EMMA LEE UEA LCR, Norwich
UEA LCR, Norwich
Bloc Party's second album, A Weekend In The City, hasn't even been released yet, but it's already been hailed by some critics as the most important record of the year.
And judging by the sneak preview the sold-out crowd got at UEA's LCR last night, they might not be far wrong.
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The second date of their tour was a homecoming of sorts - drummer Matt Tong is a former UEA student.
It's risky for a band to start a set with two new tracks but they got away with it, especially as they were followed by old favourites - Positive Tension, Blue Light and Banquet.
- 1 What can't open in Norfolk on May 17 - and why
- 2 Moment delivery driver walks through shop window
- 3 Five rare birds that have been spotted in Norfolk
- 4 Man kicked and punched in head by group of attackers
- 5 Martin Lewis: How to get your hands on £280 if you worked from home
- 6 Two Norfolk destinations named among most scenic in UK
- 7 Hotel owner on directing The Only Way is Essex stars in Norfolk
- 8 'It's a blow for the community' - Day centre closes after 43 years
- 9 9 long walking trails to explore in Norfolk
- 10 Residents' anger at Deliveroo motorcycle drivers using pavement shortcut
Always exciting live, with screaming walls of guitar and disco beats, the band were clearly having as much fun as the audience, with frontman Kele Okereke wearing a big grin for most of the set.
As he sings on their latest single, The Prayer, “Tonight... I will outshine all.” And they definitely did.