NEWS: Bloc Party return with new single 'Traps' and share UK tour dates

NEWS: Bloc Party return with new single ‘Traps’ and share UK tour dates

Bloc Party have announced their sixth studio album Alpha Games, due for release on April 29 next year via Infectious / BMG records.  The record is produced by Nick Launay and Adam Greenspan (Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, IDLES), and sees the group recconect with the band’s unique brand of post-punk spliced with anthemic indie.

Speaking of the new single, Bloc Party singer, songwriter and guitarist Kele Okereke says:  “From the moment we wrote ‘Traps’, we knew it had to be the first thing people heard from this album; playing it in soundchecks on our last tour before it was finished and hearing how it sounded in those big rooms and outdoors.

To celebrate the release of the record, the band will be touring the UK and Europe in May and June 2022, including a homecoming show at London’s Alexandra Palace.  It will be their first tour since 2019 where they performed their debut album, Silent Alarm, in full across the UK, Europe and the US.

Alpha Games tracklisting

  1.  Day Drinker
  2. Traps
  3. You Should Know the Truth
  4. Callum Is a Snake
  5. Rough Justice
  6. The Girls Are Fighting
  7. Of Things Yet to Come
  8. Sex Magik
  9. By Any Means Necessary
  10. In Situ
  11. If We Get Caught
  12. The Peace Offering

UK/EU Tour Dates 2022

  • Tuesday 10 May – La Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
  • Wednesday 11 May – L’Aéronef, Lille, France
  • Thursday 12 May – Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium
  • Saturday 14 May – Store Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Sunday 15 May – Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
  • Monday 16 May – E-Werk, Cologne, Germany
  • Tuesday 17 May – TivoliVredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Thursday 26 May – O2 Academy 1, Birmingham, UK
  • Friday 27 May – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
  • Saturday 28 May – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
  • Monday 30 May – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
  • Tuesday 31 May – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
  • Thursday 2 June – O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK
  • Friday 3 June – The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
  • Saturday 4 June – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

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