British indie-rockers Kaiser Chiefs have announced a new album, Education, Education, Education & War, set to drop this April via Liberator Music. Dates for a supporting Winter tour have also been announced.
Fans of the group may have noticed some interesting additions to their Facebook of late. Kaiser Chiefs have been coy, releasing several images of ominous-sounding anagrams, including “cautioned”/”action due”. Well, they finally broke the news, and their 5th album is confirmed. Education, Education, Education & War has an interesting origin story, as the album was written in London, Los Angeles, and Nashville. Bits and pieces have since been teased, including the song “Misery Company”, which also had a short trailer released alongside the announcement.
Kaiser Chiefs have some living up to do here. The band’s been shortlisted for a Mercury Prize, and has also picked up a handful of Brit Awards. They’ve described the new album as a “second debut”, and if the first taste of it we’ve gotten is any indicator, it’s a good one. Track listing, trailer, and tour dates below.
Education, Education, Education & War
01. “The Factory Gates”
02. “Coming Home”
03. “Misery Company”
04. “Ruffians on Parade”
05. “Meanwhile Up in Heaven”
06. “One More Last Song”
07. “My Life”
08. “Bows & Arrows”
Kaiser Chiefs Winter 2014 Tour Dates
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Feb 11: Manchester, U.K. – Gorilla
Feb 13: London, U.K. – The Scala
Feb 14: Madrid, Spain – Sala Arena
Feb 15: Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz
Feb 19: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Feb 21: Guadalajara, Mexico – Teatro Diana
Feb 22: Mexico City, Mexico – Plaza Condesa
Feb 25: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey