Get ready to roll this October with reverberating sounds from Bastille
British rock band, Bastille will be in South Africa from 3 to 8 October for three shows. The band will start their South African Tour with a performance in Cape Town at the Grand Arena, Grand West on 4 October before they travel to Durban for their second show at the Botanic Gardens on 6 October. Bastille will round off their South African Tour the following day in Johannesburg at the Emmarentia Dam.
The band comprised of Dan Smith (Lead Vocals), Kyle Simmons (Guitarist, Bassist and Backing Vocals), Will Farquason (Bassist, Guitarist and Backing Vocals) and Chris Wood (Drums and Backing Vocals) will be performing in South Africa for the second time. They first toured South Africa in 2014 where their love for the rainbow nation grew, “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,” says Smith.
Bastille is expecting to perform to stand out crowds just like they did in 2014.
Bastille’s rise to prominence has been phenomenal. The group’s debut album, Bad Blood, was ranked the best selling digital album in Britain in 2013. Pompeii, the first single to be released from the debut album was the most streamed song for 2013 in the UK and it spent 92 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 a feat equalled only by Pharrell’s Happy. Pompeii has amassed over 400 million views on YouTube.
Having released their second Album, “Wild World” Bastille will be coming to South Africa as part of the Wild, Wild World Tour.
The band has received numerous accolades over the years. Their debut album was duly rewarded with a Brit Award for the British Breakthrough Act. They have also received the NME Award for Best Album for “Wild World” and were nominated 4 times for Brit Awards in 2014. Over the years, Bastille has sold over 2.5 million records in the UK and 5 million records in the US.
Performing alongside Bastille will be Rationale (Tinashe Fazakerly) a Zimbabwean born British singer-songwriter. Rationale has 3 albums to date, Saved (2010), Confines (2015) and Rationale (2017). Rationale’s music is soulful RnB mixed with indie pop style and electric influences.
Another artist touring with Bastille in South Africa is Mondo Cozmo. Mondo Cozmo born Joshua Keith Ostrander is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He has released two albums to date, Speak-Ahh (2011) and Plastic Soul (2017). Songs, “Shine” and “Automatic” from his latest album are receiving rave reviews in the music circles.
The tickets for the upcoming shows are going for R495 from Web tickets.
Date 4 October 2017
Venue Grand Arena, Grand West
Date 6 October 2017
Venue Botanic Gardens
Date 7 October 2017
Venue Emmarentia Dam