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Bloc Party to play ‘Silent Alarm’ in full at one-off London show next summer

A stacked line-up will also join the indie icons in Crystal Palace.

By Nick Reilly

Bloc Party (Picture: Wunmi Onibudo)

Bloc Party have announced a one-off London show next summer, where they’ll play debut album Silent Alarm in its entirety to mark 20 years of the seminal record.

The Noughties indie icons will head to Crystal Palace Park on Sunday July 7 for the show, with a stacked support bill that includes the likes of The Hives, Friendly Fires, The Mysterines and Connie Constance.

As an official press release states, the show offers the promise of “seminal debut album Silent Alarm played in its entirety as well as more of their greatest hits”.

“We’ve been having so much fun playing shows over the past year, so it makes sense to do something special for old and new fans, celebrating twenty years of Bloc Party,” said frontman Kele Okereke.

“We heard from a lot of people that they couldn’t get tickets for the Silent Alarm gigs, so a one-off summer party playing that and the bangers feels like the right thing to do.” 

Tickets will go on sale this Friday (December 10) from 10AM and you can buy them here.

In addition, the group also confirmed they will be adding every missing song to their streaming catalogue. “It’s taken a long time for all the boring admin to get sorted, but by the end of next year we intend for every track, remix and ep to be live,” they said.

The latest date comes at the end of a year that has seen Bloc Party hitting the road with Paramore in both the UK and the US. Okereke memorably joined Williams onstage at The O2 in April to perform a stripped-back take on Bloc Party’s early track ‘Blue Light’.

Williams hailed the performance as a “bucket list” moment as she invited Kele to perform the Silent Alarm track, hours after the band had supported Paramore on the final date of their UK tour.

Bloc Party’s most recent release came in this year’s High Life EP, which followed on from 2022’s Alpha Games, their sixth album.