Ok, we’ll admit it: The new Bloc Party album, Hymns, is kind of weird. We’ve given it a few spins, and we’re just not sure about it (maybe it’ll grow on us). That said, the British guitar-rock band does have one hell of a back-catalogue — including 2005 modern classic debut, Silent Alarm — so we’re excited to see Kele and company cross the Atlantic for a string of shows later this year.
After a quick jaunt next month that includes appearances at South-By-Southwest and an intimate club gig at New York’s Irving Plaza, Bloc Party’s North American tour blooms come May. And their 15-show run includes a June 2 date at Boston’s House of Blues.
New York electro-pop duo MS MR provide opening duties for six shows, including the Boston date, though that all feels more like a co-headlining party. Full dates are below.
Bloc Party North American Dates
March 11-19: Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 12: Phoenix, AZ — McDowell Mountain Festival
March 16: New York, NY — Irving Plaza
May 13-15: Atlanta, GA — Shaky Knees Festival
May 15: Carrboro, NC — Cat’s Cradle #
May 16: Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore #
May 18: Richmond, VA — The National #
May 19: Washington, DC — Echostage #
May 21: Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall #
May 22: Indianapolis, IN — The Vogue Theatre #
May 23: Nashville, TN — Cannery Ballroom #
May 25: Kansas City, MO — Madrid Theatre ^
May 26: St. Louis, MO — The Pageant ^
May 27: Detroit, MI — Majestic Theatre ^
May 29: Toronto, CA — Phoenix ^
June 1: Philadelphia, PA — Fillmore Philly ^
June 2: Boston, MA — House of Blues ^
June 3-5: New York, NY (Governors Ball Festival) # = supported by The Vaccines
^ = supported by MS MR