Bastille - the U.K. band that spent four consecutive weeks atop Billboard's Alternative Songs chart with the smash single "Pompeii" - will follow its trio of January 2014 North American shows with a more extensive run, which will kick off on March 31 at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL. Tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, December 6.
The band's January dates, which include a show at New York City's Webster Hall, are already sold out. Bastille's fall 2013 North American tour also sold out well in advance.
While in the States, the band will play numerous holiday radio shows, including night two of KROQ's "Almost Acoustic Christmas" at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on December 8.
On January 14, 2014, Virgin Records will release All This Bad Blood, a multi-part deluxe album that includes Bastille's 2013 debut album, Bad Blood, as well as additional content divided into two parts. The first part, "All This Bad Blood," contains tracks old and new that the band recorded over the past few years. The second, "Other People's Heartache," presents choice selects from Bastille'stwo mix tapes - Other People's Heartache Parts 1 and 2 - plus two completely new tracks, which were recorded in the last few weeks.
"All This Bad Blood feels like a complete representation of what we have done so far and what we'd like to do in the future," says Dan Smith, Bastille's lead singer. "The first part allows us to properly release the tracks that we love and play live all the time but couldn't fit on our proper debut. The second part is a mini version of one of our mix tapes which weaves in a couple of new songs that show the extremes of where we're heading on our next album; one guitar-driven and the other way more electronic.”
Fans who pre-order All This Bad Blood here will instantly receive "The Draw," a track from Disc 2. Bastille's video for "The Draw" can be seen here.
Bastille is the biggest-selling debut act of 2013 in the U.K., where Bad Blood entered the albums chart at No. 1. Here in the States, Bad Blood is the top-selling debut British album of 2013 thus far, with more than 100,000 units sold. "Pompeii" continues to be one of the biggest singles of the year with worldwide sales of nearly two million. Since its run atop Billboard's Alternative Songs chart, the song has crossed over to Top 40, where it's approaching 25 million in Hot 100 audience, Triple A and Hot AC radio. The "Pompeii" video, which has more than 47 million views, has just been added by MTV and VH1. More than 500,000 downloads of "Pompeii" have been sold in the U.S. The track is Platinum in the U.K. and New Zealand, double Platinum in Italy and triple Platinum in Australia.
BBC Music praised Bad Blood as a "really gratifying debut," noting, "Bastille really deliver" whilePopMatters.com found the album "as infectious as it is dramatically powerful." In an "On The Verge" feature, USA Today observed, "these Londoners are crafting stadium-ready, pop-rock anthems" and Billboard hailed Bastille as a "Bubbling Under" act to watch.