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09/03/2013 Download



September 3, 2013


Bad Blood, Bastille’s Debut ALBUM,

IS Out Today

“Pompeii,” The Album’s Lead Single, Is Top 10 At Alternative Radio And Video Has Racked Up More Than 36 Million Views

Band Headlines iTunes Festival This Sunday

And Launches Sold Out North American Tour September 16

Bastille Performs On Outdoor Stage Of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

On Tuesday, September 17


Bad Blood (Virgin Records), the full-length debut from the U.K. band Bastille, is available Stateside beginning today. It follows the group’s four-song Haunt EP, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart in June. Bad Blood entered the U.K. albums chart at No. 1 earlier this year and is the first debut album of 2013 to be certified Platinum in the U.K. The U.S. version of Bad Blood includes three bonus tracks – “The Silence,” “Weight of Living, PT. I” and “Laughter Lines.”

In celebration of the album’s release here, Bastille will kick off its first-ever North American tour on September 16 and appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on September 17, performing on the show’s outdoor stage. The tour, which is completely sold out, includes shows at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (September 18), the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn (September 27) and New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (September 30). See below for itinerary. Bastille will headline the iTunes Festival in London this Sunday, September 8. The festival will be streamed live around the globe via the iTunes Festival app, the iTunes Store and Apple TV.

“Pompeii,” the lead single from Bad Blood, is a Top 10 hit at Alternative radio. The anthemic track captures a conversation between two charred bodies, frozen in time, caught in the ash that engulfed the Roman city. “Pompeii” is getting major airplay at alternative radio stations such as KROQ-Los Angeles, Q87.7-Chicago, LIVE 105-San Francisco, KDGE-Dallas, WRFF-Philadelphia, DC101-Washington, KNRK-Portland and SiriusXM AltNation, where it recently topped “The Alt-18 Countdown.” The “Pompeii” video has more than 36 million views and has been added to FUSE Favorite, LOGO’s NewNowNext and mtvU. It is being featured in JetBlue’s in-flight video program this month.

“‘Bad Blood’ is an album crafted in one of modern pop’s greatest refineries,” said Artrocker, awarding it five stars, while noted it is “as infectious as it is dramatically powerful.” BBC Music observed, Bastille really deliver,” Q named Overjoyed” as “Track of the Day” and the band was featured in Billboard’s “Bubbling Under” column.

Bastille founder Dan Smith and his band mates – Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons and Chris “Woody” Wood – have been playing and touring together for more than two years. While each has his main role in the band, they effortlessly trade places on vocals, keyboards and percussion. Bastille’s spring 2013 U.K. headline tour sold out immediately, with all 44,000 tickets gone in a day. The band played numerous international festivals over the summer, documenting their travels in a series of video clips that can be viewed at Cinema Pompeii (, a site where Bastille presents a handcrafted selection of videos and performances.

Bastille – North American Fall Tour

9/16 San Diego, CA House of Blues SOLD OUT

9/18 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre SOLD OUT

9/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall SOLD OUT

9/20 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge SOLD OUT

9/21 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern SOLD OUT

9/23 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall SOLD OUT

9/25 Toronto, ON The Opera House SOLD OUT

9/27 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg SOLD OUT

9/28 Washington, DC 9:30 Club SOLD OUT

9/29 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer SOLD OUT

9/30 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom SOLD OUT


For more information on BASTILLE, contact:

Ambrosia Healy

The Fun Star

Erin Cooney

The Fun Star

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