KAISER Chiefs are coming to Southampton as part of a mammoth UK tour.

The run of dates announced for January/ February 2019 includes the city's O2 Guildhall on February 16.

The news follows the announcement that the Leeds five-piece have re-signed to Polydor / Universal.

The band have also announced that they are back in the studio working on their 7th studio album with Ben Allen, the producer who worked on the band’s UK Number 1 album ‘Education, Education, Education and War.’

With their crowd-pleasing brand of indi pop punk, the band went down a storm at this summer's Victorious Festival. The last time they played Southampton Guildhall was February 2013.

Tickets for the 21 date tour will go on sale at 9am on Friday September 21 from https://www.seetickets.com/ or at 9am on Wednesday September 19 as a special pre-sale for fans who pre-order a special limited signed version of the new album from https://kaiserchiefs.lnk.to/StoreTD before 3pm on September 18.

Formed in Leeds in 2000, Kaiser Chiefs are one of the leading bands of their generation. Fronted by the charismatic Ricky Wilson with Simon Rix on bass, Andrew ‘Whitey’ White on guitar, Nick ‘Peanut’ Baines on keyboards and drummer Vijay Mistry, the band have had a string of anthemic hits such as ‘Oh My God’, ‘I Predict A Riot’, ‘Everyday I Love You Less and Less’, ‘Never Miss A Beat’ and ‘Hole In My Soul.’

The band have released 6 original studio albums which includes their Mercury nominated debut, ‘Employment’ which sold over 2 million copies, It’s number 1 follow up, ‘Yours Truly, Angry Mob’, which went twice-platinum in the UK alone and ‘Education, Education, Education and War’ which entered the UK Album Charts at number 1.

They have achieved, top ten singles including the infamous number 1 hit ‘Ruby,’ 3 Brit Awards, an Ivor Novello award for Album of the Year, toured with U2, Foo Fighters and Green Day and sold 8 million albums.

The band have returned to their original label home, Polydor, with whom they released their first 4 albums.