Bloc Party Return to America

Bloc Party kick off the U.S. leg of their tour in support of their fourth album, "Four" at The Wellmont Theater

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Bloc Party kick off the U.S. leg of their tour in support of their fourth album, "Four" at The Wellmont Theater. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Opening the night was IO Echo. Photos by Michel Dussack
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While the group consists of only two official members, they were joined by two touring members on stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Singer Ionna Gika stole the set though, with her powerful vocals and dominating stage presence. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Ionna stands on one of her monitors while singing. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bloc Party's vocalist and guitarist, Kele Okereke. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bassist and synth player Gordon Moakes illuminated by one of the many strobe lights on the stage. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Last time we caught Bloc Party, they sold out three massive shows at Terminal 5 to preview material from "Four". Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bloc Party's lead guitarist Russell Lissack. Photos by Michel Dussack
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With "Four" finally released, the band drew heavily from it during their nineteen song set. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bloc Party's drummer Matthew Tong. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The venue was filled with enthusiastic fans who jumped and sang along with Kele's every word. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band also brought along a lighting rig that far exceeded the typical lights for a venue of this size. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Strobe lights dominated the setup and seemed to illuminate the crowd even more than the band. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Their set spanned over ninety minutes and included two encores. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The most energetic part of the show was in the first encore with three massive hits closing it out. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Those songs were "Ares", "Flux", and "Helicopter" respectively. Photos by Michel Dussack
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The band quickly returned for a second encore that lasted two songs. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Kele also referenced playing The Stone Pony the last time the band was in New Jersey, and how he learned that making jokes about Bon Jovi could be dangerous. Photos by Michel Dussack
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Bloc Party closed out the night with "This Modern Love", a fitting end for a band that has one of the most loyal fanbases around. Photos by Michel Dussack
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