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BLOC PARTY DJ SET // AUS TOUR 2011

2011 AUSTRALIAN TOUR  DATES:

Wednesday October 5 – Villa Nightclub, Perth

Thursday October 6 – Apple Bar, Adelaide
Friday October 7 – Platinum Nightclub, Gold Coast
Saturday October 8 – Warehouse, Melbourne
Sunday October 9 – The Buddha Bar, Byron Bay
Thursday October 13 – OneFiveOne, Wollongong
Friday October 14 – Oh Hello!, Brisbane
Saturday October 15 – The Metro, Sydney

Formed in 2003, Bloc Party have been one of the most influential rock bands in the past decade. Comprised of Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes, they dropped their first album ‘Silent Alarm’ in 2005, which was voted NME’s ‘Indie Album of the Year’ as well as reaching number 3 on the UK Album Charts.

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The band soon reached international stardom, playing to sold out shows around the world. Releasing their second studio album in late 2006, the band’s goal was to craft an album that distanced them from the convential guitar band set-up by incorporating more electronically processed beats and additional instrumentation. Receiving impressive reviews from critics, the album peaked at number 12 in the US Billboard charts, whilst reaching number 2 in Australian and the UK respectively. The Guardian included it in its list of ‘1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die’.
Their third album was released August 2008, trying to further distance themselves from a traditional rock set-up by incorporating even more electronic elements and unconventional musical arrangements, and was their last before going on hiatus in October 2009 to work on side projects, including Kele’s self titled endevour, Russell’s electronic duo ‘Pin Me Down’ (featured on Kitsuné Maison Compilation 5) and Gordon’s band ‘Young Legionnaire’ (including the drummer of La Roux).

Having officially announced their reformation in early 2011, with members stating they’re working on new material for an album to be released in the next year or so, the upcoming Australian DJ Set tour in October will be their first official shows since October 31 2009.

Lead guitarist, songwriter and avid vegetarian; Russell Lissack will be donning the touring duties, being hugely accomplished behind the decks, filling dancefloors since 2005. Having a foot in both dance and indie camps, crowds can expect to see a mix of dance anthems with very special indie classics, edits and remixes.

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