Bastille have announced a bunch of new tour dates in support of their forthcoming album ‘Give Me The Future’.
With the album set to land on 4th February next year, the dates kick off with a pair of European shows in Brussels and Amsterdam at the start of April. They’ll then go on to play London’s O2 Arena, then gigs in Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham, Plymouth and Brighton.
“We’re all massively excited to head out on tour with this new album that we love,” frontman Dan Smith says. “After everything that’s happened over the last couple of years, we’re buzzing to play for everyone at these brilliant venues and can’t wait to have some fun back on the road again… here’s to gigging in 2022.”
The dates read:
03 Brussels, Forest National, BE
05 Amsterdam, Ziggo Dome, NL
07 London, The O2, UK
08 Manchester, AO Arena, UK – Tickets
10 Glasgow, O2 Academy, UK – Tickets
13 Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena, UK – Tickets
14 Birmingham, O2 Academy, UK – Tickets
15 Birmingham, O2 Academy, UK – Tickets
17 Plymouth Pavilions, UK
18 Brighton Centre, UK – Tickets
Tickets for the shows go on sale next Friday, 5th November at 9am. You’ll be able to grab tickets here.
We’ve already had a taster of ‘Give Me The Future’ in the form of new single, ‘No Bad Days’.
The track features a video co-directed by frontman Dan Smith. “It’s really satisfying to have finally directed,” he explains, “and I’m really proud of the little film we made. I grew up with film as my main obsession, so this was a bit of a dream. I learned a shitload and it was good to be challenged in a new way.”
‘Give Me To The Future’ is described as “a tribute to humanity in a tech age” that “reflects on the strangeness of living through times that can feel like science fiction”. Actually conceptualised before the pandemic, Dan reveals: “Working on these songs in such an apocalyptic period, with everyone stuck at home, glued to screens, fed into the feeling that what is real and what is not has become pretty difficult to discern sometimes,” says Dan. “We’re in the age of deep fake, fake news and lying world leaders. But online, you can be anyone. What that does to our sense of self and to our relationships is huge and it’s fascinating.”
The record features the influence hitmaker Ryan Tedder as a “sounding board” and executive producer, while legendary songwriter Rami Yacoub (Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time”, Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Album) has co-writing credits on three tracks. On top of that, award-winning actor, musician, writer, creator, producer, director and activist Riz Ahmed provides a spoken-word piece ‘Promises’. Not bad, eh?
The tracklisting for ‘Give Me The Future’ reads:
Distorted Light Beam
Thelma + Louise
No Bad Days
Brave New World (Interlude)
Back To The Future
Promises (by Riz Ahmed)
Shut Off The Lights
Give Me The Future
Total Dissociation (Interlude)
Future Holds (feat. BIM)