Great news music fans! Bastille will be returning to South Africa to play three shows in three different cities in October 2017. The last time these British okes were on South African soil was in 2014 and they played to sold out crowds and rave reviews. They released “Wild World” (their second studio album) in Sept 2016 and they will be making their way back to SA as part of the “Wild World World Tour”.
I saw them at Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg in January 2014 and I must say that it was one of the best shows that I saw that year. If you have not seen them live yet and you’re going to one of their shows in October 2017, you’re in for a treat.
Bastille will in Cape Town on the 4th of October at the Grand West Area, in Durban at the Botanical Gardens on the 6th of October and in Johannesburg at Emmarentia Dam on the 7th of October. Tickets will are available for purchase on the Web Tickets website for R495.
Bastille shot to fame in 2013 with their massive hit single ‘Pompeii’. The crowd-pleasing hit has since amassed over 400 million views on YouTube. A year later their breakout success was rewarded when they received the Brit Award for the British Breakthrough Act. Their most recent achievement was the NME Award for Best Album for “Wild World”.
In 2014, the award-winning band performed in front of sell-out crowds for their debut tour of South Africa. Three years on, Bastille is expected to dominate the stage again, this time with an additional host city – Durban. The inclusion of Durban will make for a special visit for the indie pop sensations, with frontman Dan Smith having a close affiliation with the coastal city. Smith’s parents met and found love in Durban shortly before crossing the Atlantic to settle in London, England.
“We’re really excited about heading back to South Africa for these shows,” says frontman Dan Smith. “We had such an incredible time playing in Cape Town and Johannesburg a few years ago, so we can’t wait to head back again with some new music and a date in Durban as well.”
The DNA of Bastille’s music is pulled expertly from the nostalgic synth-pop beats of the 80s to harder notes of rock. Their latest album is a fusion of all these styles to create a mash-up that shakes the senses. Fans will be able to enjoy all this in just a few months time.
To get yourself in the mood for these shows, crank up their song “Blame” below:
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