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Bloc Party frontman announces solo debut

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    Now that Oasis and Blur are out of the picture, you’d think Bloc Party would take full advantage of being Britain’s most popular band. However, the quartet decided to take a different approach, instead choosing to go on an indefinite hiatus. That said, not all is bad in the world of Bloc Party!

    As previously reported, frontman Kele Okereke is using his time off to ready his first ever solo album. On June 21st (in the UK), he’ll release the finished product, a 1o-track effort titled The Boxer.

    According to NME, the album, which will be under Okereke’s solo title Kele, was produced mainly in New York with producer XXXchange. Kele noted that the record will showcase a more dance-tinged sound than that of his main outfit:

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    “I’ve been into clubbing for years,” Kele said. “I’ve said from the beginning I’m into dance, it gets me excited and I think this record is going to go some way to prove that to people, hopefully.”

    The Boxer will be preceded by the single ‘Tenderoni’ on June 14th. In support of the release, Kele has mapped out a series of U.K. tour dates for this summer, which you can find below.

    Kele 2010 Tour Dates:
    05/14 – Limerick, IE @ Dolans
    05/15 – Cork, IE @ Cyprus Avenue
    05/16 – Dublin, IE @ The Academy
    05/17 – Belfast, IE @ Spring and Airbrake
    05/20 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
    05/21 – Hamburg, DE @ Prinzenbarhalle
    05/22 – Berlin, DE @ Weekend Club
    06/12 – Manchester, UK @ Warehouse Project Fest
    06/16 – Ferropolis, DE @ Melt Festival
    08/27 – Paris, FR @ Rock En Siene
    08/28 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
    08/29 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
    08/31 – Ibiza, ES @ Ibiza Rocks

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