Bastille releases new single, announces 2022 tour dates

Give Me The Future is due Feb 4th

Bastille has dropped their latest single “Shut Off The Lights” from their fourth studio album Give Me The Future out February 4th. To celebrate the upcoming album, the group announces their 2022 US tour dates as part of their upcoming Give Me The Future Tour.

The US leg kicks off on May 14th in Memphis, TN and makes stops in Los Angeles on May 20th, New York on June 7th, and more. Tickets will be available via pre-sale starting on Tuesday, January 18th and via general on-sale on Friday, January 21st at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster.

No matter what limitless opportunities for escape modern technology presents us with, there’s nothing quite like real, human connection. On new single “Shut Off The Lights,” Bastille pulls themselves out of the metaverse to rediscover the joys of real life surrounded by loved ones.

“Shut Of The Lights” is set to a gleaming guitar melody and infectious beat, embracing 80’s influences whilst maintaining the catchy, euphoric alt-pop brilliance that’s made Bastille one of Britain’s biggest bands. The future festival anthem offers a different perspective to much of Give Me The Future, instead asking us to step away from our screens and the escapism offered online and join in with what’s unfolding in front of us now – “Shut off the lights, you don’t need them to dance.”

Laced with references to sci-fi films and literature, video games and VR, the album explores a futuristic wonderland free from restrictions – each song a different danceable dreamscape, a place where you can travel back and forward in time to be anyone, do anything, and embrace a new wave of technology, which enables us to get lost inside our imagination.

It’s a record that takes the idea of the limitless possibilities of the future and journeys everywhere from a joyride of escapism on the uplifting “Thelma + Louise” – a tribute to the iconic feminist film on its 20th anniversary – to 80’s New York with the artist Keith Haring on the bright and whistling “Club 57” to a hospital bed in Australia for the devastating but hopeful “No Bad Days.” You’ll hear disco basslines, orchestras of synths, guitars, futuristic gospel, spaceship sounds, euphoric strings, vocoders, talk boxes, a choir of roadies, and host of beats. The title track tips its hat to Phil Collins and The Police, “Shut Off The Lights” is a sonic love letter to Paul Simon’s Graceland, and “Stay Awake” nods to Daft Punk and Quincy Jones.

Bastille will perform a series of intimate outstore shows across the UK, in partnership with the UK’s independent record stores. Then in April, the band will return to arenas for the first leg of their Give Me The Future Tour, with many dates already sold out, before heading out to the US for dates in May and June.

Bastille Give Me The Future 2022 US Tour Dates:

May 14 – Memphis, TN @ The Soundstage at Graceland
May 15 – Oklahoma City @ Jones Assembly
May 17 – Mesa, AZ @ Mesa Amphitheatre
May 18 – Las Vegas @ Theatre at Virgin Hotel Las Vegas
May 20 – Los Angeles @ YouTube Theater
May 21 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre
May 23 – Portland @ Keller Auditorium
May 24 – Seattle @ Paramount Theatre
May 25 – Bonner, MT @ KettleHouse Amphitheater
May 28 – St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
May 29 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
May 31 – St. Louis @ The Factory at The District
June 1 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
June 3 – Toronto, ON @ History
June 5 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem
June 7 – New York City @ Terminal 5
June 8 – Boston @ Roadrunner
June 10 – Detroit @ Masonic Temple Theatre
June 11 – Pittsburgh @ Roxian Theatre
June 12 – Indianapolis @ WonderRoad Festival
June 14 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
June 15 – Philadelphia @ The Met
June 17 – Columbus, OH @ KEMBA Live! Outdoor

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