Bloc Party announce world tour dates

The band will make a stop at Austin’s South by Southwest

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Bloc Party have announced the dates of an extensive world tour surrounding the release of their forthcoming album, ‘A Weekend in the City’.

The tour takes the London quartet throughout an already confirmed jaunt round the UK, before heading to Japan and North America, including a stop at Austin's South by Southwest music festival, before wrapping up in Milan, Italy, on May 13.

The full list of tour dates is as follows:

London Mean Fiddler (January 25)
Southampton Guildhall (27)
Norwich UEA (28)
London Astoria (January 31, February 1, 2)
Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall (3)
Reading Hexagon (5)
Cardiff University (6)
Bristol Academy (7)
Exeter Great Hall at University (9)
Birmingham Academy (10)
Nottingham Rock City (11)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (13)
Manchester Academy (14)
Dublin Ambassador Theatre (16)
Glasgow Barrowland (17)
Aberdeen Music Hall (18)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (20)
Newcastle Academy (21)
Sheffield Octagon (22)
Tokyo Japan Studio Coast (March 4)
Nagoya Japan Diamond Hall (5)
Osaka Japan Namba Hatch (6)
Seattle Paramount Theatre (11)
Vancouver Orpheum Theatre (12)
Portland Crystal Ballroom (13)
Austin SXSW (15)
San Francisco Concourse Exhibition (17)
Los Angeles Wiltern Theatre (19, 20)
Chicago Congress Theatre (23)
Detroit Royal Oak Theatre (24)
Toronto Kool Haus (25)
Montreal Metropolis (27)
Boston Orpheum Theatre (28)
New York United Palace Theatre (30, 31)
Bologna Estragon (May 12)
Milan Alcatraz (13)

To check ticket availability for the UK shows, go to NME.COM/Gigs.

The album is out on February 5, preceded by the single ‘The Prayer’ on January 29.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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