Indie rockers New York Tourists will be the opening act when Kaiser Chiefs’ make their eagerly-awaited Yorkshire homecoming.
Ricky Wilson and the Kaiser boys are heading to the beautiful Yorkshire seaside for what promises to be an unforgettable night at Scarborough Open Air Theatre on Saturday May 27.
And supporting them on the night will be a band that is building a big following after exploding onto the North West’s legendary indie scene.
Regularly playing to sell-out shows in their own right, New York Tourists have also supported the likes of We Are Scientists, The Futureheads and The View as well as making festival appearances on bills alongside the likes of Noel Gallagher and Rudimental.
With the propulsive freneticism of the likes of Foals, with the grace and pop sensibilities of bands such as Friendly Fires, the Lancashire-based four-piece have managed to create an unique brand of indie pop that’s impossible to ignore.
Made up of Gary Taylor (Vocals/Guitar); Carl Rutherford (Guitar); Adrian Mckenzie (Bass) and Joe Mooney (Drums), New York Tourists’ storming new single Feels So Good was released last week.
Carl said: “We’ve played to some big crowds in the last few years at major festivals and we’ve worked hard at building a loyal following.
“We can’t wait to get on stage at Scarborough to support the Kaiser Chiefs.
“It’s going to be an amazing night in Yorkshire. It’s a homecoming gig for the Kaisers so we’ll certainly play our part in getting the crowd really going for what is going to be a great gig.”
Since bursting into the nation’s psyche in 2004, Kaiser Chiefs have scored two Number One albums and a string of hits including the sing-along anthems
I Predict a Riot, Oh My God and UK Number One single Ruby.
2016 saw Kaiser Chiefs return with a headline slot at V Festival before the release of their sixth album Stay Together which included the euphoric, pop-infused singles Parachute and Hole In My Soul.
Kaiser Chiefs join Little Mix, The Jackson, Jess Glynne, Olly Murs, Madness, Cliff Richard, The Beach Boys, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey Virtue, George Benson, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, 80s v 90s night and indie stars The Charlatans among the star-studded headliners already announced at Scarborough OAT for 2017.
Tickets for Kaiser Chiefs at Scarborough OAT, priced from £29.50, are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk (0844 844 0444) and www.scarboroughopenairtheatre.com or in person from Scarborough Open Air Theatre Box Office (01723 818111) and the Discover Yorkshire Coast Tourism Bureau (01723 383636).