October 11, 2006

Coming To Your Local Bandstand: Bloc Party

Bloc Party live, photo by Peter Hill courtesy of the BP web siteEnergetic post-punkers Bloc Party return to North America supporting emo teenthrobs Panic! At The Disco in less than a month. Bloc Party is hitting some secondary markets this go-round. Ergo, Boston doesn't get a show -- instead the act takes its show to nearby Lowell's Tsongas Arena. That's a little far for us to travel to see a band we just saw this summer (here are video clips from the show -- the lights were really stunning), but we are pondering it... We had some electronic correspondence with a friendly Vice Records rep who says the label expects the band's long awaited sophomore set will hit racks in February or so. Bloc Party played a few new tracks during its summer tour, and we expect you'll hear even more of the new stuff if you get out to see the lads in November and December. The band's live show is electrifying (read our review of the July show here), and we definitely recommend you see the band do their thing live. We just double-checked and some dates are already sold out; full dates below. In other news, the band reports here that it recently recorded something in a solar-powered recording studio -- perhaps a b-side or two? We don't know.

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11/07 -- FL Bank Atlantic Centre -- Fort Lauderdale, FL
11/08 -- UCF Arena -- Orlando, FL [SOLD OUT]
11/09 -- HiFi Buys Amphitheatre -- Atlanta, GA
11/10 -- Cricket Arena -- Charlotte, NC
11/11 -- Patriot Center -- Fairfax, VA
11/13 -- Theater at Madison Square Garden -- New York, NY [SOLD OUT]
11/14 -- Theater at Madison Square Garden -- New York, NY [SOLD OUT]
11/16 -- Ricoh Colliseum -- Toronto
11/17 -- Gordon Field House -- Rochester, NY
11/18 -- Tsongas Arena -- Lowell, MA [SOLD OUT]
11/19 -- Wachovia Center -- Philadelphia, PA
11/21 -- The Palace of Auburn Hills -- Detroit, MI
11/22 -- UIC Pavillion -- Chicago, IL
11/24 -- US Bank Theatre -- Minneapolis, MN
11/25 -- St. Charles County Family Arena -- St. Louis, MO
11/26 -- Mid America Centre -- Council Bluff, IA
11/28 -- Magness Arena -- Denver, CO
11/29 -- The E Centre -- Salt Lake City, UT
12/01 -- Memorial Coliseum -- Portland, OH
12/02 -- Pacific Coliseum -- Vancouver
12/03 -- Everett Events Centre -- Seattle, WA
12/05 -- HP Pavillion -- San Jose, CA
12/06 -- Long Beach Arena -- Long Beach, CA
12/07 -- Glendale Arena -- Glendale, AZ
12/08 -- Orleans Theatre -- Las Vegas, NV
12/09 -- iPay One Centre -- San Diego, CA

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