will finish in their hometown of Leeds, Yorkshire on March 4.
Kaiser Chiefs 2017 UK Tour Dates:
February 22, Llandudno, Venue Cymru Arena
February 24, Bournemouth, International Centre
February 25, Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
February 27, Plymouth, Pavilions
February 28, Brighton, Brighton Centre
March 1, London, The O2
March 3, Manchester, Manchester Arena
March 4, Leeds, First Direct Arena
With the 61st Grammy Awards fast approaching, we have revised the long list of nominees once again and think we've made up our mind about who will be...
After a 21-year gap between albums and a full 19-year break as a band, Sleeper seem at last to be back in earnest.
Jay McAllister - otherwise known as Beans On Toast - brings his raucous road show to Kent's infamous seaside town.
Having announced her debut album 'When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?', Billie Eilish unveils a sinister video for her new single 'Bury a...
Imagine Dragons have now unveiled the official video for their single 'Bad Liar', following their recent animated lyric video.
Brit Award-nominated Tom Walker unveils the video for his newest single 'Just You and I' taken from his debut studio album 'What a Time To Be Alive'.
Stalker Miller have seen a will and determination come to fruition with the release of their debut album 'Homegrown By Joan'.