Kaiser Chiefs performed new material at Scala in London last night (13.02.14) ahead of the release of their new album.
Kaiser Chiefs lit up the stage at an intimate gig at Scala in London last night (13.02.14).
The rock band previewed a number of new tracks from their eagerly anticipated album 'Education, Education, Education And War', following a gig in Manchester earlier this week, their first live shows since frontman Ricky Wilson became a coach on BBC talent show 'The Voice'.
The gigs have kicked off their first tour since drummer Nick Hodgson quit the band in 2012, which will include dates across mainland Europe and Madrid.
'The Voice' host Emma Willis and husband Matt from McBusted watched Ricky and his band mates - Nick Baines, Andrew White, Simon Rix and Vijay Mistry - and sang along with a number of contestants from the new series.
Ricky, 36, looked like a new man as he bounded about the stage with youthful energy and the band proved to fans of all ages they can still put on a good show.
Six new songs were performed on the night, including 'Cannons', 'Bows And Arrows' and new single 'Coming Home', which Ricky said he gave ''five stars''.
He told the audience: ''About this time last year, we filmed an advert for Barclaycard here,'' when fans began booing, he added: ''Yes, but they gave us a stupid amount of money. We spent it all on the new album, and did it in style.''
He dedicated 'You Can Have It All' from debut album 'Employment' to ''anyone who's ever taken part in a television talent contest, including us'', before climbing on top of the mixing desk.
Running around on top of the desk, he teased fans who shouted at him to ''Jump!'', and Ricky looked stunned, asking: ''What's wrong with you all? You're like some kind of angry mob,'' which paved the way for their song 'Angry Mob'.
Fans were encouraged to sing along to hits including 'I Predict A Riot', 'Every Day I Love You Less And Less' and 'Ruby' and the crowd happily danced to the new songs during the 75-minute set, which was closed with the traditional 'Oh My God', evoking festival memories for many fans .
'Education, Education, Education And War' is the band's fifth studio album, released on March 31.