Bloc Party: we'll give Earls Court a fitting farewell
- By Jack Preston -
- Jan 16, 2013
Bloc party have promised to “pull out all the stops” during their upcoming gig at London’s Earls Court, as the venue prepares to be demolished. The band are playing a headline show at the venue next month, while continuing their relationship with the Teenage Cancer Trust by auctioning off tickets to the gig.
Speaking to Red Room, the band explained their desire to see the venue off in style before the bulldozers come in: "We're very pleased to help the Teenage Cancer Trust, it's a cause that we care about very much and have always tried to support.
“Hopefully the auction will do well and raise lots of money, and for our part we'll be pulling out all the stops to make sure the gig is fitting farewell to an historic London venue!"
The show will be followed by the release of new single ‘Truth’, out on February 25th, taken from last year’s celebrated comeback album ‘Four’.
The 77 acre Earls Court site is set to make way for 7,500 homes, as part of a 20 year scheme by the London boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham.