Bastille Continues 2014 Tour, Returns To North America In March

Ask any music fan in the UK and they will say Bastille tickets are their next purchase. Taking the music world by storm. Bastille are an English pop band formed in London in 2010. They began as a solo project by singer-songwriter Dan Smith, who later decided to form a band. The four-piece consists of members; Smith, Chris Wood, William Farquarson and Kyle Simmons. The name of the band derives from the French national holiday Bastille Day, an event celebrated on Smith's birthday, 14 July. Bastille debuted in June 2010 with a 7 inch single “Flaws” with “Icarus” as the b-side. Released through London-based independent record label, 'Young & Lost Club', only 300 copies were pressed. Nonetheless fans were now on the lookout for Bastille tickets in their city. In December 2010, EMI Music announced that they had offered Bastille a record contract with Virgin Records.



In 2011 Bastille followed up their debut single with the EP Laura Palmer.  After debuting further tracks online through sites such as YouTube and MySpace, the band received a great amount of attention from media and fans. The group subsequently secured a few support slots, and later performed at major UK festivals including Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight and Blissfields. Their lead single off their forthcoming debut LP, "Overjoyed" was subsequently released in April 2012. Their second single, "Bad Blood"  followed in August 2012, and achieved moderate success in the United Kingdom, charting at number ninety and increasing sales of Bastille tickets. The third track to be taken from Bad Blood, "Flaws" (a re-release of their first 7 inch single), became the group's first to enter the charts inside the Top 40, debuting at number twenty-one. In February 2013, ahead of the release of their debut album, the band's fourth single, "Pompeii", was released to huge demand, charting at number two in the UK and number six in the US.  Their debut studio album, titled Bad Blood, was released in March 2013 and debuted atop the UK Albums Chart.

Fans were able to get Bastille tickets for the Leeds and Reading Festival when Bastille played them on August 2013. "Laura Palmer" (re-released from the eponymous EP) was the fifth single to be released from the album. It was released in June 2013, and an accompanying video for the track premiered through the band's official VEVO. The group joined English rock band Muse as a supporting act on their The 2nd Law Tour in May 2013 and did so again in June 2013 seeing a spike in the sale of Bastille tickets.

In May 2013, Bastille released their Haunt EP in the US via iTunes. In July 2013 the band headlined their first UK summer music festival at Blissfields. The band was nominated for four Brit Awards at the 2014 ceremony, including for British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single of the Year and British Album of the Year, winning in the former category. As of February 2014, Bastille have sold over 2.07 million records in the UK alone.

Now, riding the success of their crossover single “Pompeii”, English rock group Bastille will be doing another round of US touring beginning this March. Playing many general admission venues such as Stage AE in Pittsburgh, Emo's in Austin and many House of Blues across the nation, a large amount of dates are long sold out. Many fans will be catching shortened sets at Coachella or Edgefest or be forced to explore the secondary market. Luckily we here at TicketIQ have you covered for either option. Check out our selection of Bastille tickets and explore full North American tour dates below:

Feb 26 - Academy - Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Feb 27 - Corn Exchange - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Feb 28 - Manchester Apollo - Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 01 - O2 Apollo Manchester - Manchester, United Kingdom
Mar 03 - Plymouth Pavilions - Plymouth, United Kingdom
Mar 04 - BIC - Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Mar 06 - Alexandra Palace - London, United Kingdom
Mar 10 - Casino de Paris - Paris, France
Mar 11 - Lotto Arena - Antwerp, Belgium
Mar 12 - Heineken Music Hall - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 14 – Palladium - Cologne, Germany
Mar 15 – Turbinenhalle - Oberhausen, Germany
Mar 16 - Pier2 - Bremen, Germany
Mar 18 – Sasazu - Prague, Czech Republic
Mar 19 - Haus Auensee - Leipzig, Germany
Mar 20 – Columbiahalle - Berlin, Germany
Mar 22 - Mediolanum Forum - Milan, Italy
Mar 23 – Odyssée - Lausanne, Switzerland
Mar 31 - Riviera Theatre - Chicago, IL
Apr 01 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
Apr 02 - The Garrick Centre - Winnipeg, Canada
Apr 04 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, Canada
Apr 05 - Union Hall - Edmonton, Canada
Apr 07 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, Canada
Apr 08 - Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA
Apr 10 - The Warfield - San Francisco, CA
Apr 19 - House of Blues Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV
Apr 20 - Marquee Theatre - Tempe, AZ
Apr 23 - House of Blues Houston - Houston, TX
Apr 25 - Emo's - Austin, TX
Apr 26 - Toyota Stadium - Frisco, TX
Apr 28 - The Cannery Ballroom - Nashville, TN
Apr 29 - Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
May 10 - Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
May 11 - Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
May 13 - The Ritz - Raleigh, NC
May 15 - The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater - Miami Beach, FL
May 16 - House of Blues Orlando - Orlando, FL
May 21 - The National - Richmond, VA
May 27 - Lifestyle Communities Pavilion -Columbus, OH
May 28 - Masonic Auditorium - Cleveland, OH
May 31 - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre -Indianapolis, IN
Jun 01 - Stage AE - Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 02 - Upstate Concert Hall - Clifton Park, NY
Jun 08 - Parklife Festival - Manchester, United Kingdom
Jun 13 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Boondall, Australia
Jun 14 - Hordern Pavilion - Sydney Nsw, Australia
Jun 15 - Festival Hall Melbourne - West Melbourne Vic, Australia
Jun 18 - Challenge Stadium - Perth, Australia
Jun 26 - Bråvalla Festival - Norrkoping, Sweden
Jul 01 - Hove Festival - Hove, Norway
Jul 05 - Open'er - Gdynia, Poland
Jul 06 - Rock Werchter - Werchter, Belgium
Jul 12 - OPTIMUS ALIVE - Lisbon, Portugal
Jul 18 – Longitude - Dublin, Ireland
Jul 20 – Positivus - Salacgriva, Latvia
Aug 01 - Granatos Live - Rumsiskes, Lithuania
Aug 03 - Arenal Sound - Burriana, Spain
Aug 10 – Boardmasters - Newquay, United Kingdom
Aug 14- SZIGET FESTIVAL - Budapest, France

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