Bastille to Perform at Bradley

Bastille Wild World Tour

January 17, 2017

The Activities Council of Bradley University (ACBU) announces that Bastille will perform on Tuesday, April 4, at 8:30 p.m. in the Renaissance Coliseum at Bradley University.

U.K. band Bastille made its debut in 2013 with the album Bad Blood, which entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1. It has since sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles. The global hit "Pompeii" was certified 5x Platinum in the U.S., where it topped Billboard's Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs charts. The singles "Bad Blood" and "Flaws" were certified Gold. Bastille won a BRIT Award for British Breakthrough Act and received two GRAMMY® nominations and two American Music Awards nominations.

Rolling Stone hailed Bastille as "Brit pop's new crown princes" upon the release of the band's second album, Wild World, which retained the vivid, filmic songwriting of its predecessor, but pushed the band's unique sound in new directions. In the U.K., Wild World debuted at No. 1 on the album chart and the first single, "Good Grief," topped Apple Music's Hot Tracks chart and the Shazam chart. The band returns to the road with the extensive "Wild, Wild World Tour." Founded by Dan Smith (vocalist/songwriter), Bastille's line-up is completed by Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards).

Bradley students may purchase tickets starting at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, at the Coliseum ticket office. Tickets will be $15 through January 31 and $20 starting February 1. The pit in front of the stage will be open only to current Bradley students. Starting February 1, faculty, staff, and alumni may purchase tickets for $20 at the Coliseum ticket office. Faculty may purchase up to 4 tickets per ID and must purchase tickets from the ticket office to receive the discount. Tickets will go on sale to the public for $35 starting February 1 at 10:00 a.m. online and at any Ticketmaster location.  On April 4, all tickets can be purchased for $35.  For additional, ticket purchasing policies, see www.acbu.org.

The concert will start at 8:30 p.m. with an opener to be determined at a later date. Doors to the Coliseum will open at 7 p.m.  Students will not be allowed entry to the concert without a valid Bradley University ID.

For more information, call Michael K. Croal, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Programming with ACBU at (309) 677-3050 or visit www.acbu.org. The Renaissance Coliseum ticket office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.