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Bloc Party Map Brief Summer Tour

Bloc Party

Who? East London-bred post-punkers Bloc Party, led bysinger/guitarist Kele Okereke. Fellow countrymen Does it Offend You, Yeah?,a dance-tinged electro outfit known for their high-energy gigs, will openall dates.

What? A brief U.S. tour dropping into cities such as Los Angeles,Philadelphia, and New York, sandwiching Bloc Party’s appearance at LollapaloozaAug. 1. After returning home for a month, the quartet will cross the pondonce again to hit the stage at Toronto’s Virgin Fest Sept. 6.

Should I go? Yes. Bloc Party’s latest record, the ambitioussophomore opus A Weekendin the City, proved to entice live audiences with its dramatic, jaggedguitars and smooth, icy sound. And now Bloc Party are currently recordingtheir forthcoming follow up back in the U.K.; expect the band to road testnew tunes. Plus, as they demonstrated at SXSW and Coachella, Does it OffendYou, Yeah? are a must-see.

Bloc Party tour dates:

7/28, Pomona, CA (Glass House)7/29, Los Angeles, CA (Mayan Theatre)7/30, San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)8/1, Chicago, IL (Lollapalooza Festival)8/5, Philadelphia, PA (Fillmore at Theatre of Living Arts)8/6, New York, NY (Webster Hall)8/7, New York, NY (Webster Hall)9/6, Toronto, Ontario (V Festival)