Kaiser Chiefs played at The Adelphi Club in Hull on Friday 3rd November 2014 to celebrate the club’s 30th Anniversary.
At the time, Ricky was starring in The Voice and had to be driven over from Manchester for the gig and then immediately driven back.
The event was perfectly captured by filmmaker Mark Richardson. The short film documents the sights and sounds of the Friday evening gig that was part of the HULL ADELPHI’S 30th Anniversary celebrations. KAISER CHIEFS were the headline band and this film contains live footage from their ‘sold out’ performance and interviews with the band within which they discuss the cultural importance of independent music venues such as Paul Jackson’s famous Adelphi Club. KAISER CHIEFS helped raise a substantial sum of money for the Adelphi and the income raised by their appearance helped to fix the Adelphi roof. Kaiser Chiefs did not receive any payment for their appearance and did not even collect their travel expenses. This incredible financial gesture by the band was, and is, appreciated by all at the Adelphi. This was a great night of music and was a highlight of the 30th Anniversary week. THANK YOU KAISER CHIEFS. This film was shown at the Adelphi in January 2015 as part of Independent Venue Week.
This film was selected for a screening on 9th October 2015 at the TUCSON AND ARIZONA FESTIVAL OF FILM and MUSIC. The film was screened at the 600 seat Temple of of Music and Art as part of the documentary section of the festival.
*Not everyone knows… The Kaiser Chiefs refused to take a penny for their performance and instead donated the door takings to replace the roof over the concert room which had been leaking for some time.