Bloc Party Announce North American Tour

Bloc Party Announce North American Tour
Now that the remodelled Bloc Party have blessed their fans with the release of Hymns, the UK group have unveiled plans to take the songs on a North American tour.

A leg of UK and European dates is already underway, while a few U.S. festival appearances are also booked in March. Today (February 2), the band unveiled a full North American tour schedule, which includes a stop at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 29.

The May and June stretch will find the band bringing along the Vaccines and pop group MS MR on select dates. The latter outfit will open the show in Toronto.

You'll find a full breakdown of Bloc Party's travel plans below, as well as a video for Hymns single "The Love Within."

As previously reported, Hymns is Bloc Party's fifth full-length studio release and the first to find founding members Kele Okereke and Russell Lissack performing with drummer Louise Bartle and bassist Justin Harris.

Tour dates:

02/02 Nottingham, UK - Rock City
02/04 Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy Newcastle
02/05 Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC Glasgow
02/06 Manchester, UK - Manchester Academy
02/08 Leeds, UK - O2 Academy Leeds
02/09 Cambridge, UK - Cambridge Corn Exchange
02/11 Brixton, UK - O2 Academy Brixton
02/12 Birmingham, UK -O2 Academy Birmingham
02/15 London, UK - Bush Hall
03/01 Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
03/02 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Q-factory
03/04 Paris, France - Le Trianon
03/05 Brussels, Belgium - La Madeleine
03/11-19 Austin, TX - SXSW
03/12 Phoenix, AZ - McDowell Mountain Festival
03/16 New York, NY - Irving Plaza
05/13-15 Atlanta, GA - Shaky Knees Festival
05/15 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle #
05/16 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore #
05/18 Richmond, VA - The Nartional #
05/19 Washington, DC - Echostage #
05/21 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall #
05/22 Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue #
05/23 Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom #
05/25 Kansas City, MO - Madrid Theatre ^
05/26 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ^
05/27 Detroit, MI - Majestic Theatre ^
05/29 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre ^
06/01 Philadelphia, PA - Fillmore ^
06/02 Boston, MA - House of Blues ^
06/03-05 New York, NY - Governors Ball Festival

# with the Vaccines
^ with MS MR