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Bloc Party @ Glastonbury 2007 (CRED)
Bloc Party @ Glastonbury

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke has a secret confession to his army of supporters - he doesn't like music festivals because they remind him of when he was at school. The British rocker's band performed at the Glastonbury festival yesterday, and will be headlining a number of shows around Europe and America over the summer.

But he doesn't find the experience being backstage at festivals very enjoyable.

He says: "It's like being at a school reunion with people you know the faces of but don't really know at all." [Starpulse]

Bloc Party had to cancel last time they were supposed to play the Theater at Madison Square Garden in NYC. They try it again on October 3rd - not long after they play Austin City Limits & a show in Toronto. A fan club presale starts Tuesday. More dates surely TBA soon. All known dates below....

Bloc Party - 2007 Tour Dates
Fri 06/29 - Werchter, BEL Rock Werchter Festival
Sat 06/30 - Saint Gallen, SWI Open Air St. Gallen
Sun 07/01 - Gdynia, POL Heineken Open'er Festival
Tue 07/03 - Lisbon, POR Parque Tejo "Super Bock Super Rock Festival"
Fri 07/06 - Kinross, UK Balado T in the Park
Sat 07/07 - London, UK Wembley Stadium Live Earth
Sun 07/08 - Naas, IRE Punchestown Race Course Oxegen Festival
Fri 08/03 - Melbourne, AUS Festival Hall
Sat 08/04 - Moore Park, AUS Hordern Pavilion
Wed 08/08 - Auckland, NZ St. James Theatre
Sat 08/11 - Osaka, JPN Maeshima Summer Sonic
Sun 08/12 - Tokyo, JPN Chiba Marine Stadium
Sat 08/25 - Reading, UK Richfield Avenue Reading Festival
Sun 08/26 - Leeds, UK Bramham Park Leeds Festival
Sun 09/16 - Austin, TX Zilker Park Austin City Limits
Fri 09/28 - Toronto, ONT - Ricoh Coliseum
Wed 10/03 - New York, NY - WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Wed 12/12 - Glasgow, UK S.E.C.C.
Thu 12/13 - Manchester, UK Manchester Central
Fri 12/14 - London, UK Alexandra Palace
Sat 12/15 - London, UK Alexandra Palace

(thx Blog Party)

In other news

Major artists' songs may soon be free to download, after a deal was struck between record label V2 and website

Bands such as Bloc Party, The Rakes, Stereophonics and Cold War Kids will have their tracks available for free, thanks to advertising on the beginning of the songs.

The advertising attached to each track will ensure that the bands will receive royalties. After a period of time, users will be given the option of removing the advertisements from their downloaded tracks. [Clickmusic]

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Comments (12)

BV stands for Blessed Virgin, right?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 11:42 AM

If that twit doesn't like festivals then don't play em.

Posted by Dick Hertz | June 25, 2007 11:46 AM

Why does this post have a 'Smoosh' tag?

Posted by eh? | June 25, 2007 11:57 AM

i think bloc party is fairly terrible live - ive given them two tries (both prior to the release of their second full-length), and i didnt enjoy their live sets at all. i even chked out a couple live video recordings that further solidified my thoughts on the matter (one professionally done - aired on HBO, or something).

...have things changed? have they gotten better with the new material / a couple tours under their belt?

Posted by vinz | June 25, 2007 12:12 PM

Vinz, I gotta say that I disagree. I saw Bloc Party in 2005, and I didn't even like them before the show started. Afterwards, I could honestly say that it was the best show I had ever seen... still probably is.

Posted by Mark B. | June 25, 2007 1:43 PM

one of the most irritable frontmen, doesn't help that his band sucks

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 2:06 PM

don't mess with bloc party's drummer - he will kill you with his fists of fury

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2007 2:32 PM

then i must be crazy...i think their live showing is terrible.

Posted by vinz | June 25, 2007 3:23 PM

props where props due - drummer is sick

Posted by vinz | June 25, 2007 4:11 PM

He's sick? I thought he had recovered from his collapsed lung.

Posted by Dr. Phil | June 25, 2007 5:24 PM

Anyone read the new interview with Bloc Party on mtvU’s Hot Seat feature. It’s a pretty good short little interview. Worth checking out….

Posted by ks | June 25, 2007 10:05 PM

The drummer alone makes for good live show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2007 9:07 AM

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