BASTILLE ANNOUNCES FALL EDITION OF
“WILD, WILD WORLD TOUR”
Run Kicks Off September 9 In Pittsburgh
Tickets Go On Sale To General Public Beginning Friday, May 19
Live Video For “Bad News” Released Today On Vevo
“Blame,” From Bastille’s Wild World, Enters Top 5 Of
Billboard’s Alternative Songs Chart
Bastille just wrapped up the U.S. leg of its extensive “Wild, Wild World Tour” over the weekend – and today the U.K. band announced plans to return to the States for a short jaunt in September. The run will kick off on September 9 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh and take the band to Norfolk, VA, Albany, NY, Providence, RI and Philadelphia, PA. Frenship will join on all dates, except Pittsburgh.
A limited number of presale tickets will be available to Bastille fans starting on Tuesday, May 16, at 10 AM local time at bastillebastille.com. The presale password will be revealed on the band’s Instagram Stories (available here: http://instagram.com/bastilledan) prior to the local onsale. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 19, at 10 AM local time. See below for itinerary.
A live video of Bastille’s Dan Smith and Will Farquarson performing “Bad News” was released today on Vevo and can be viewed HERE. In this intimate “Soundcheck Session,” shot in Vancouver, BC, Smith’s searing falsetto resonates throughout UBC Thunderbird Arena as Farquarson accompanies him on electric guitar prior to the band’s April 2017 show.
“Bad News” is from Bastille’s new album, Wild World (Virgin Records), which also contains the hits “Blame,” now in the Top 5 of Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart, and “Good Grief,” which charted at No. 1 on Mediabase’s Alternative Airplay chart and has more than 135 million streams globally to date. Wild World, which took Best Album honors at the NME Awards, is the follow-up to Bastille’s 2013 debut album, Bad Blood, which topped the Alternative Albums chart for four weeks and included the 5x Platinum single “Pompeii.”
Rolling Stone hailed Bastille as “Brit pop’s new crown princes” and NME observed, “their show is a masterclass in creativity and passion.” In a recent live review, Houston Press said, “The music was grandiose, anthemic and altogether entertaining. Fans rose to their feet when the band emerged, and remained upright for most of the evening, dancing along with Smith as he strode back and forth across the stage. On Wild World, Bastille doubled down on stadium rock, poising themselves to give Coldplay a run for their money…”
Bastille – “Wild, Wild World Tour 2017” Fall Edition
9/9 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
9/10 – Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convention Center
9/12 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
9/13 – Providence, RI @ Lupos Heartbreak Hotel
9/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore