Feb 16th, 2017
Kaiser Chiefs to play at BMW Championship
I predict a significant upgrade from Mike & The Mechanics...
Words: Tim Southwell
Well, stone me with a tickling stick caked in surprise substances... has the European Tour joined the 21st century? Kaiser Chiefs to bring house down at BMW, Wentworth. They'll be booking Dr Dre and The Libertines next...
The Leeds United fanatics will headline the BMW Show Stage at Wentworth on Sunday May 28, rounding off the European Tour's flag ship event.
“I’ll promise to not play golf if Rory McIlroy promises not to sing," said Chiefs' front man Ricky Wilson. "Mind you, if he wants to get up and join us he’s more than welcome! With the important business of the golf out of the way, hopefully everyone will be in the mood for a bit of a party on the Sunday night."
Ricky is known to millions for his primetime television stint as a coach on The Voice, where he has mentored the winning act for two years in a row, the only coach ever to do so. With the band undertaking a big international tour on the back of their successful sixth album, Stay Together, the singer is looking forward to swapping headlining festivals for fairways later this year.
“We’re really excited to be playing at the BMW PGA Championship, but for the golf fans it will be a great fun way to close what will be a great weekend,” he said.
Whether he really said that or not, who cares? It's going to be one hell of a shindig with tunes like Oh My God, Never Miss A Beat, Everyday I Love You Less And Less, I Predict A Riot, the Number One smash Ruby as well as live favourites Hole In My Soul and Parachute from their new top five album Stay Together – to the BMW Show Stage in the Championship Village after the final putt has dropped on Sunday May 28.
Jamie Birkmyre, Championship Director of the BMW PGA Championship, said: “This is a great coup for the tournament to attract such a popular band as the Kaiser Chiefs, whose live show in particular has given them such an exciting reputation."
“It is always a week of all-round entertainment both on and off the golf course, and last year’s headline sets from Mike and the Mechanics and Tom Chaplin added hugely to the atmosphere so we hope to build on that this summer and once again deliver an enjoyable week for all spectators, professional golfers, officials, and everyone associated with making the tournament such a prestigious and fun event.”
Rumours of a support set by Skepta & Lady Sovereign are yet to be confirmed...
General admission tickets, onsite parking and grandstand seating for the 2017 BMW PGA Championship are available for purchase online, including a new Twilight Ticketing offer, which allows general admission to the venue from 4pm Sunday evening to enjoy the final round of golf and 90–minute live music set for £42 including fees.
For all you Leeds fans out there...