British indie rock band Bloc Party is made up of Kele Okereke (vocals/rhythm guitar), Russell Lissack (lead guitar), Gordon Moakes (bass, synthesizers), and Matt Tong (drums). After taking a two year break I’m sure fans are happy to see these four guys back together making music.
Formed in 1999 musically they have been influenced by the likes of Radiohead, The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees. They released Silent Alarm, their debut album, in 2005. It was a smash hit and named the indie album of the year in 2006 and certified platinum in Britain. Due to their initial success their sophomore album was an even bigger commercial success. A Weekend in the City went all the way to number two on the UK charts and number twelve on the Billboard 200. After releasing their third album in 2008, which was almost as successful as their second, they band went on hiatus starting in 2009. Several members went on to release solo albums. Having had enough of a break the band got back together in 2011.
In short order they released their fourth album entitled Four in 2012. All told the band has sold over 2 million albums worldwide.
-Date: June 6, 2013
-Website : www.blocparty.com
-Ticket Purchase : www.ticketmaster.ca
-Ticket Price: $43.15 (plus handling charges)
-Show Time: 8:00 p.m.
-Opening Act: Bear Mountain