LEEDS, UK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The newest Academy Music Group venue, the 2,700 capacity Leeds Academy officially opened on October 8th, with a little help from the Kaiser Chiefs.
The Chiefs laid down a two hour set that included some material off of their forthcoming album 'Off With Their Heads' and with some additional support rendered up by The Hair and the Red Light Company, NME reported.
Live Nation partners Academy Music has been on the grow, announcing the purchase of the Leeds property for £4,500,000 last year and launched two similar venues in Sheffield and Oxford. They also own and operate numerous other venues around the UK, including the Brixton Academy in London.
Among the acts coming up on the packed schedule at Leeds: Foals, Spiritualized, The Last Shadow Puppets, The Courteeners, Elbow, Pet Sounds, The Streets, The Charlatans, Hot Chip, Goldfrapp, MGMT, Rancid, Razorlight and Billy Bragg. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers