BASTILLE TO BRING WILD, WILD WORLD TOUR TO BARCLAYS CENTER ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017Oct 3, 2016
BROOKLYN (October 3, 2016) – British indie pop band Bastille will bring its Wild, Wild World Tour to Barclays Center on Thursday, March 30, 2017.
Tickets to the show go on sale Friday, October 7 at 11 a.m. and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, www.barclayscenter.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets are available in person at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, Oct. 8 at noon (if tickets are still available).
The band is touring in support of its second album, “Wild World,” which debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart. “Wild World” is the follow-up to 2013’s “Bad Blood,” which also debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart. “Bad Blood” has sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles.
“Good Grief,” the first single from Wild World, has more than 39 million streams globally on Spotify to date, including 7 million in the U.S. alone. In the U.K., the track reached No. 1 on Apple Music’s Hot Tracks chart and the Shazam chart. Views for the official “Good Grief” video, which can be seen HERE, now exceed six million.
Rolling Stone hailed Bastille as “Brit pop’s new crown princes” and noted, “‘Wild World’ has stadium ambitions.” Entertainment Weekly observed, “The UK foursome expanded their influences with dizzying effects…EDM-style builds and drops propel enormous hooks, while handclap rhythms and drum machines carry sunny sing-alongs.” Q Magazine awarded it four stars and noted, “[Bastille’s] timely second album hits the right spot.” In another four-star review, DIY Magazine observed, “Opener ‘Good Grief’ sets the tone brilliantly, its pomp and grandeur juxtaposed perfectly with Dan Smith’s dark-tinged tale of coping with life after death.”
Lead singer Dan Smith started Bastille alone in his bedroom five years ago, and released 300 copies of debut single “Flaws/Icarus.” Joined by Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards), the band line-up was complete. Bastille’s debut album, Bad Blood, contained the 5x Platinum single “Pompeii” and the Gold-certified tracks “Bad Blood” and “Flaws.” “Pompeii” topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs charts.