More About Bastille
Bastille group began as a solo project by lead vocalist Dan Smith, but later expanded to include keyboardist Kyle Simmons, bassist and guitarist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris “Woody” Wood. The name of the band derives from Bastille Day, which is celebrated on 14 July, the date of Smith’s birthday.
After an independently released debut single and a self-released EP, the band signed to Virgin Records. Their first studio album, Bad Blood, was released in March 2013 and entered the UK Albums Chart at number one and included the hit single “Pompeii” which peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart. The band was nominated for four Brit Awards at the 2014 ceremony, winning the British Breakthrough Act. As of February 2019, Bastille have sold over nine million records worldwide.
The band announced their third studio album, which is to be released on 14 June 2019. Speaking to NME, Smith said “We never really stop writing and recording, but I can confirm we spent a lot of this year writing our third album.” On 1 September 2017, the band headlined the annual Pilton Party Held at Pilton Worthy Farm, home of Glastonbury Festival. On 9 November 2017, the band released a music video for “World Gone Mad”, a song for the Netflix movie Bright. On 23 November 2017, Craig David and Bastille released “I Know You,” the second single from David’s album, The Time Is Now. The single peaked at number 5 in 2018.
On 9 May 2018, “Quarter Past Midnight”, the first single from the group’s third album Doom Days was aired on BBC Radio 1. On 17 August 2018, Bastille and Marshmello released their single “Happier”, which reached a high of 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 2019.
In early December 2018, the band announced a release date of 6 December 2018 for their single “Grip” which features EDM duo Seeb. Also released was “Other People’s Heartache, Pt IV” on 7 December 2018 which featured the likes of Craig David, Jacob Banks, James Arthur, Kianja, Lily Moore, Moss Kena, Rationale, Swarmz, and S-X. A limited edition Record Store Day 2019 version of the mixtape was released in independent record shops on 13 April 2019.
On 25 April 2019, Bastille released the second single and title track from their third album Doom Days. On 2 May 2019, the third single from the album, “Joy”, was premiered on Scott Mills’ show on BBC Radio 1. On that same radio show, and simultaneously on social media, Smith announced that the album will be released on 14 June 2019.
Bastille 2019 Tour Dates
9/16 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met
9/17 | Boston, MA| Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
9/18 | Montreal, QC | Place Bell
9/20 | Toronto, ON | Budweiser Stage
9/21 | Washington, DC | Anthem
9/22 | Pittsburgh, PA | Stage AE
9/24 | New York, NY | Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
9/27 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena
9/28 | Richmond, VA | Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
9/29 | Columbus, OH | Express Live!
10/1 | Detroit, MI | Masonic Temple Theatre
10/2 | Chicago, IL | Chicago Theatre
10/4 | Denver, CO | The Mission Ballroom
10/5 | Salt Lake City, UT | Saltair
10/7 |Portland, OR | Theatre of The Clouds @ Moda Center
10/8 | Vancouver, BC | Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena
10/9 | Seattle, WA | WAMU Theatre
10/11 | Berkeley, CA | Greek Theatre
10/12 | Los Angeles, CA | Greek Theatre
10/13 | San Diego, CA | CalCoastal Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/15 | Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre
10/17 | Dallas, TX |South Side Ballroom
10/18 | Houston, TX | White Oak Music Hall Lawn
10/19 | Austin, TX | Austin 360 Amphitheater
10/21 | Birmingham, AL | BJCC
10/22 | Nashville, TN | Municipal Auditorium
10/23 | Atlanta, GA | Roxy Theatre
10/25 | Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater
10/26 | Jacksonville, FL | Daily’s Place Amphitheater
10/27 | Miami, FL | Bayfront Park Amphitheater
10/29 | Mexico City, MX | Pepsi Center