Kele: ‘I Had A Meltdown’
Kele Okereke talks to Xfm about his solo album and “doing a Britney”
The O2 Evening Show With Steve Harris recently welcomed Kele Okereke on to the show to talk about his forthcoming solo album, ‘The Boxer’. Among the number of probing questions and areas of debate were his changing hairstyles, to which Kele light-heartedly (we think) replied:
“I was doing a Britney. I’d had enough and I needed to start again… I was having a meltdown. I was attacking photographers with my umbrella and not being so good to myself”.
He also talked about Bloc Party bandmate Russell Lissack’s new role within Ash.
“He was in an Ash tribute band. That’s when I first saw him play guitar.It’s bizarrely come full circle for him.
Kele has also announced a full UK tour to coincide with the release of ‘The Boxer’ on June 21.
14 Dolans, Limerick
15 Cyprus Avenue, Cork
16 The Academy, Dublin
17 Spring and Airbrake, Belfast
11 Plug, Sheffield
12 Warehouse Project Fest, Manchester
24 Digital, Brighton
1 Cockpit, Leeds
2 Academy 2, Oxford
3 University, Southampton
5 Waterfront, Norwich
6 Village Underground, London
8 Digital, Newcastle
12 Thekla, Bristol
13 Ultra!, Nottingham
14 O2 Academy 2, Birmingham
28 Leeds Festival, Leeds
29 Reading Festival, Reading
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