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19th Mar 2018

Bloc Party to play their best album in full at special one-off Irish show

Dave Hanratty

Hey kids, remember Bloc Party?

They really were pretty good once upon a time, and that time was mostly around the release of their debut album Silent Alarm in 2005.

It’s not too unfair to label Bloc Party one of the great ‘diminishing returns’ acts, as each new album sounded less and less immediate and by the time 2016’s rather dreadful Hymns arrived, the band resembled a shadow of its former self with only half of the original line-up in place.

This is what they look like now, in case you were unaware:

Bloc Party 2016

Still, Silent Alarm is something of a modern classic, and so we welcome the unexpected news of a cold Bank Holiday Monday morning that Bloc Party are returning to Ireland to perform that album in full.

What remains of the band will hit up Dublin’s 3Arena on Monday 22 October as part of a six-date Silent Alarm-themed European tour, with tickets on sale┬ánext Monday 26 March.

Between that and The Kooks high up the Electric Picnic bill, it’s heaven for mid-2000s indie fans…

Clip via wichitarecordings

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