Those boys from the Bloc, they be touring. Well, in early 2009. And only a bit: a pair of dates in Glasgow, Manchester and Wolverhampton. Londoners need to wait until April, unless they've a further announcement up their sleeves.
What they do have planned is a new single. 'Talons' is out on October 20 courtesy of Wichita (including the last ever Phones remix, as we reported last week), and third album Intimacy is available online now. For a price. On the topic of 'doing-a-Radiohead-but-not-really', Kele Okereke had this to say to XFM last week:
"We don't live in a world where things are given to people for free… Radiohead were in a very specific position - they didn't have a record deal and they could do what they wanted. We have an obligation to sell records because we're contractually obliged to Wichita to sell records and not give them away. I'm not entirely sure I'd want to either"
And here's those dates. Tickets? On sale September 26.
24/25 Glasgow Academy
27/28 Manchester Apollo
30/31 Wolverhampton Civic
11 London Olympia
Video: Bloc Party, 'Talons'