Bloc Party to play club tour

Plus band confirm album details

Bloc Party are to return for a mammoth comeback tour of the UK to coincide with the release of their forthcoming second album.

The band will be showcasing tracks from new album ‘A Weekend In The City’, the follow up to 2005’s ‘Silent Alarm’, on a 20-date club trek kicking off at Southampton Guildhall on January 27.

“I’m looking forward to touring the UK again, because we’ve definitely got a lot better as a live band,” frontman Kele Okereke told NME.COM. “There’ll be some songs that we’ve been playing throughout this year, and then others that we’ll be debuting for the first time.”

Bloc Party play:

Southampton Guildhall (January 27)

Norwich UEA (28)

London Astoria (31, February 1,2)

Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall (3)

Reading Hexagon (5)

Cardiff University (6)

Bristol Academy (7)

Exeter Areat Hall (9)

Birmingham Academy (10)

Nottingham Rock City (11)

Cambridge Corn Exchange (13)

Manchester Academy (14)

Dublin Ambassador (16)

Glasgow Barrowland (17)

Aberdeen Music Hall (18)

Edinburgh Usher Hall (20)

Newcastle Academy (21)

Sheffield Octagon (22)

Along with album, the band have also confirmed their comeback single will be ‘The Prayer’, which is released on January 29.

For the full lowdown on Bloc Party‘s new album and comeback tour, check this week’s NME, on UK newsstands nationwide from October 25.