On the eve of their biggest gig of the year, the Kaiser Chiefs were playing to a smaller audience altogether – performing an opening ceremony for their dentist on Friday.
The million-selling band then went on to play to a capacity hometown crowd at Elland Road stadium in Leeds on Saturday.
Only a handful of press and public were on hand to watch the Kaisers cut the tape at The Dental Studio surgery in East Ardsley, Wakefield.
The band meddled with the drills and dental tools as they celebrated the extension and refurbishment of the surgery.
Drummer Nick Hodgson’s sister-in-law, Martina Hodgson, is principal dentist at the practice and has been looking after the rock group’s teeth for six years since she met them at Leeds University.
The boys agreed to pop in to cut the ribbon and fool about with the equipment as they took a break from preparations for their concert.
Following Saturday’s performance, the band said on their website: ‘Thanks to everyone that made our show at Elland Road so special. It was a lifelong ambition fulfilled for us, we’ll remember it forever.’