Bloc Party @ Glastonbury 2007 (CRED)
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.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....
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 - 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 we7.com.
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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