Bastille Coming to Roy Wilkins Auditorium Oct. 19
BRIT-WINNING BAND BASTILLE ANNOUNCES FALL 2014 DATES
Bastille Performs On “Late Night With Seth Meyers” On June 3
Chart-Topping Single “Pompeii” Sells Nearly 3 Million Downloads
While Follow-Up Single “Bad Blood” Is Top 5 At Alternative Radio
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium and JAM Productions announced today that U.K. band Bastille will make a stop in Saint Paul on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium Box Office, Ticketmaster Ticket Centers, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Bastille was introduced Stateside last summer with intimate, sold-out shows at Los Angeles’ Troubadour and San Francisco’s Popscene. In the past year, the band has completed three sold-out runs here and scored a multi-format smash hit with its debut single, “Pompeii,” which has sold nearly three million downloads.
Fans who sign up for Bastille’s North American mailing list at http://smarturl.it/BastillePreSale will receive exclusive access to pre-sale tickets on May 14 and May 15. In addition, fans who have made a purchase through the Bastille U.S. online store will also receive pre-sale ticket access. The store, which features exclusive fan bundles and more, is available at http://smarturl.it/BastilleStoreUS.
The band, which is currently on tour in the U.S., will perform on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on June 3.
"Bad Blood," Bastille’s debut album, entered the albums chart at No. 1 in the U.K., where it closed out 2013 as the biggest selling debut album and the biggest selling digital album. It has sold more than 750,000 units in the U.S. The band, which was named an MTV 2014 “Artist to Watch,” has received a BRIT Award (British Breakthrough Act) and a Woodie Award (Best Cover).
“Pompeii” topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart for four straight weeks and the Adult Alternative Songs chart for two weeks. It has spent more than 35 weeks on The Hot 100, where it’s currently in the Top 10. The track is certified 4x Platinum in Australia and New Zealand, double Platinum in the U.S. and Italy and Platinum in the U.K. and Belgium. The video for “Pompeii,” which can be seen here, has more than 90 million views.
“Bad Blood,” the follow-up single, is already in the Top 5 at Alternative radio and in the Top 20 at the AAA format. You can view the official video here and see the band performing “Bad Blood” live at the historic Troubadour during its first Los Angeles gig here.
For more information on BASTILLE, contact:
Ambrosia Healy, The Fun Star, [email protected]
Erin Cooney, The Fun Star, [email protected]
Press materials can be downloaded at http://thefunstar.com/