Bloc Party Announce New Album Details & Summer Tour Dates

May 31, 2012 by  

Bloc Party have announced details of their Four, their first album release since 2008’s Intimacy. According to singer Kele Okereke, this record’s been a long time coming, stating “There was a big question mark over whether Bloc Party were ever going to make another record again. We were exhausted and bored and distant from one another” on his personal blog.

Luckily for us, the indie four-piece will be putting out the album on August 20th via Frenchkiss Records, and have just announced a bunch of added festival dates for this summer. They’ll be playing a combination of new songs and familiar material from their decade-long inventory as a band.

It’s been about two years since they all played together live, and fans in Europe, the UK and the US should be pleased to see that they’ll be playing a variety of dates in all three locations. Please see below for more info, and the album trailer:

19?? Garage – Glasgow
20?? The Ritz – Manchester
21?? Koko ? London
24?? Ebisu Garden Hall ? Tokyo, Japan
29?? Peace and Love ? SwedenJuly
05???Super Bock Super Rock ? Sesimbra, Portugal
06?? Open?er Festival ? Gdynia, Poland
08?? Ruisrock Festival ? Turku, Finland
12?? BBK Live ? Bilbao, Spain
13?? Melt Festival ? Ferropolis, Germany
20? Festival Les Vieilles Charrues, France
21?? Paleo Fest, Switzerland
28?? Splendour? In The Grass, Australia
30?? The Republik ? Honolulu, HI USA

03?? Hard Festival ? Los Angels, CA USA
04?? Lollapalooza ? Atlanta, GA USA
05?? Osheaga Festival ? Montreal, CA
07?? Terminal 5 ? New York, NY USA
08?? Terminal 5 ? New York, NY USA
09?? Terminal 5 ? New York, NY USA
11?? The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan ? Las Vegas, NV USA
12?? Outside Lands ??San Francisco, USA
16?? Pukkelpop Festival ? Hasselt, Belgium
17?? Lowlands ? Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
18?? Frequency ? St Polten, Austria
24?? Rock en Seine ??France
25?? Open Air Festival ? Zurich, Switzerland

04?? Mallorca Rocks ? Mallorca, Spain
05?? Ibiza Rocks ? Ibiza, Spain
03 ??
Le Stereolux ? Nantes, France
04?? Le Transbordeur ? Lyon, France
05 ??Le Rocher de Palmer ? Bordeaux, France
07?? Le Bikini ? Toulouse, France
08 ??Alcatrax ? Milan, Italy
11 ??Docks ? Hamburg, Germany
12 ??Theatrehaus ? Stuttgart, Germany
13 ??Eventwerk ? Dresden, Germany
14 ??Tonhalle ? Munich, Germany
18 ??Vega – Copenhagen, Denmark
19 ??Munich Brewery ? Stockholm, Sweden
20 ??Rockafeller ? Oslo, Norway