Bloc Party head to Toronto

The four-piece will be appearing with Broken Social Scene

Bloc Party are to play a special one off show in Canada with Broken Social Scene.

The four-piece will perform at Toronto Island on June 24 alongside the 17-piece indie rockers, as well as Fiest, Dinosaur Jr singer J Mascis and Raising The Fawn.

Tickets are on sale now through Bloc Party’s official fanclub site Marshals and various ticket outlets.

The band will return with a new album later this year.

Tracks expected to appear on the as-yet-untitled record include ‘Blue Moon’ ‘Waiting For The 7.18’, ‘Wet’, ‘Hunting For Witches’ and ‘Uniform’.

The follow up to ‘Silent Alarm’ will be produced by Jackknife Lee, who has previously worked with Snow Patrol and U2.

Speaking about sessions with Lee, Bloc Party bassist Gordon Moakes said: “Some of you may remember back to his days as flame-haired guitarist in Compulsion (I certainly do, in fact I can claim to be something of an authority on that band), others may know him better for his work with Snow Patrol. Either way Bloc Party has certainly clicked with him and most importantly feel he shares our sense of the kind of record we’re all capable of making.

“You know the clichés about second albums; for us it has never been a consideration to somehow re-capture the ‘magic’ of ‘Silent Alarm’.

“We want to make a more accomplished, better and different-sounding record. And we’ve been looking to work with someone who can dig that record out of us, although as much as anything it’s about finding someone who you’d want to spend six weeks in an enclosed space with. We’ll all be heading for that enclosed space when we’re back from Coachella, so for now we’re going to enjoy some fresh air.”