BASTILLE - Glasgow, 10/04/22

Published on 11 April 2022 at 11:35

Words: Kyle Anderson


Bringing joy and exuberance in their music, along with the distinct vocals of front man Dan Smith, Bastille showed the sold-out crowd how to party last night at the O2 Academy in Glasgow.


With a set list including new hits from their fourth album “Give Me The Future”, their lockdown EP “Drink” and fan favourites from their back catalogue, Bastille brought a perfectly curated performance. 


With a real feel of celebration, Dan Smith told the fans how good it was to be back performing music in-front of live crowds once again and the crowd ate up every second of it. Dancing and singing along like this was their first gig since lockdown, the Glasgow crowd equaled Bastille’s energetic performance and passion.


With a futuristic theme to the music and set, the night was cleverly pieced together with interludes between songs continuing the album’s concept with A.I inspired futuristic images playing off against dystopian scenarios.


One of the true strengths of the group is bringing the energy to a stand still, shifting gears from synth filled strong pop-rock anthems to silencing the crowd with perfect, almost haunting vocals from Dan Smith in minimally produced tracks such as “Oblivion”. The crowd was silenced with the drop of a pin audible and mobile phone lights filled the O2 swaying in time with the music.


The Brit Award winning group have amassed sales exceeding 11 million records worldwide, with individual tracks surpassing an astonishing 1 Billion streams on Spotify. Originally set to be a solo project with lead singer Dan Smith, band mates Kyle Simmons (keyboard), Chris Wood (drums) and Will Farquason (Bass + Guitar) joined to give the line up we know today.

Bastille’s Give Me The Future Tour continues tonight as Glasgow is treated with back to back dates at the O2 Academy, before the tour continues around the UK then onto the States before travelling across Europe and the UK once more.

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