To mark the release of DOOM DAYS the band are excited to announce a run of 9 intimate dates throughout the UK supporting local venues in towns and cities away from the usual touring route.
These unique shows will give fans the opportunity to experience an ‘apocalyptic party’ club night, warming them up with DJ sets before taking them on a journey through the narrative of the album, which the band will play live from start to finish. Doom Days, Bastille’s grippingly confident third album, is a record of hope for turbulent times. Made by Dan Smith with bandmates Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, and producer Mark Crew, it sees the Grammy nominated, Brit winning four-piece stretch out and open up like never before.
Doom Days marks something of a shift in perception from its widely acclaimed No.1 predecessor ‘Wild World’, which confronted the world and the actions of those in power. Recorded throughout 2018 at the band’s South London studio, “One Eyed Jacks”, the new album captures the need to temporarily switch off and escape whilst taking the listener on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse; be that screaming along to the radio in the back of an Uber careering through the city (the electric Quarter Past Midnight), getting loved up in the company of good friends (future classic 4AM), a casual hook-up (Another Place) or the end-of-night longing to be with somebody (the captivating Those Nights). It revels in the bad decisions we make both personally in our relationships and collectively on a macro scale (Bad Decisions), tells a relatable tale of being cornered into a deep discussion about the world’s problems when all you want to do is have a good time (Million Pieces), and wryly confronts modern anxieties, taking side-swipes at phone addiction, porn addiction, fake news and climate change denial (the uncompromising Doom Days).
Friday 29 Nov 2019 – Coventry – Warwick Arts Centre
Sat 30 Nov 2019 – Carlisle – The Sands Centre
Sun 01 Dec 2019 – Aberdeen – Music Hall
Tue 03 Dec 2019 – Bradford – St. George’s Hall
Wed 04 Dec 2019 – Grimsby – Auditorium
Thu 05 Dec 2019 – Llandudno – Venue Cymru Theatre
Sat 07 Dec 2019 – Torquay – The Foundry
Sun 08 Dec 2019 – Portsmouth – Pyramids Centre
Mon 09 Dec 2019 – Margate – Winter Gardens