Kaiser Chiefs perform at Royal Albert Home
Indie rock band Kaiser Chiefs will play a streamed show from home to raise funds for the Royal Albert Hall. The band, known for hits such as Oh My God, Predict A Riot, and Everyday I Love You Less and Less, will perform as part of the Royal Albert Home series on Saturday 30th May at 8pm, with the exclusive gig airing on the Hall’s website.
In a statement, the band said:
‘Playing the Royal Albert Hall is always a big deal, it’s an amazing building and being part of the history makes it very special. We were very pleased to be asked to take part in the series of gigs to help keep this historic venue alive while with one thing and another they can’t open to the public in the traditional way. We first played the Hall as a support band back in 2005 and hopefully we can return there when all this is over. In the meantime we’ve done a mini gig for you. Obviously we can’t be together at the moment, but we’ll be doing our best to turn our spare rooms into stages. And look forward to seeing you there.’
The online Royal Albert Home series, launched in April, is intended to raise money for the venue. Performances are free to view, with donations requested to help the Hall survive this period of closure. So far, exclusive sets from the likes of Rufus Wainwright, Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Jack Garratt, KT Tunstall, Baxter Dury, Sophie Hunger, Roddy Woomble, Richard Thompson, This Is the Kit and Sinéad Harnett have been streamed more than a million times.
The sessions can be viewed on the Royal Albert Hall’s website.
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