Following the success of the sold out ‘Bad Blood Tour’ earlier this year, Bastille are back for round two. Autumn 2013 will see their biggest tour to date. The band behind no.1 album ‘Bad Blood’, one of the biggest albums of the year, will appear in fifteen cities across the UK, including a show at London’s iconic O2 Academy Brixton on 15th October 2013.
It seems there is no stopping London-based Bastille whose ever increasing fan base are clearly connecting with the band’s haunting melodies, strong narratives and rhythmic backbone.
A busy summer in 2012 saw them play over 30 festivals, and culminated in a storming, tent-packed set at Reading and a live performance on BBC3. Festivals that they’ve already been confirmed for this summer include Bestival, Glastonbury, Benicassim, Secret Garden Party, Wakestock and many more.
Earlier this year Bastille took 16 UK cities by force, with the final two nights at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire selling out. The tour itself sold out months in advance too and saw fans ecstatically singing along to every word at every show.
The band’s come a long way considering that they played their first gig just two years ago. Before this, frontman Dan Smith was quietly making music in his bedroom to satisfy his own interests.
‘Bad Blood’ is the band’s debut album, which was released on EMI and soared to no.1 in the UK charts a week after their fourth single ‘Pompeii’ reached no.2 in the singles chart.
Given the indie music maelstrom, it’s a rarity to see a band achieve so much in such a short space of time but Bastille are paving their own way, creating great pop songs that are both absorbing and genre-defining.
Mon 07 October Bristol O2 Academy
Tue 08 October Yeovil Wetland
Wed 09 October Portsmouth Guildhall
Thu 10 October Norwich UEA
Sat 12 October Cambridge Corn Exchange
Sun 13 October Cardiff Great Hall
Tue 15 October London O2 Academy Brixton
Thu 17 October Leicester O2 Academy
Mon 21 October Leeds O2 Academy
Tue 22 October Manchester Academy
Wed 23 October Wed 23 October
Fri 01 November Newcastle O2 Academy
Sat 02 November Nottingham Concert Hall
Sun 03 November Birmingham O2 Academy
Mon 04 November Southend Pavilion