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.
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 Tributes paid to 'lovely' teenager as police continue murder probe
- 2 Four Norfolk gastropubs named among best in UK
- 3 Man charged with murder of 19-year-old daughter
- 4 'Heartbreaking' - Vandals force landmark church to close after damage spree
- 5 Two men charged with murder after death in Downham Market
- 6 Hospital worker set for £60,000 payout after raising 'bullying' concerns
- 7 Cyclist's relief as driver is convicted following traumatic accident
- 8 Woman 'shocked' after brick thrown through living-room window
- 9 Toddler died after getting trapped between stair gates
- 10 Fire at farm near Taverham being treated as arson
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.