Bloc Party Newcastle 2022: dates, how to get tickets for O2 City Hall and what is the setlist

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Bloc Party are coming to Newcastle.

Following the release of their highly anticipated sixth album Alpha Games, the band have embarked on a UK wide tour.

Alpha Games is the band’s first album since 2016, and fans were happy when the band dropped their first single from the album Traps in November 2021.

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They will be kicking off their tour in Birmingham before travelling to Newcastle to play the O2 City Hall.

Bloc Party perform at the Governors Ball Music Festival, June 3, 2016 in New YorkBloc Party perform at the Governors Ball Music Festival, June 3, 2016 in New York
Bloc Party perform at the Governors Ball Music Festival, June 3, 2016 in New York | AFP via Getty Images

So, when are Bloc Party coming to Newcastle?

Here’s everything you need to know about their upcoming tour.

When are Bloc Party playing Newcastle?

Bloc Party are scheduled to play the O2 City Hall in Newcastle on Thursday 2 June.

Doors are scheduled to open at 7pm.

Can I still get tickets?

Yes, tickets are still available via Ticketmaster.

At the time of publishing ticket prices started as low as £35 per ticket, and went up to £41.83 for resale tickets.

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Each order may have the additional admin and delivery charges applied. There can only be a maximum of four tickets purchased per order.

Where else in the UK are they playing?

Bloc Party’s 2022 UK tour dates are as follows:

  • 26 May 2022 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
  • 27 May 2022 – Rock City, Nottingham
  • 28 May 2022 – Alexandra Palace, London
  • 30 May 2022 – O2 Academy, Bristol
  • 31 May 2022 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
  • 02 Jun 2022 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
  • 04 Jun 2022 – O2 Academy, Leeds

What is the setlist?

The tour setlist has yet to be confirmed, however, fans will likely get the chance to hear the band’s most popular songs such as Helicopter, Flux, and The Prayer.

While the setlist may not be readily available yet, setlist.fm have posted a previous setlist used by the band that might give fans a better idea of what to expect when they see Bloc Party live in Newcastle.

The following is the setlist Bloc Party played at a gig in Utrecht, Amsterdam on 17 May 2022:

  • Day Drinker
  • You Should Know the Truth
  • Hunting for Witches
  • Rough Justice
  • Real Talk
  • Song for Clay (Disappear Here)
  • Banquet
  • In Situ
  • Sex Magik
  • By Any Means Necessary
  • Different Drugs
  • The Peace Offering
  • The Prayer
  • Ratchet

Encore:

  • Traps
  • If We Get Caught
  • Flux
  • Helicopter
  • This Modern Love

Who are Bloc Party?

Bloc Party are an English rock alternative band.

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The band is composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, sampler), Russell Lissack (lead guitar, keyboards), Justin Harris (bass guitar, keyboards, saxophones, backing vocals) and Louise Bartle (drums, percussion).

The band were first formed at Reading Festival in 1999 after Okereke bumped into old school pal Lissak.

The band went through several band names before settling on Bloc Party in 2003.

Throughout their career Bloc Party have produced six studio albums, three EPs and two remix albums, all of which have resulted in 22 singles.

Their albums are the following:

  • Silent Alarm (2005)
  • A Weekend in the City (2007)
  • Intimacy (2008)
  • Four (2012)
  • Hymns (2016)
  • Alpha Games (2022)

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