Bloc Party

Post-punk politicists from London.

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Tour dates 2019

At 8 venues:

Brighton Centre

Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GR

Sat 29 Jun

£30 / 0844 847 1515

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol, BS1 6XN

Fri 28 Jun


Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JN

Fri 5 Jul

£33.25 / 0161 834 4026

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, G3 7LH

Fri 9 Aug

Sold out

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Otago Street, Glasgow, G12 8NR

Mon 5 Aug

Times & prices to be confirmed

Lloyds Amphitheatre, Bristol

Canons Way, Canons Marsh, Bristol, Somerset, BS1 5LL

Fri 28 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed

O2 Academy Birmingham

16–18 Horse Fair, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 1DB

Sat 13 Jul

£30 / 0121 622 8250

Spillers Wharf, Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3UF

Fri 12 Jul

£41.25 / 08444 771000

Reviews & features

Bloc Party take Silent Alarm show on short UK tour, here's how to get tickets

22 Jan 2019

2005's iconic album will be performed in full in Bristol, Brighton, Manchester and Glasgow

Bloc Party have announced they will take their special Silent Alarm show around the UK for four dates this summer. Just last October the band performed the album in full in London and on a European tour and due to this success will now perform the…

Bloc Party announce Silent Alarm tour and London show, here's how to get tickets

19 Mar 2018

Indie guitar group will perform their critically-acclaimed debut album in full across six European cities

Bloc Party have announced that they will take their acclaimed debut album Silent Alarm on a European tour this October. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Fri 23 Mar. The band will perform in Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Dublin, before…

Bloc Party drummer Matt Tong talks to us ahead of their UK tour

13 Sep 2012

New album Four is 'the first time we’ve communicated what we wanted to achieve, with any record'

Bloc Party paved the way for resurgence in the popularity of simplistic, yet engaging rock music when they first emerged almost ten years ago. With their biting, post-punk aesthetic and potent hooks, the band enjoyed brief but major success with three…

Review of reviews: Bloc Party's Four (with full album stream)

4 Sep 2012

What we said and what they said about Bloc Party's latest release

What we said: ‘It’s a pretty big surprise to hear an album that’s cohesive, adventurous and at times, crushingly heavy.. [but] familiar enough to please the faithful.’ The List What they said ‘Remarkably Bloc Party sound full of potential where…

Bloc Party - Garage, Glasgow, Tue 19 Jun

18 Jul 20124 stars

Glasgow gig marks band's return to live performance

‘This is the best possible start to the return of Bloc Party I could ever imagine,’ gushed Kele Okereke as his band made their first official appearance on a stage since October 2009, with rumours abounding that they’d called it a day more than once…

Bloc Party announce 2012 UK tour

13 Apr 2012

UK dates include Glasgow, Manchester and London

British band Bloc Party are set to play their first UK gigs in almost two years. In 2009 the band took some time out after their last tour – Bloctober – but came back onto the scene late 2011, and after signing with Frenchkiss Records in late March…

Bloc Party - O2 Academy, Glasgow, Monday 26th Jan

27 Jan 20095 stars

Thrashing about on stage, guitar in hand, is clearly Kele Okereke's natural habitat. Pinned down by the glare of a television camera whilst being interviewed is definitely not. Okereke is known for his awkward and politely confrontational character…

Bloc Party

30 Oct 20084 stars

Barfly, Glasgow, Sun 19 Oct

It’s no way to endear yourself to a crowd when one song in you announce ‘I know it’s a Sunday night and all Glasgow, but this is a Bloc Party show!’ A declaration from Kele Okereke that could easily be taken as a preening popstar sniping because he…

Bloc Party - Intimacy

1 Oct 2008

Bloc Party’s 2005 debut, Silent Alarm, has been a definitive album of the noughties, laying a sonic template for spiky indie-dance with a thumping beat that’s been well observed by bands ever since. Their latest offering, Intimacy, displays many signs…

Bloc Party - Intimacy

4 Sep 20083 stars

Sending out mixed messages is hardly a new tactic in the already fickle world of indie rock. Kele Okoreke and his clan have been issuing out puzzling notices for some time now, topped off with the claim that their Leeds Festival show would be their last…

Bloc Party - A weekend out of the city

17 Jul 2008

'Alluding to a stadium moment is not something to be ashamed of,' grins Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke, 'if it can be done well...' The band's 'agit-jitter guitar pop' not only led to their 2005 debut album Silent Alarm selling a million copies, it…

Bloc Party - album review

29 Jan 20073 stars

Bloc Party

INDIE It would seem that all is not well in the Bloc Party camp. On this rather disappointing second effort their lyrics are infinitely bleaker, melodies more melancholy and the riffs leaner and meaner than ever before. ‘Song For Clay (Disappear…

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