Posted in music | tour dates on April 12, 2012

Bloc Party at Terminal 5 in 2009 (more by Faith-Ann Young)
Bloc Party

After rumors of Bloc Party kicking out frontman Kele Okereke circulated and were denied, Kele posted a note to the band's website stating that they've signed to Frenchkiss. He added, "Not only do we know and love the people at this label but we know and love this label's output. Frenchkiss has released some mighty fine music over the years, music that has gone on to influence this very band." Earlier this month, Bloc Party entered the studio to begin work on thee new record which will come out ont on the label.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that Bloc Party will be playing Lollapalooza in Chicago this August. Their trip to North America has just been expanded and now includes a few other dates surrounding the Chicago festival, including Terminal 5 on August 8 in NYC with Frenchkiss labelmates The Drums. It will be Bloc Party's first NYC show since they played the same venue over three years ago. Tickets for the NYC show go on sale Friday, 4/20 at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/18) at noon.

Meanwhile, you can catch The Drums in NYC even sooner when their tour with Craft Spells and Part Time hits Webster Hall on April 22. Tickets are still available.

All dates and some Bloc Party videos below...

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Bloc Party - "Banquet"

Bloc Party - "Hunting for Witches"

Bloc Party - "Mercury"

Bloc Party -- 2012 Tour Dates
06/26/30 Borlange, Sweden Peace & Love Festival
07/04 Gdynia, Poland Heineken Open'er Festival
07/08 Turku, Finland Ruisrock Festival
07/12 Bilbao, Spain BBK Live
07/13-15 Ferropolis, Germany Melt Festival
07/20 Honolulu, HI The Repulik
08/03 Los Angeles, CA Hard Festival
08/03-05 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
08/04-05 Montreal, Quebec Osheaga Festival
08/08 New York, NY Terminal 5 w/ The Drums
08/11 Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan
08/16-18 St. Polten, Austria Frequency
09/04 Mallorca, Spain Mallorca Rocks
09/05 Ibiza, Spain Ibiza Rocks

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Comments (25)

Frenchkiss is the victory records of indie rock. Can Frenchkiss and
Bloc party please stop putting out records already?

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 4:32 PM

Their free show at Roseland 4 years ago was one of the worst crowds I've ever had the misfortune to stand in.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 4:43 PM

I saw them at Webster Hall a few years back and I can concur that they have the worst fans ever. Obnoxious teenagers all around. Brutal.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 4:44 PM

Scene points for me. I saw the very first US show for the band! And even then, they were awful!

By the way, like Kele's afro centric shirt!

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 4:49 PM

Speaking of dudes blowing dudes, I just got an email that Roxette is playing the Beacon Theater!!!!!

Totally gonna rock the shit out of "The Look" now.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 4:51 PM

Seriously, who still cares about Bloc Party. I mean are you that devoid of a life?

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 5:01 PM

... he says while posting on the internet in the middle of the afternoon. miller time, son.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 5:31 PM

attn bloc party:
you are not les savy fav

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 5:35 PM

I love these guys. That drummer is amazing. He's right up there with Stewart Copeland.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 5:58 PM

They are really good live but their crowd is more lame than mgmt's

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 6:02 PM

Why do the same 10 losers always post on literally every post on this site. You dudes are losers. Not coming back to check what you say in yr defense. Don'tcare.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 7:10 PM

7:10 is totally going to come back and check what people say.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 7:14 PM

I'm just one of the 10 losers and I agree with 7:14p

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 8:14 PM

johnny rotten is a huge fan of bloc party.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 9:48 PM

^ Nah bro he isn't. You should check your facts noob.

Posted by Anonymous | April 12, 2012 9:56 PM

Can't wait for the Osheaga set in Montreal! Glad I will get to witness Kele and company in all their glory. Now I just need to see Foals and Frightened Rabbit and Bucket List will be complete! :)

http://indiecurrent.com/

Posted by Matt | April 13, 2012 1:28 AM

It's scientific fact that Johnny Rotten is a huge fan of Bloc Party. His fanship pretty much garantees their credability.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:23 AM

Johnny Rotten is a millionaire who lives on the beach in France. Johnny Rotten's opinion means less than zero in 2012.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 10:33 AM

If Johnny Rotten sneezes on the beach in France, the whole world catches a cold.

Nice try though.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:26 PM

^ keep telling yourself that, D.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 12:37 PM

Bloc Party still rocks. Period.

Posted by Anonymous | April 13, 2012 2:24 PM

I'm just one of the 10 losers and I agree with 7:14p

Posted by Souq | April 15, 2012 1:43 PM

Good Work, i like is site! Yea, ever have to see Daniel Johnston perform again, thank you for posting!
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Posted by wdyan | May 30, 2012 11:59 AM

bloc party for the win

Posted by jordon | August 3, 2013 2:52 PM

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