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Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke announces first ever solo acoustic tour

2017-04-03
Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke has announced dates for brand new European solo tour. The musician, who has released two solo albums as well as five records as part of the British indie rock band, will embark on his ever solo acoustic tour in May. Kele will play six dates around Europe, including at UK gig at London's St Pancras Old Church, and has promised fans "a mix of old and new songs." The 35-year-old former Attitude cover star came out as gay in 2010 ahead of the release of his debut solo album The Boxer, which spawned singles 'Tenderoni' and 'Everything You Wanted'. He released solo follow-up Trick in 2014, and continues to record with Bloc Party, whose last album Hymns was released in 2016. Speaking to Attitude in 2010, Kele revealed that he had faced pressure not to speak about his sexuality in public following the band's rise to fame following the release of their 2005 debut album Silent Alarm. "One of the band members told me he didn't think I should talk about it right now. Which I found surprising," he recalled at the it time. "I never really forgave him for it, to be honest." Kele's European tour dates are as follows: 12 May - Moby Dick, Madrid 13 May - Covo Club, Bologna 17 May - Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin 18 May - Melkweg, Amsterdam 19 May - Cafe De la Danse, Paris 21 May - Les Nuits Botanique @ Musée, Botanique, Brussels 22 May - St Pancras Old Church, London Tickets are on sale now here. More stories: ‘Cucumber’ creator Russell T Davies reveals why he thinks the show lost so many viewers Kylie Minogue refused to cut gay kisses from ‘All the Lovers’ music video, director reveals