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No more Bloc Party? Maybe.

on July 30, 2009, 2:30pm

Kele Okereke, lead singer and guitarist of the band that produced three genre-busting albums claims that the party might be over. In a discussion with Triple J regarding any future Bloc Party album releases, the Liverpool native said, “We don’t know what the future holds. It’s weird, we’re out of contract now so… we might take a year off, we might take three years off…. we might never make a record again or we might head straight back in and do a record. We’ll see how we feel come the end of this touring cycle.”

Okereke’s comments were made in the middle of a long and exhaustive tour, however it should still be noted. Signs have been shooting through the internet of the band’s foreseeable future. Gordon Moakes temporarily quit the band last year to go on paternity leave while Kele Okereke has been DJing a collection of classic house tunes from the ‘90s and after canceling performance dates in the U.S. and postponing the Japanese tour one can surmise a band that needs a break. Bloc Party intends on finishing the remainder of their tour dates that continues through November 19th but with many cancellations even that may be doubtful.

Good news comes with the upcoming release of the band’s latest single, “One More Chance” — a song that extends the electronica antics of Intimacy and completes the slight departure from its post-punk roots is due on August 19th from Wichita Records. Don’t worry. We have the accompanying video for the single.

Bloc Party 2009 Tour Dates:
08/06 – Portimao, PT @ Rock One Festival
08/21 – St. Polten, AT @ Frequency Festival
08/29 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/30 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
10/02 – Blackpool, UK @ Empress Ballroom
10/03 – Edinburgh, UK @ Picture House
10/04 – Inverness, UK @ Iron Works
10/06 – Aberdeen, UK @ Music Hall
10/07 – Dunfermline, UK @ Alhambra
10/08 – Hull, UK @ City Hall
10/10 – Sheffield, UK @ Academy
10/11 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
10/12 – Lincoln, UK @ Engine Shed
10/14 – Stoke, UK @ Victoria Hall
10/15 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
10/16 – Newport, UK @ Centre
10/18 – Llandudno, UK @ Arena
10/19 – Liverpool, UK @ University
10/20 – Bristol, UK @ Academy
10/22 – Truro, UK @ Hall for Cornwall
10/23 – Plymouth, UK @ Pavilion
10/24 – Brighton, UK # Centre
10/26 – Southend, UK @ Cliffs Pavilion
10/27 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange
10/28 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
10/30 – Reading, UK @ Rivermead
10/31 – Bournemouth, UK @ Bic
11/19 – Osaka, JP @ Club Quattro

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