Bloc Party's Kele Okereke Shuts Down Hopes Of 'Silent Alarm' Anniversary Tour
Bloc Party went on a hiatus after playing the Latitude Festival last June, but rumors of a reunion tour gave fans hope of reconciliation.
Unfortunately, frontman Kele Okereke recently told Music Feeds that a 10th anniversary tour to celebrate their debut album, Silent Alarm, will not be happening.
"I think the most impressive thing that we could do as a band would be to respond [by] looking forward and keep on making music to say that we're still motivated," he began. "I think that's more important than revival or some kind of nostalgic experience. I feel that the band isn't some record - at this point it's a collection of records - and I feel that the best way to honor that would be to make more records, not just to look back to where we were."
But "making music" is a less concrete answer for those expecting Bloc Party to reignite the flame with tour dates.
"I don't think that sort of thing does much good for artists," Okereke said. "I always cringe a little bit when you hear about bands going around just touring on a kind of anniversary record. I feel that it just seems a little bit cynical."
After last June's Latitude performance, guitarist Russell Lissack was asked how long the hiatus would last.
"At least six months, maybe a year, maybe two years, it's hard to say," he said.
Meanwhile, Okereke has "no idea."
"I've been speaking to Russell, he's just had a baby so I think he's going to be out of action for a while," Okereke said.
The singer is set to release his second solo album, Trick, on Oct. 13. Here's the tracklist (via NME):
01. First Impressions
05. Like We Used To
06. Humour Me
07. Year Zero
08. My Hotel Room
09. Silver And Gold
10. Stay The Night