Kele Okereke - Kele Okereke Not Interested In Silent Alarm Anniversary Tour
British rocker Kele Okereke has ruled out plans to embark on a 10th anniversary tour with Bloc Party next year (15) to celebrate the release of their debut album Silent Alarm.
The singer reveals he has no interest in taking a trip down memory lane to mark the occasion, because he finds anniversary treks cringe-worthy.
He tells MusicFeeds.com.au, "To be honest, I'm not so interested in looking backwards. I think the most impressive thing that we could do as a band would be to respond (by) looking forward and keep on making music to say that we're still motivated.
"I think that's more important than revival or some kind of nostalgic experience. I feel that the band isn't some record - at this point it's a collection of records - and I feel that the best way to honour that would be to make more records, not just to look back to where we were.
"I don't think that sort of thing does much good for artists. I always cringe a little bit when you hear about bands going around just touring on a kind of anniversary record. I feel that it just seems a little bit cynical."
The Helicopter hitmakers have been on hiatus since last summer (13), their second extended break since stepping out of the spotlight in 2009 to allow Okereke to focus on his solo career.