Bloc Party is hitting the road in support of its forthcoming Vice/Atlantic effort, “A Weekend in the City.” The British rock troupe will kick off the tour on March 11 at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle and will continue on through a March 30-31 New York stand.
The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr., Final Fantasy, Sebastian Grangier, the Like and Smoosh will rotate opening act duties.. A pre-sale for tickets is currently underway via Bloc Party’s fan club Web site , while the official sale begins Jan. 13. The group will be touring in Europe prior to returning to the United States.
As previously reported , “A Weekend in the City” will be released Feb. 6 and is the follow-up to 2005’s “Silent Alarm.”
iTunes will release an exclusive EP tomorrow (Jan. 9), consisting of remixed versions of “The Prayer,” the new album’s first single.
Here are Bloc Party’s tour dates:
March 11, 2007 – Seattle – Paramount Theatre
March 12, 2007 – Vancouver – Orpheum Theatre
March 13, 2007 – Portland, Ore. – Crystal Ballroom
March 15, 2007 – Austin, Texas – South by Southwest
March 17, 2007 – San Francisco – Concourse Exhibition