London quartet Bastille look set to have another incredible year after huge success in 2013. Not only have they cemented their position as the biggest new band in Britain but they’re also making huge waves across the pond and beyond. Now the band are re-releasing Flaws.
Flaws was taken from their No. 1 debut album Bad blood and was originally released on 19 October 2012. It peaked at number 21 on the UK Singles Chart.
The band have been nominated for four prestigious BRIT Awards including; British Breakthrough Act, British Group, British Single for their No.2 double platinum selling Pompeii; as well as the much coveted Mastercard Album of the Year award for Bad Blood. They will also perform at the ceremony taking place at London’s O2 Arena on Wednesday February 19th .
The UK’s biggest breakthrough band of 2013 were also the most successful new band of last year within the digital music market. Bastille have always communicated with their fans directly and cultivated a unique world through their music, videos and imagery for their fans to immerse themselves in. As a result, Bad Blood was the most downloaded artist album of 2013 and the second most streamed album following the Arctic Monkeys.
The band’s word of mouth success continues with sales of their album fast approaching double platinum and with the album back in the UK top 10 this week nearly a year after it’s release. Internationally the album has been top 10 in the iTunes charts in 34 countries and has achieved nearly 2 million sales worldwide.
In the U.S, Bad Blood entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 11 last September, the highest charting debut album by any UK act last year. Single Pompeii has now sold over 1 million copies in the US alone and continues its onslaught on U.S Radio, having already been No.1 on Alternative Radio for 4 weeks it is now making a dent in the U.S Top 10 iTunes chart.
On U.S TV, Bastille have already played on Conan O’Brian, Jimmy Kimmel and Ellen and will perform on America’s most high profile entertainment show, ‘Saturday Night Live’ later this month, followed by a slot on David Letterman.
The band begin their second sold out U.S tour next week playing 2000 plus capacity venues across the country with many venues reporting their fastest ever ticket sales. They return in April to play at Coachella and complete yet another sold out US tour.
In the UK, Bastille play their fourth sold out tour in February including a show at London’s 12,000 capacity Alexandra Palace and will play prolific slots at this year’s summer festivals, dates to be announced.
27/2 Edinburgh Corn Exchange – SOLD OUT
28/2 Manchester Apollo – SOLD OUT
1/3 Manchester Apollo – SOLD OUT
3/3 Plymouth Pavilions – SOLD OUT
4/3 Bournemouth International Centre – SOLD OUT
6/3 London Alexandra Palace – SOLD OUT
Watch Bastille – ‘Flaws’ below: