With just hours to go until England’s crucial European Championship clash against Sweden later today, The Kaiser Chiefs got in the mood by visiting Wembley Stadium and enjoyed a behind the scenes visit into the England changing rooms, posing for photos with their heroes’ shirts. The band, who are big Leeds United supporters were also presented with a Wembley Way stone to mark their visit and rally the nation’s support for the Three Lions at the Euros.
The stone will take its place in history on Wembley Way alongside a whole host of Wembley legends including England captain Steven Gerrard and 1966 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst. Fans can also show their support for England by purchasing stones to create their own special messages for the national team and leave a lasting tribute at one of the world’s greatest stadiums.
Speaking at Wembley, front man and lead singer of the Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky Wilson said: “I normally don’t even get nervous before playing a big gig but being in the England changing room with the shirts hung up put a lump in my throat and definitely got me excited about the Sweden game.”
Bandmate and bass player Simon Rix, added: “Being presented with a Wembley Stone for showing our support was a massive honour. Although we’ve played all over the world, we've never managed to get to play at Wembley and it’s definitely something we’d all like to do one day."
When asked what his score predictions for England’s vital game against Sweden were, Ricky Wilson was supremely confident in his prediction of a 9-0 win. Simon Rix echoed Ricky’s enthusiastic prediction and enjoyed posing for the cameras alongside the legendary Bobby Moore statue. You can see FATV's video interview with Ricky and Simon here.
Wembley’s stones are currently transforming the concourse surrounding the stadium creating Wembley Way, a new landmark where fans from all over the world are able to share in the messages and memories of events that have taken place at the stadium. Each of the Wembley Way locations marks an exciting event in the iconic stadium’s history and fans are encouraged to play their part.
Made from the finest grey granite, the Wembley Way stones come in various sizes and cost from £50 - £495. Fans interested in purchasing a Wembley Way stone can visit www.wembleystadium.com/wembleyway for more information.