Bloc Party Trick Fans With Cryptic Countdown But Are Still Touring Canada

Bloc Party Trick Fans With Cryptic Countdown But Are Still Touring Canada
Bloc Party stirred up quite a bit of excitement over the weekend, only to leave fans with the bitter taste of disappointment. On Sunday, the UK group placed a mysterious countdown clock on their website, fuelling reports that the band could be pulling a Radiohead and revealing their upcoming studio album. However, when the clock disappeared early this morning, all fans were left with was a plug for a radio appearance — a move that has led to more than a few grumbles from fans.

"It's a bit pointless," wrote one user on a forum on NME, one of the first news outlets to break the story and subsequently get the rumour mill up and humming. "They could have just put up the info about the show on their website and not got our hopes up about the possibility of hearing new music straightaway."

Another user added, "Another reason not to be a Bloc Party fan!!”

The BBC Radio 1 show airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. GMT, but it’s unclear yet whether Bloc Party will take this opportunity to shed some light on their secretive, yet-to-be-titled third album, which follows up last year’s A Weekend in the City.

In other Bloc Party news, the band have lined up a string of Canadian dates. Here they are:

9/6 Toronto ON, Virgin Festival
9/9 Edmonton AB, Edmonton Events Centre
9/10 Calgary AB, MacEwan Hall
9/13 Fredericton NB, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival
9/14 Halifax NS, The Marquee Club
9/17 Montreal QC, Metropolis