Bloc Party today announce they will play their seminal debut album Silent Alarm live and in full for the first time to audiences across Europe this autumn. The band will play a handful of special shows across European, including one in 3Arena on Monday, 22 October 2018.
Silent Alarm was released in 2005 to widespread critical and commercial success, achieving multi-platinum sales and earning Bloc Party a Mercury Prize nomination. The album has since been heralded as one of the most influential and important of the decade by outlets as diverse as Pitchfork, Q, Newsweek, Spin, Complex and Clash, and was named in numerous lists collating the best albums of the decade, whilst NME named it as one of the best of all time.
Praise for Silent Alarm
“ charismatic sophistication and outstanding songwriting ” - Pitchfork (2005)
“‘Silent Alarm’ is the unpigeonholeable soundtrack to 21st-century life as a cast-off” - NME (2005)
“ Pointed pop tunes that yelp and cry, and tug at your heart” - Rolling Stone (2005)
“a seismic charge that shook the very foundations of ‘indie’” - Clash (2015)
“ a long-overdue reminder of how urgent and exciting rock could be” - Complex (2018)