This just in – Kele (of Bloc Party) has canceled his show at the 9:30 Club tomorrow night. Judging from a quick Google search, it looks like the rest of his US tour has been canceled as well. This comes just a few months after Kele abruptly post-poned his tour. Much like that postponement, today’s cancellation has come sans explanation. The 9:30 Club hasn’t received a press release or a reason and neither have we. Is it now safe to say that Kele is a little bit on the flaky side?
Perhaps the greatest casualty of Kele’s canceling is the DC area is deprived the chance to party down with excellent openers Does It Offend You, Yeah?. Sorry to all of you fans of Bloc Party and/or “The Boxer” who were looking forward to this one.
According to the 9:30 Club website: refunds are available at your point of purchase until 9/16/10.
As a way to say thanks to our loyal readers, We Love DC will be giving away a pair of tickets to a 9:30 Club concert to one lucky reader each week. Check back here every Wednesday morning at 9am to find out what tickets we’re giving away and leave a comment for your chance to be the lucky winner!
This week we’re giving away a pair of tickets to see Kele on Thursday, September 2nd at the 9:30 Club. (Note: Doors are 6:30pm)
Formerly known as Kele Okereke, the Bloc Party front man is touring to support his first solo album, “The Boxer”. On “The Boxer” Kele offers up a little more emotion and a lot more electronics than his mainline gig usually does. Listening to his album a few times, I’m having a difficult time imagining what this concert experience is going to be like. Judging from Kele’s choice in tour-mate, Does It Offend You Yeah?, it is probably safe to assume there will be a healthy does of danceable beats. This show is worth attending just to hear “We Are Rockstars“. No matter how over-played that song was a few summers ago, it still destroys.
For your chance to win these tickets simply leave a comment on this post using a valid email address between 9am and 4pm today. One entry per email address, please. Tickets for this show are also available through Ticketfly If today doesn’t turn out to be your lucky day, check back here each Wednesday for a chance to win tickets to other great concerts.
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