Bloc Party today announce they will release a live version of their seminal debut album Silent Alarm on 22 February 2019. The album will be recorded during the band’s forthcoming six-date European tour where they will perform the album live and in full for the first time.
Bloc Party will play a handful of special shows across six European capital cities, commencing in Amsterdam on 15 October and taking in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Dublin, before culminating with a sold out night at London’s Alexandra Palace on 24 October. Middle Kids will support on all UK & EU dates. The band will then take the tour to Australia and New Zealand for a run of dates in November; Haiku Hands will support on the Australian dates.
Before then, they also today announce a very special, intimate, one-off warm up show at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, on 13 October 2018. To register for the chance to purchase tickets for the show, sign up for the mailing list at http://blocparty.com .
Silent Alarm was released in 2005 to widespread critical and commercial success, achieving multi-platinum sales and earning Bloc Party a Mercury Prize nomination. The album has since been heralded as one of the most influential and important of the decade by outlets as diverse as Pitchfork, Q, Newsweek, Spin, Complex and Clash, and was named in numerous lists collating the best albums of the decade, whilst NME named it as one of the best of all time.
Bloc Party are Kele Okereke (vocals, guitar), Russell Lissack (guitar), Justin Harris (bass) and Louise Bartle (drums),
Bloc Party live in 2018. For tickets and further information, see http://blocparty.com
Saturday 13th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
Monday 15th October – AFAS live, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday 16th October – Le Z é nith, Paris, France
Thursday 18th October – Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany – SOLD OUT
Saturday 20th October – Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Monday 22nd October – 3 Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Wednesday 24th October – Alexandra Palace, London, UK – SOLD OUT
Sunday 18th November – Spark Arena, Auckland, NZ
Monday 19th November – Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, NZ
Wednesday 21st November – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia
Saturday 24th November – Red Hill Amphitheatre, Perth, Australia
Tuesday 27th November – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Thursday 29th November – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, Australia
Friday 30th November – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, Australia – SOLD OUT
Saturday 1st December – Riverstage, Brisbane, Australia