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Bloc Party announce early 2009 dates

Bloc Party

Story by Jack Foley

BLOC Party have announced a new UK tour in January 2009, including a night at London’s Olympia.

The band will play seven venues in four British cities, beginning at the end of January in Glasgow and concluding in April at the Olympia.

The shows will offer fans the chance to hear tracks from their latest album Intimacy, which has been available as a download since August 21, and which is being released physically into stores on October 27.

A new single, Talons, will precede the LP’s release on October 20. The track does not feature on Intimacy but was recorded during the same recording sessions.

The 2009 tour dates are:

25 & 26 – Glasgow Academy
28 & 29 – Manchester Apollo
31 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall

1 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall

11 – London Olympia

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, September 26.