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Bastille Reorchestrated: Bastille, To Kill A King, Charlie Barnes
Bastille have announced what promises to be an stunning Reorchestrated Wild World tour in April 2018. The tour will see the band performing with an orchestra and choir showcasing reworkings of the highly acclaimed No. 1 albums Wild World and Bad Blood.
The tour was inspired by the Union Chapel show in May of this year for the Streets of London Charity where Bastille’s performance featured a choir and strings, a powerful departure from their Wild World arena shows.
Frontman Dan Smith explains 'Earlier this year, we did a special one-off show to raise money for Streets of London, in it we deconstructed and totally rearranged a bunch of our songs using strings, brass, and a gospel choir. It was one of my favourite things we’ve ever been able to do.'
'We are incredibly excited to take that setup on the road for this Reorchestrated tour, which will see us playing some amazing venues and concert halls around the UK and Europe. It makes for a very different kind of Bastille show where we totally reframe and reimagine our songs with the help of some incredible musicians, in a special and intimate setting.'
This event takes place at Royal Albert Hall, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Virgin/EMI signings Bastille deliver bewitching electro-pop. Fronted by Dan Smith, the band got their name due to the fact Dan's birthday falls on Bastille Day. He also wanted something neutral yet evocative enough to describe his rhythmically and melodically inventive pop music. Since their inception in 2010, the band steadily built up an ever-growing audience, resulting in their debut album 'Bad Blood' reaching the no.1 position in the UK album charts. It went on to be the biggest selling debut album of 2013 and one of the top 10 biggest selling albums of that year. Their second album Wild Worlds followed in 2016.
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A folk-inspired five piece with comparisons being made from Keane to Arcade Fire. To Kill A King’s songs begin with lead singer Ralph Pelleymounter’s acoustic compositions, around which the band work in drums, bass, electric guitar, synth and other instruments. They focus on Pelleymounter’s lyrical narrative, with accompaniments ranging from tender instrumentals to climactic orchestral passages including strings, brass and five-part harmonies.
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