Performing Arts - Music | April 23 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
U.K. band Bastille made its debut in 2013 with the album Bad Blood, which entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1. It has since sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles. The global hit Pompeii was certified 5x Platinum in the U.S., where it topped Billboards Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. The singles Bad Blood and Flaws were certified Gold. Bastille won a BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act and received two GRAMMY® nominations and two American Music Awards nominations.
Rolling Stone hailed Bastille as Brit pops new crown princes upon the release of the bands second album, Wild World, which retained the vivid, filmic songwriting of its predecessor, but pushed the bands unique sound in new directions. In the U.K., Wild World debuted at No. 1 on the album chart and the first single, Good Grief, topped Apple Musics Hot Tracks chart and the Shazam chart. The band returns to the road with the extensive Wild, Wild World Tour. Founded by Dan Smith (vocalist/songwriter), Bastilles line-up is completed by Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards).