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Kaiser Chiefs to play live at Elland Road in May

The band will play in conjunction with the Selby-Warrington fight on 19 May 2018

Lucas Radebe of Leeds United and Massimo Maccarone of Middlesbrough Photo by Gary M. Prior/Getty Images

We already knew that there would be boxing going on at Elland Road in May, but yesterday the club announced that Leeds natives, and Leeds United fans, Kaiser Chiefs will be playing live at Elland Road the night of the Selby-Warrington fight on 19 May.

Per the club’s official website, LeedsUnited.com,

Leeds United are delighted to confirm the Kaiser Chiefs will be playing live at Elland Road, during our night of World Championship Boxing on Saturday 19th May.

Josh Warrington is looking to become IBF Featherweight World Champion when he takes on Lee Selby, in what is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of the summer.

Warrington famously walks into his fights to ‘I Predict a Riot’ and the Leeds Warrior will enter the ring in May with the Kaiser Chiefs playing the track live at Elland Road.

The event will mark nearly ten years to the day since the Kaiser Chiefs played live at Elland Road, with their last appearance at the venue coming on 24th May 2008, in front of a capacity crowd of over 30,000.

Kaiser Chiefs are one of the most successful bands to ever come out of Leeds. They are named after the South African football club that Leeds United club legend Lucas Radebe played at before coming to the UK and Leeds.

With the addition of the Kaiser Chiefs, the tickets for the match are sure to sell out soon, so the club is urging people to buy tickets while they are still available. And while the season may not have ended the way anyone would have wanted for the football club, Leeds fans can at least enjoy a big-name fight plus England playing Costa Rica before the World Cup at Elland Road. It might not be as nice as promotion, but it still is a huge change from lawsuits and tax-evasion convictions, right?