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November 20, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Bastille storms KeyArena Tuesday| Concert preview

When London band Bastille first came to Seattle last year, they played at the venerable Tractor Tavern in a wild, sold-out show that had people begging for tickets outside. Just a little over a year later and with No. 1 hit “Pompeii,” Bastille is set to perform at KeyArena on Tuesday, Nov. 25, after canceling…

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November 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM

Bastille concert at Key moved to new date | Ticket alert

Bastille frontman Dan Smith gets into it at the Tractor Tavern in 2013. (Photo courtesy of AJ Dent.) KeyArena announced Tuesday that “due to unforeseen scheduling circumstances” the concert by the British group Bastille slated for Saturday, Nov. 15 at KeyArena has been moved to Tuesday, Nov. 25. November 15 tickets will be honored for the…

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September 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Bastille holds down fort at Tractor | Concert review

Bastille frontman Dan Smith gets into it Saturday at the Tractor Tavern. Photo courtesy of AJ Dent.

Bastille frontman Dan Smith gets into it Saturday at the Tractor Tavern. Photo courtesy of AJ Dent.

It was a rare sight in front of the Tractor Tavern in Old Ballard Saturday night. People were lined up 50 deep half an hour before the doors opened and a few hopeful fans held signs pleading for extra tickets to see Bastille, an atmospheric pop band from London. Apparently one ticket went to a desperate fan for $150.

Those who made it into the sold out show were lucky indeed. Bastille, riding momentum from their debut album “Bad Blood” (which reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 11 on the US Billboard 200), was on fire Saturday and had the venerable venue rocking all night long after a tight warm-up from Los Angeles-based Nightmare and the Cat.

Bastille started out with their single “Bad Blood,” which became a rolling, bass-heavy bit of menacing pop perfection and got the crowd champing at the bit. Another single, “Things We Lost In The Fire,” got a similar makeover, with frontman Dan Smith pounding on a pair of floor toms to punctuate the chorus.

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September 19, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Bastille storms Seattle

(Jesse Jenkins)

(Jesse Jenkins)

Bastille, at the Tractor this weekend, grew from London singer-songwriter Dan Smith’s solo project to an intriguing band peddling big hooks and a sound easily capable of filling arenas. “Bad Blood,” released in March, hit No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart and also did well stateside, reaching No. 11 on the Billboard Top 200.

Comparisons have been made between Bastille and fellow Brits Mumford and Sons, and they’re pretty apt. Smith sings with the same keening emotion as Marcus Mumford, and both bands employ a thick, layered and often nearly too busy sound. The other similarity? Both bands are fairly irresistible despite their flaws. Hit the jump for a Q & A.

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