Leeds stars Kaiser Chiefs set to rock Elland Road ahead of World Championship boxing bout

Boxer Josh Warrington will enter the ring to a live performance from Leeds superstars Kaiser Chiefs at Elland Road next month ahead of his IBF Featherweight World Championship bout.

Kaiser Chiefs

The five-piece indie stars, who are fronted by ITV's The Voice coach Ricky WIlson, will set up stage on Leeds United's home turf for the first time in almost ten years.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Warrington is looking to become IBF Featherweight World Champion when he takes on Lee Selby on Saturday, May 19, in what is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of the summer.

Kaiser Chiefs

He famously walks into his fights to Kaiser Chiefs most famous tune ‘I Predict a Riot’, but this time the Leeds fighter will be entering to the backdrop of a live performance for the much-loved track.

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.

Other Kaiser Chiefs hits including ‘Never Miss a Beat’, ‘Modern Way’ and ‘Ruby’ and the band are one of the most successful to come out of the city of Leeds.

Warrington v Selby

Ticket sales for the big fight are heading towards the 20,000 mark with seats still available from as little as £40.

Kaiser Chiefs
Warrington v Selby