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Bloc Party Unveils March North American Tour Plans

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
  • March 19, 2007 – Los Angeles – Wiltern Theatre
  • March 20, 2007 – Los Angeles – Wiltern Theatre
  • March 23, 2007 – Chicago – Congress Theatre
  • March 24, 2007 – Detroit – Royal Oak Theatre
  • March 25, 2007 – Toronto – Kool Haus
  • March 27, 2007 – Montreal – Metropolis
  • March 28, 2007 – Boston – Orpheum Theatre
  • March 30, 2007 – New York – United Palace Theatre
  • March 31, 2007 – New York – United Palace Theatre
 
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