Posted in music | tour dates on January 13, 2009

Bloc Party @ Intonation 2006 (more Rory O'Connor)
Bloc Party

"Anything that a band can do outside the norm, to play by it's own rules, kind of forces its fan base to come to it in another way," [Kele] said. "I really shouldn't be thinking too much about that sort of thing, I should be thinking about making music."

He does think about it some, though: "When you're aware that you're part of the machine that's just selling stuff to kids it's disheartening."

Also: "There' a generation of kids that are so savvy about marketing that they don't take it seriously."

So far, it's proven a success. Though the band is just now hitting the road with the album in earnest - normally bands have played a few shows on a tour before it hits shelves, or are in the bus within a month - Okereke said he'd do it again this way.
[Phoenix New Times]

Just when you started to wonder if Bloc Party could sell out the (not-free) show they booked at NYC's large Terminal 5, they almost do, and add a second one. I guess they're doing just fine. Both shows are with Longwave. The March 24th show is still on sale. The March 25th show goes on presale Wednesday, followed by regular sale on Friday. All dates below...

Bloc Party - 2009 Tour Dates
Jan 25 - Academy Glasgow, Scotland
Jan 26 - Academy Glasgow, Scotland
Jan 28 - Apollo Manchester, Northwest
Jan 29 - Apollo Manchester, Northwest
Jan 31 - Civic Wolverhampton, Midlands
Feb 1 - Civic Wolverhampton, Midlands
Feb 9 - Tonhalle Munich
Feb 10 - Olympia Paris
Feb 12 - Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Feb 13 - Ancienne Belgique Brussels
Feb 14 - Columbiahalle Berlin
Feb 16 - Schlachthof Dresden
Feb 17 - Palladium Cologne
Feb 18 - Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 19 - Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 21 - Docks Hamburg
Feb 22 - Vega Copenhagen
Feb 23 - Sentrum Scene Oslo
Feb 24 - Cirkus Stockholm
Feb 26 - Ice Hall Helsinki
Mar 14 - Kool Haus Toronto
Mar 15 - Centennial Hall London, Ontario
Mar 17 - Bronson Centre Ottawa, Ontario
Mar 18 - Metropolis Montreal, Quebec
Mar 19 - House Of Blues Boston, MA
Mar 21 - Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
Mar 24 - Terminal 5 New York, New York
Mar 27 - Ultra Festival Miami, FL
Mar 28 - Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
Mar 30 - First Ave Minneapolis, MN
Mar 31 - The Pageant St Louis, MO
Apr 11 - Olympia London, London and South East
Apr 12 - Olympia London, London and South East

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Comments (28)

Terminal 5. ew

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 5:56 PM

woo thanks for the shout-out to phoenix new times!

(it's the syndicated, phoenix-version of the village voice)

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 6:12 PM

Love Bloc Party. Hate T5.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 6:23 PM

guys hating T5 was 2008 get with it

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 6:29 PM

Its still the worst venue in nyc

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 6:32 PM

subjective

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 6:40 PM

hate T5. Hate bloc party.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 7:19 PM

i thought these guys had gone the way of cyhsy by now. oh well...

Posted by wembley | January 13, 2009 7:27 PM

i like t5. i still dont understand why everyone hates on it.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 7:30 PM

what the hell was kele talking about?

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 9:13 PM

New album, tell it like it is, por favor: I loved LP1, meh for LP2 & thus haven't heard LP3.

?

Posted by Tito | January 13, 2009 9:26 PM

Bloc Party AND Longwave???

I think I just peed myself.

Posted by Spine-f├╝hrer of Hoboken | January 13, 2009 10:19 PM

The new Longwave album is really good. I almost didn't believe it was the same band.

Still doesn't make up for the crapiness that is T5.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 10:29 PM

^^^ LOL at longwave lead singer posting here

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 11:17 PM

^^^You're an idiot, man. He's too busy tearing it up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdBvVNdpGP8 to be posting about his own band on BV.

The new album is actually quite good. Definitely their best effort yet, I feel. A lot of bands would give up after the extreme industry bullshit Longwave was subjected to leading up to being dropped from RCA. They should be more widely appreciated than they are.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2009 11:36 PM

the new bloc party album is awesome. and the fact that they're playing with longwave makes it almost tempting to see them at T5.
and yes, im a T5 hater. the sound is just so crappy. i guess im hoping its since improved or maybe if i stand somewhere else it will be better.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 1:06 AM

Anyone remember their first gig at the Knitting Factory with ARE Weapons?! Yikes!

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 9:28 AM

god, im still in mourning over the closing of the old knitting factory space... now THAT was a good venue.

Posted by Anonymous | January 14, 2009 6:08 PM

Do you think Kele will spontaneously leave the stage and sing while walking into the crowd, like he did two consecutive nights in a row at Webster Hall? I guess he just got caught up in the heat of the moment. During the encore. Both nights. In a row.

Gotta love bands that don't kneel to the mercy of the machine with cheap gimmicks.

Posted by Anonymous | January 15, 2009 6:02 PM

Setlist for T5?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 9:59 AM

Tuesday's setlist was:

One Month Off
Trojan Horse
Hunting for Witches
Positive Tension
Signs
Waiting for the 7:18
Song for Clay
Banquet
Where Is Home?
Ion Square
Mercury
So Here We Are
Like Eating Glass
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Halo
The Prayer
Flux
Helicopter
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Ares
This Modern Love

Posted by Super-Extra | March 26, 2009 10:11 AM

"Do you think Kele will spontaneously leave the stage and sing while walking into the crowd, like he did two consecutive nights in a row at Webster Hall? I guess he just got caught up in the heat of the moment. During the encore. Both nights. In a row.

Gotta love bands that don't kneel to the mercy of the machine with cheap gimmicks."

yr amusing 6:02pm, the most entertaining and honest thing thus far on this post!


xo
http://www.indierocksucks.com

Posted by Indie Rock Sucks | March 26, 2009 10:20 AM

Thanks super...anyone have Wednesdays?

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 10:23 AM

Quite saddened that this show got no coverage in BV. I know that many people don't like Bloc Party because it got cool to not like them, but I saw them on Wednesday and they still know how to put on a great show.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2009 12:38 PM

setlist for wednesday @ T-5?

Posted by james | March 27, 2009 1:28 AM

this is what i've got for Wednesday. Can anyone fill in the two I'm missing??

1.Trojan Horse
2.Halo
3.Hunting For Witches
4.Positive Tension
5. ??????
6.Song For Clay
7.Banquet
8.Blue Light
9.Uniform
10.The Marshalls Are Dead
11.Mercury
12.This Modern Love
13.The Prayer
14.Sunday
15.Price Of Gas
16.Flux
17.Helicopter
18. ??????
19.Like Eating Glass

Posted by james | March 28, 2009 4:37 PM

18 is Ares

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