Bloc Party announce eight UK tour dates for October

Kele Okereke from Bloc Party

Bloc Party have announced an eight-date UK tour starting in Newcastle on Friday 12 October.

The band, who release new album Four in August, will also play gigs in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham, Southampton, Bristol and Manchester.

They finish the tour just over a week later in Cambridge on 20 October.

The band is also playing several dates in America this August as well as a number of festivals across Europe including Ibiza Rocks in September.

Bloc Party - Kele Okereke, Russell Lissack, Gordon Moakes and Matt Tong - took a break between 2009 and last year.

The band pursued their own musical projects with 30-year-old Okereke releasing his first solo album, The Boxer, in 2010.

Bloc Party released their last studio album, Intimacy, in 2008.

The group's 2005 debut Silent Alarm won the Mercury Music Prize.

Tickets for Bloc Party's UK tour go on pre-sale on Wednesday 20 June.