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Bloc Party to Embark on Tour in January

English indie rock band Bloc Party are set to rock the UK in January when they embark on a tour following the release of their new album ‘Intimacy’. Though relatively brief, the tour will no doubt enjoy a massive following as fans across the country step out and make the most of the band’s live appearance.

If you don’t already know the band, you may be interested to find out that Bloc Party are comprised of Kele Okereke (vocals/rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass Guitar) and Matt Tong (drums). They are an incredibly popular band and their particular brand of rock has been likened to bands such as The Strokes and The Cure. Bloc Party got their start in 1999 at the Reading Festival where Okereke and Lissack formed the group and got down to the business of choosing names. They eventually chose Bloc Party in 2003 and the name has stuck ever since. The band got their first big break by giving their demo ‘She’s Hearing Voices’ to BBC Radio 1 DJ Steve Lamacq and Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand. Their demo was subsequently released as a single just a short while later.

Bloc Party has since released several albums and has managed to accumulate a lot of fans across the globe. Their most recent album ‘Intimacy’ was released in August 2008. They have spent the past year hard at work making their new album and so not much has been seen of them in a live setting for some time. Their last tour was in December 2007 so their next tour in January 2009 will be heavily anticipated. The tour will start on January 24, 25 at the Academy in Glasgow before going to Apollo in Manchester (Jan 27, 28) and Civic in Wolverhampton (Jan 30, 31). The tour will end with a final show at Olympia in London on April 11. Tickets for the tour will go on sale on Friday September 26 and are sure to be sold out quickly, so get there at 9am in the morning to make sure that you don’t miss out!

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