On 4 August 2008, the band confirmed the name of their third album as Off with Their Heads. It was released on 20 October 2008. The first single “Never Miss a Beat” was released on 6 October 2008.
The band also released a DVD of their live performance at Elland Road from May 24th. The DVD contains the full set from the home of Leeds United as well as the Kaiser Chiefs performance for the 2007 BBC Electric Proms.
Kaiser Chiefs set out on a UK tour in October 2008 with Castle Donington band Late of the Pier and The Hair. The tour started at Leeds Academy, a new venue where they were the first headlining band to play. Other dates include Manchester Academy, Southampton Guildhall, Reading Rivermead, Glasgow Barrowlands, Leicester De Montfort Hall and London Forum.
The Kaiser Chiefs head out on a UK Arena tour kicking off in Nottingham and ending in London. The tour visited Sheffield, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Cardiff & Dublin. This was the new album tour to promote Off with Their Heads. The tour was between February and March 2009. The band featured on several shows over Christmas 2008 including performing “Never Miss a Beat” with Girls Aloud on their TV Special and playing the same song on the Christmas Day edition of Top of the Pops.
At July 16 they played at Marés Vivas in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal as headliners on that day. They – along with Republic of Loose – opened for U2 in Croke Park in Dublin on the 25th of July, 2009. They then opened for Green Day from July 27 to August 7, 2009, and performed at Reading and Leeds Festival 2009, below headliners Kings of Leon.
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