BLOC CHRISTMAS PARTY!

The band and the crowd get dressed up to celebrate the festive season...

BLOC PARTY got into the festive spirit last night (December 14) by treating their fans to a special Christmas show in LONDON.

The Heaven club in Charing Cross looked more like Santa’s grotto than a concert venue as the road crew decorated the stage with sparking lights and Christmas trees.

Even the band’s guitar tech got into the festive swing by dressing up as Father Christmas before the quartet took to the stage.

Singer Kele Okereke shouted to the audience: “We are called the Bloc Party and this is our Christmas spectacular,” before he kicked off the show with ‘The Marshals Are Dead’.

The band performed a series of singles and tracks from their forthcoming album ‘Silent Alarm’ during their 50 minute set including ‘Like Eating Glass’, ‘Helicopter’, ‘Banquet’, ‘This Modern Love’ and ‘She’s Hearing Voices’.

During the encore, the band decided to join in the spirit of the evening when they returned to the stage in fancy dress.

Kele sported a cowboy outfit while bassist Gordon Moakes dressed up as Scrooge, drummer Matt Tong stuck on some fairy wings and guitarist Russell Lissack wore a reindeer hat.

“Its been a pretty amazing year for us and we just wanted to give something back to you,” the singer said to the audience before he tore into the band’s next single ‘So Here We Are’.

They rounded off the gig with ‘The Answer’ and six fans, who made the effort to dress up for the occasion, also won the chance to meet the band after the show.

Speaking to NME.COM before the gig Kele said: “We wanted to give this gig more of a party feel tonight rather than just play a gig in London. It is just a bit of fun. A lot of people think we’re too serious but we’re not really. We’re just crazy kids.”

Bloc Party release their forthcoming single ‘So Here We Are’ on January 31.

They played:

‘The Marshals Are Dead’

‘Like Eating Glass’

‘Banquet’

‘This Modern Love’

‘She’s Hearing Voices’

‘Helicopter’

‘Tulips’

‘Positive Tension’

‘Little Thoughts’

‘Luno’

‘So Here We Are’

‘Staying Fat’

‘Price Of Gas’

‘The Answer’