Following a two-year absence Bloc Party have announced their live return to the UK with by confirming three intimate shows. Set to take place in June they will give fans the first chance to check out new material from the band’s forthcoming album ahead of their festival appearances throughout the summer.

Kele messaged Bloc Party fans this morning sating :“Hello internet, I know it’s been a long two and half years since bloc party last performed in the UK. Well it seems that wait is over, we are happy to announce a short run of intimate shows for our friends in the UK and our friends in the US. We will be playing choice cuts from our new record as well as some more familiar jams. We hope to see you soon.”

19 – Garage, Glasgow
20 – The Ritz, Manchester
21 – Koko, London

Tickets are on sale now, available through the band’s website.