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Kaiser Chiefs: Touring With Wookiee Roadies



When the Kaiser Chiefs are on tour, the band has a habit of recasting themselves as their favorite Star Wars characters complete with Wookiees, Ewoks and even Lando's assistant. "Our lead singer Ricky is Luke Skywalker -- obviously he chose that," Kaiser Chiefs guitarist Andrew "Whitey" White laughs. "Simon and Peanut, the keyboard player and the bass player, are really close friends so they're named R2-D2 and C-3PO. Nick, who's the songwriter, he comes up with all the ideas, and is kind of the leader, but he's also a little bit girly, so he's Princess Leia. And I'm the one who always moans and complains and ask why we're doing everything -- so I'm Han Solo. Our stage manager is Chief Chirpa. We have six big tall, hairy guys on the crew who are all like Chewbacca. We have a bald guy who's into electronics, so he's Lobot. Darth Vader is our tour manager. And our band manager is Yoda, obviously."

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Kaiser Chiefs: Touring With Wookiee Roadies
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