In 2007, the UK four-piece followed up their breakthrough debut Silent Alarm with the critically hailed sophomore effort, A Weekend In The City. The band returned to Australian shores for a prime slot at Splendour In The Grass, plus two headline performances in Sydney and Melbourne, both selling out in record time, leaving fans wanting more.
Bloc Party’s third album, Intimacy was released last month digitally, causing a stir as it came out with just three days notice. A deluxe edition CD featuring additional tracks will be in stores on October 25th.
Produced by Paul Epworth and Jacknife Lee, the new album takes the Bloc Party sound further than ever before. Triple j have recently deemed Intimacy as their Feature Album of The Week.
The purveyors of indie-rock beats recently played a run of sold-out American shows and were touted as “band of the day” (DrownedinSound.com) at the recent Reading and Leeds Festivals. Recent gigs reportedly feature Kele and co. performing a healthy mix of songs from all three releases, including a rare encore of ‘She’s Hearing Voices’ plus a track dedicated to their absent bass player, Gordon Moakes, who is on extended paternity leave.
Get in quick to catch Bloc Party as they step it up for Australia throughout November. The run includes the band’s first visit to Brisbane and Perth for special outdoor shows to help ring in summertime.
Australian fans will also have the option to pre-order the new deluxe edition CD when they purchase a ticket online for any of the upcoming shows.
Tour dates are:
THU 2O NOV FESTIVAL HALL / MELBOURNE TICKETMASTER.COM.AU / PH 136 100 / FESTIVAL HALL BOX OFFICE
SUN 23 NOV THEBARTON THEATRE / ADELAIDE VENUETIX.COM.AU / PH (08) 8225 8888 / LICENSED & ALL AGES
TUES 25 NOV HORDERN PAVILION / SYDNEY TICKETEK.COM.AU / PH 132 849 / LICENSED & ALL AGES
FRI 28 NOV RIVERSTAGE / BRISBANE TICKETMASTER.COM.AU / PH 136 100 / LICENSED. MINORS 6 YEARS AND OVER PERMITTED WITH PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN & MUST HOLD A VALID TICKET.
SUN 3O NOV BELVOIR AMPHITHEATRE / PERTH HEATSEEKER.COM.AU / STAR SURF, PERTH & MANDURAH / MILLS RECORDS, FREMANTLE / PLANET VIDEO, MOUNT LAWLEY / LIVE CLOTHING STORES / LICENSED. MINORS 10 YEARS AND OVER PERMITTED WITH PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN & MUST HOLD A VALID TICKET.