UK indie-darlings of yesteryear are back once again doing their seminal debut at arena shows this summer.
Bloc Party’s debut Silent Alarm was released in 2005 and quickly became one of the biggest record in the indie zeitgeist with songs like ‘Helicopter’, ‘Banquet’, ‘This Modern Love’ and ‘Like Eating Glass’.
The band struggled to recapture the magic of that first record with four albums released in the intervening years up until 2016, and most recently 2022’s Alpha Games.
In 2018, the band performed Silent Alarm in full in Dublin and they have now announced two shows at Belfast’s The Telegraph Building on Thursday 4th July, and Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 5th July.
The two new shows will take place days before Bloc Party’s biggest show to date at Crystal Palace Park in London, on Sunday 7 July 2024.
The shows will be part of celebrations marking 20 years since the band released their first proper single, with the promise of seminal debut record Silent Alarm played in its entirety as well as more of their greatest hits.
Bloc Party – Dublin and Belfast Tickets
Tickets available via Ticketmaster on Friday February 16th at 10am with a presale on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. No ticket price listed as yet.
To mark the occasion, Bloc Party have made their 2004 EP Little Thoughts available on digital streaming platforms for the first time. Originally shared as a physical only EP exclusive to Japan, the fan-favourite release features iconic Bloc Party tracks including ‘Tulips’, ‘Skeleton’, ‘Storm and Stress’.
Kele Okereke of Bloc Party says: “We’ve been having so much fun playing shows over the past year, so it makes sense to do something special for old and new fans, celebrating twenty years of Bloc Party. We heard from a lot of people that they couldn’t get tickets for the Silent Alarm gigs, so a one-off summer party playing that and the bangers feels like the right thing to do.”
Bloc Party – 2024 Live Dates:
Thursday 4 July – The Telegraph Building, Belfast
Friday 5 July – 3Arena, Dublin
Sunday 7 July – Crystal Palace Park, London
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.