By: Shayla Lee
From playing the largest festivals the world to having billions of cumulative streams, Bastille is undoubtedly one of the largest bands in music right now. Earlier this year the British band released their third studio album “Doom Day”s to a plethora of accolades, radio support, and love from fans. We had the chance to catch Bastille on tour at their Austin stop at Austin 360 Amphitheater.
Quirky indie rock band Joywave kicked off the night, setting the bar extremely high after delivering an incredible, high energy performance. The boys entered the stage weaering matching green neon outfits and their connection with each other and their fans was evident throughout the night. The band played fan favorite’s “Tongues” and “Destruction” ending their set with their newly released track “Obsession.”
After Joywave’s killer performance the crowd was buzzing with excitement by the time Bastille entered the stage. The band had an elaborate stage setup which included a vintage TV, a rotating elevated platform in the middle of the stage, and a large ladder. Bastille kicked off “Act One” of their set with the first song from their new album, “Quarter Past Midnight” and for their fourth song Dan sat on top of the ladder. The top moment from “Act Two” of the set was when the band performed their album’s title track “Doom Days.” For their last song in “Act Three,” Bastille brought Joywave back onto the stage to perform their hit track “Pompeii.” The unity between the two bands was incredible and a satisfying way to end the night.