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Bastille

06/25/2013 Download
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BASTILLE ANNOUNCES FALL NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 25, 2013

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BASTILLE ANNOUNCES FALL NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR

Band Makes Its U.S. Television Debut on “Conan” On July 24

Haunt EP Enters Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums Chart At No. 1

“Pompeii” Video Views Top 25 Million

Bastille – the top-selling debut act of 2013 in the U.K. – will launch its first-ever North American headline tour on September 16 at the House of Blues in San Diego. The run, which will include shows at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre (September 18) and the Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY (September 27), will wrap up at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom on September 30. Tickets will go on sale beginning Thursday, June 27. See below for itinerary and on sale dates.

The band will make its U.S. television debut on “Conan” on July 24 following its sold-out shows at Pop Scene in San Francisco (July 22) and the Troubadour in Los Angeles (July 23). Bastille’s four-song EP Haunt – recently released digitally by Virgin Records – debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Albums chart. It will be available on CD and vinyl beginning July 23. The video for the EP’s first single, “Pompeii,” already has more than 25 million views, and can be seen here: http://smarturl.it/BastillePompeii. Additional videos can be seen at Cinema Pompeii (http://www.cinemapompeii.com/), a site recently launched by the band, featuring a handcrafted selection of videos and performances. Bad Blood, Bastille’s full-length debut, entered the U.K. albums chart at No. 1.

Dan Smith, the creative force behind Bastille, is a storyteller at heart, whose compositions are heavily influenced by the work of such directors as Dario Argento, David Lynch and Terrence Malick and authors Ian McEwan, Hubert Selby, Jr. and Brett Easton Ellis. Chris Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons complete Bastille’s lineup. While each has their main role in Bastille, they effortlessly trade places on vocals, keyboards and percussion, creating a musical tapestry interlaced with texture and experimentation. The band, which has opened for such artists as Two Door Cinema Club, Foster The People and Muse, will play numerous European festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Reading, Leeds, T in the Park and more.

Smith and Bastille really deliver,” said BBC Music. Overjoyed,” one of the songs included on Haunt, was tapped as “Track of the Day” by Q, which noted: “[Bastille’s] bewitching mixture of softly delivered vocals and glitchy tracks creates an impressive atmosphere.” Like the metaphysical cinema it is influenced by, the soundscapes of Bastille are ambitious in scope yet veiled with a distinct intimacy,” observed the Independent.

Bastille – North American Fall Tour

Date City/State/Province Venue On Sale Date

9/16 San Diego, CA House of Blues 6/29

9/18 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre 6/29

9/19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall 6/30

9/20 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge 6/28

9/21 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern 6/28

9/23 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall 6/28

9/25 Toronto, ON The Opera House 6/28

9/27 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 6/28

9/28 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 6/27

9/29 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer 6/28

9/30 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom 6/28

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For more information on BASTILLE, contact:

Ambrosia Healy

The Fun Star

ambrosia@thefunstar.com

Erin Cooney

The Fun Star

erin@thefunstar.com

or visit:

http://bastillebastille.com

http://cinemapompeii.com

https://twitter.com/BASTILLEdan

http://www.facebook.com/bastilleuk

http://youtube.com/bastillevevo

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