Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Announces First North American Solo Tour, Plays Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal

Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Announces First North American Solo Tour, Plays Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal
With his debut solo effort The Boxer just around the corner, Bloc Party front-man Kele Okereke needs to get the promotion ball rolling. As such, he's announced a hefty North American tour to promote the release.

The tour kicks off in Chicago on July 23, and continues through the United States. At the end of July, Kele will pop up in Canada for shows in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Then, it's back into the United States for a final two-week trip.

As we previously reported, The Boxer will be released on June 21 and will likely feature contributions from XXXchange, Hudson Mohawke and Spank Rock. Lead single "Tenderoni" can be heard and remixed here.

Tour dates:

7/23 Chicago, IL - Subterranean
7/24 Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
7/25 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
7/27 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
7/29 Toronto, ON - Mod Club
7/30 Ottawa, ON - Capitol Music Hall
7/31 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival
8/2 Boston, MA - Middle East
8/3 New York, NY - Webster Hall
8/6 Philadelphia, PA - Making Time at Voyeur
8/7 Washington, DC - 9 -30 Club
8/9 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
8/10 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
8/12 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
8/13 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey