Kaiser Chiefs with special guests, The Fratellis and The Sherlocks, performing their All Together UK Tour at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Saturday 19th November 2022.

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

On Saturday night the Motorpoint Arena welcomed a trio of highly respected indie bands for the last night of their All Together Tour that saw headliners Kaiser Chiefs ably supported by the pleasant Sherlocks and the swaggering Fratellis.

The Sherlocks opened with their new song Falling from their latest album, Would I Understand. With their anthemic tunes suited to this large arena, they didn’t stray from their tried and tested formula as they had the crowd singing and clapping along to the likes of NYC (Sing It Loud) and Live For The Moment.

Closing their thirty minute set with fans favourite Closing Shadows, The Sherlocks had succeeded in warming up the growing crowd.

Scottish band The Fratellis took to the stage and they opened with Henrietta. Following up with the disco classic Yes Sir I Can Boogie, they had the crowd on side as many of them belted out the chorus. Whistle For The Choir slowed the tempo right down before the brilliant Flathead, with help from their backing singers, The Wild Tonics, raised it right back up again.

Bringing their forty minute set to a close with their iconic anthem, the rowdy Chelsea Dagger and Dion’s Runaround Sue, they showed why they are Arena headliners in the waiting.

Making a dramatic entrance with their vibrant stage imagery, Kaiser Chiefs came alive with front man Ricky Wilson performing their set opener Born To Be A Dancer on a ledge high above the stage, standing in front of a slightly larger than half moon.

Showing none of the problems that had blighted their London show, Wilson launched himself into Never Miss A Beat and Heat Dies Down. Running around the stage and standing aloft his speakers they delivered hit after hit. The likes of Na Na Na Na Naa, Love’s Not A Competition (But I’m Winning) and a beautiful stripped back acoustic version of Coming Home were all delivered lovingly alongside some new songs, Northern Holiday and How 2 Dance, which sent the crowd into hysteria.

They went even bigger with Everyday I Love You Less And Less and Ruby. I Predict A Riot saw the charismatic Wilson conducting the crowd in a mass sing along, before the ever relevant The Angry Mob brought the set to a close.

Finishing the night with the anthemic Oh My God, Kaiser Chiefs had been as bold and buoyant as the vivid on screen animation that had accompanied them throughout.