And they will be joined by special guests...

BLOC PARTY have announced two special Christmas shows.

London’s art-rock darlings play Manchester Academy 3 on December 13 and London Heaven on December 14.

The band have also personally chosen the support bands; with Neil’s Children playing both dates and Ladyfuzz (singer Kele Oreke’s old band) opening Manchester and rising grime artist Kano.Kano doing the same in London.


There will also be DJ line-up, to be confirmed.

Tickets are on sale now. For availability, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.


Bloc Party’s new single ‘Helicopter’ is released on Monday through Wichita.