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Concert Review: The Kaiser Chiefs
Aron Lewis
08/25/2009
The Kaiser Chiefs performed a rip-roaring set in Tel Aviv's Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center (commonly known as Ganei Hata'arucha) last Thursday night.
The Kaiser Chiefs Israel Trade Fairs Center Tel Aviv August 20 The Kaiser Chiefs performed a rip-roaring set in Tel Aviv's Israel Trade Fairs and Convention Center (commonly known as Ganei Hata'arucha) last Thursday night. The band, hailing from Leeds, England, played to a crowd of devoted Israeli fans. The show kicked off with a storming performance of "Never Miss a Beat‚" the lead single from The Kaiser Chiefs' most recent album, Off with Their Heads. It was followed by crowd favorites "Everything is Average Nowadays" and "Everyday I Love You Less and Less." The show reached its pinnacle as lead singer Ricky Wilson climbed the stage scaffolding and proceeded to belt out "I Predict a Riot" - which is perhaps the Chiefs' best-known single - about a typical night out in their hometown, complete with binge drinking, fights and underdressed girls. Wilson told the crowd how earlier in the week he had visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem and had written a note asking for the crowd to be the best the band had ever had. One dedicated fan made the journey from Leeds to Tel Aviv to attend the show. Joanne Grainger said, "It's brilliant to see a band from my hometown play so far away and still attract so many fans. They've been absolutely class tonight." The band ended its lively performance with "The Angry Mob‚" the lyrics of the chorus worthy of a literary prize: "We are the angry mob, we read the papers every day, we like who we like, we hate who we hate, but we're also easily swayed!" Returning to the stage for an encore, Wilson wrapped up the show in fine style with a wild recital of the band's 2004 debut single "Oh My God."
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