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Ambrosia Healy

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Erin Cooney

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Bastille

08/07/2013 Download
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Bastille To Headline iTunes Festival On September 8 Band To Perform On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday, September 17 North American Tour Sold Out “Pompeii,” Lead Single From Debut Album Bad Blood, Is A Top 10 Hit At Modern Rock Radio

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Bastille To Headline iTunes Festival On September 8

Band To Perform On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday, September 17

North American Tour Sold Out

“Pompeii,” Lead Single From Debut Album Bad Blood,

Is A Top 10 Hit At Modern Rock Radio

Bastille – the top-selling debut act of 2013 in the U.K. – will headline the iTunes Festival on Sunday, September 8, at the Roundhouse in London. The festival will be streamed live around the globe via the iTunes Festival app, the iTunes Store and Apple TV. More information, including ticket information for U.K. fans, can be found at http://itunes.com/festival.

The U.K. band’s first North American tour, which will launch on September 16 in San Diego, is completely sold out. See below for itinerary. Bastille will appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on Tuesday, September 17, performing on the show’s outdoor stage.

Bad Blood (Virgin Records), Bastille’s full-length debut, is set for U.S. release on September 3. It follows the band’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 has remained in the Top 25 ever since.

The U.S. version of the album will include three bonus tracks – “The Silence,” “Weight of Living, PT. I” and “Laughter Lines.” Bad Blood is available for pre-order now on iTunes, where fans will instantly receive a download of “Flaws” http://smarturl.it/BadBloodPreOrder, and on Amazon http://smarturl.it/BadBloodAmzPre. Exclusive fan bundles, including a signed lithograph, collector’s box and more are also available for pre-order now via the band’s website http://smarturl.it/BadBloodbundles.

“Pompeii,” the lead single, is already Top 10 at Modern Rock radio, and has been added by numerous stations, including KROQ-Los Angeles, 98/7-Los Angeles, Live 105-San Francisco, Q877-Chicago, KTCL-Denver, WRFF-Philadelphia, KTBZ-Houston, DC101-Washington DC and SiriusXM’s Alt Nation. The “Pompeii” video has more than 32 million views.

Dan Smith, the founder of Bastille, envisioned the “Pompeii” clip as the novel I Am Legend if it were shot by the director of Drive, which hints at how inextricably intertwined music, film and literature are in his creative process. Rounding out Bastille’s lineup are Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons and Chris “Woody” Wood. The four musicians have been playing and touring together for more than two years and while each has his main role in Bastille, they effortlessly trade places on vocals, keyboards and percussion. The band’s spring 2013 U.K. headline tour sold out immediately, with all 44,000 tickets gone in a day, and they are playing major festivals in the U.K, Europe and Japan this summer.

“‘Bad Blood’ is an album crafted in one of modern pop’s greatest refineries,” observed Artrocker, awarding it five stars, while BBC Music said, Bastille really deliver.” Q named Overjoyed” as “Track of the Day,” noting, “[Bastille’s] bewitching mixture of softly delivered vocals and glitchy tracks creates an impressive atmosphere.”

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

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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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