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Tickets for the Kaiser Chiefs’ Empress Ballroom gig went on sale today – but you could win one of five pairs courtesy of The Weekend.

Their first UK tour in almost two years follows the band’s re-emergence this year with their new album The Future Is Medieval, a host of UK festival appearances, two sold-out shows at Leeds’ Kirkstall Abbey and superb gigs on the European festival circuit. The band will release a new single, Man On Mars, on Monday.

Tickets for the 2012 tour (including their February 11 Blackpool visit) went on sale at 9am from the 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 811 0051, as well as, and from 11am in person at the box office.

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To be in with the chance of winning one of five pairs of Blackpool tickets, simply correctly answer our question:

Q: On which date is Kaiser Chiefs’ new single Man on Mars released?

A) August 29 B) August 30 or C) August 31.

Now text BEG (space) followed by KC (space) then your answer A, B or C, (space) followed by your name and email address and send it to 61500. Closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday, September 2. Standard Gazette competition rules apply.

Texts cost £1 plus your usual network rate. Winners will be selected at random from all correct entries received by September 2. The Editor’s decision is final. For full terms and conditions go to website By supplying your telephone number you’re happy to receive SMS messages from Johnston Press and its approved business partners. Johnston Press (or via its agents) and its business partners may contact you about new promotions, products and services. Please add the word EXIT at the end of your message if you do not wish to receive these. Please note if you should enter after the stated closing date your entry will not be valid but you still may be charged. For quality and training purposes we may monitor communications. SMS service is provided by Velti DR Ltd SE1 8ND. Call 020 7633 5000.