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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