Bloc Party wrap up UK tour in London

Kele Okereke dresses up as the Easter bunny

Bloc Party got into the Easter spirit tonight (April 12) as they wrapped up their UK tour with a second night at London Olympia.

Singer Kele Okereke surprised the crowd towards the end of their set when he turned up onstage dressed as the Easter bunny.

Introducing the singer, bassist Gordon Moakes asked the audience: “Are you ready for this?” before the singer came on in a fluffy white bunny rabbit costume and joked: “I thought I’d wear something special.”


As previously reported on NME.COM, the band also invited fans to record their performances of ‘Ares’ during both shows and to send the results to

Earlier the band kicked off their show with ‘Halo’ from their third album ‘Intimacy’ before Okereke told their fans: “This is our second night at the Olympia Exhibition Centre and we had a really good night last night. You guys are a little crazy, who’d have thought it with a Sunday crowd?”

Bloc Party went on to play a mammoth 19-track set featuring tracks from all three of their albums.

At times the band sparked mass singalongs for the likes of ‘Banquet’, ‘Mercury’ and ‘Helicopter’

Later in the show Okereke praised his fans for giving the group such a warm reception every time they play in the capital.

“Whenever we go somewhere in the world and we talk to other bands they say playing in London is really hard. But not for for us, we love playing here,” he added.


Bloc Party ended the show with their dance-driven one-off single ‘Flux, which saw the crowd showered in a sea of green lasers.

Bloc Party played:

‘Hunting For Witches’
‘Positive Tension’
‘Song For Clay (Disappear Here)’
‘Blue Light’
‘Two More Years’
‘This Modern Love’
‘The Prayer’
‘Like Eating Glass’
‘One Month Off’
‘Price Of Gasoline’

Earlier Foals played a set which featured tracks from their 2008 debut LP ‘Antidotes’, including hit single ‘Cassius’.

Further support came from Wet Paint.


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