Bloc Party Announce New Album ‘Four’

    Following a series of rumors and the band’s signing with Frenchkiss Records, today Bloc Party have officially announced their next studio album. The figure of four dominates the release. Their fourth album and their first for four years, the new record is sensibly entitled Four. It features production by Alex Newport (who has worked with The Mars Volta and At The Drive-In), was recorded and mixed in NYC and will drop on August 21 via Frenchkiss.

    Four will be backed by a massive North American and European tour, and a detailed list of the dates, as well as Bloc Party’s trailer for the new record, can be found below. 

    Bloc Party 2012 Tour:

    06.19 – Glasgow, UK: Garage

    06.20 – Manchester, UK: HMV Ritz

    06.21 – London, UK: Koko

    06.29 – Borlange, SE: Peace and Love Festival

    07.05 – Sesimbra, PT: Super Bock Super Rock

    07.06 – Gdynia, PL: Open’er Festival

    07.08 – Turku, FI: Ruisrock Festival

    07.12 – Bilbao, ES: Bilbao BBK Live

    07.13-15 – Ferropolis, DE: Melt! Festival

    07.28 – Byron Bay, AU: Splendour in the Grass

    07.30 – Honolulu, HI: The Republik

    08.03 – Los Angeles, CA: HARD Summer Music Fest

    08.04 – Chicago, IL: Lollapalooza

    08.05 – Montreal, QC: Osheaga Festival

    08.07 – New York, NY: Terminal 5

    08.08 – New York, NY: Terminal 5

    08.09 – New York, NY: Terminal 5

    08.11 – Las Vegas, NV: The Cosmopolitan

    08.16 – Kiewitt, BE: Pukkelpop

    08.17 – Biddinghuizen, NL: Lowlands Festival

    08.18 – St. Polten, AT: Frequency Festival

    08.24 – Paris, FR: Rock en Seine

    08.25 – Zurich, CH: Open Air Festival

    09.04 – Mallorca, ES: Mallorca Rocks

    09.05 – Ibiza, ES: Ibiza Rocks

    11.03 – Nantes, FR: Le Stereolux

    11.04 – Lyon, FR: Le Transbordeur

    11.05 – Bordeaux, FR: Le Rocher de Palmer

    11.07 – Toulouse, FR: Le Bikini

    11.08 – Milan, IT: Alcatraz

    11.11 – Hamburg, DE: Docks

    11.12 – Stuttgart, DE: Theatrehaus

    11.13 – Dresden, DE: Eventwerk

    11.15 – Munich, DE: Tonhalle

    11.18 – Copenhagen, DK: Vega

    11.20 – Oslo, NO: Rockafeller