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Bastille announce new album and UK tour dates

By | Published on Friday 3 May 2019


Bastille have announced that they will release their third album, ‘Doom Days’, next month. June, they call it. The month that’s next, I mean. Not the new album. I already told you that’s called ‘Doom Days’. Though if that title sounds like a bit of a downer to you, then can I direct you instead to new single ‘Joy’? That sounds much nicer, doesn’t it?

The single closes the album, explains the band’s Dan Smith: “That glimmer of hope at the end of the album says everything. The smallest human gesture can pull you back from the brink”. Yeah, so, before all that it’s going to be as downbeat as you feared, covering phone addiction, porn addiction, fake news and climate change denial. And that’s just the title track.

Anyway, forget that, here’s a song about being pleased to get a phonecall:

The band will be on tour later this year too. You know, like bands do when they’ve got a new album out. I don’t know why you’re always so surprised by that.

Here are the dates:

29 Nov: Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
30 Nov: Carlisle, The Sands Centre
1 Dec: Aberdeen, Music Hall
3 Dec: Bradford, St George’s Hall
4 Dec: Grimsby, Auditorium
5 Dec: Llandudno, Venue Cymru Theatre
7 Dec: Torquay, The Foundry
8 Dec: Portsmouth, Pyramids Centre
9 Dec: Margate, Winter Gardens