BASTILLE RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR “JOY”

Today, Bastille shared the official video for their new single, “Joy.” The track is from the GRAMMY®-nominated, Brit-winning band’s third album, Doom Days, which will be released on June 14 by Virgin Records. On June 21, Bastille will perform in Central Park as part of ABC’s “Good Morning America” Summer Concert series.

The “Joy” video, which can be seen HERE, features real CCTV footage embellished by directors Brain Wash and offers a humorous look at the things people do when they think no one’s watching. From casually hooking up in office cubicles to deliberately tripping up a disruptive small child; what counts as joy for some isn’t necessarily what it means for others. The montage twists some of the more sinister clips, poking fun at the dark undertones, such as a man in an England shirt at a far-right political rally proudly waving a sign that reads “We love migrants” or a paramedic dancing giddily in his ambulance next to a cartoon medical bill for a million pounds.

Bastille frontman Dan Smith said, “This video looks at the things that bring us joy, when we think no one’s looking. Things that are done secretly, maybe compulsively, that we wouldn’t want other people to see. What seems strange and unthinkable to one person might bring pleasure to someone else. It’s fascinating that most people have a version of themselves they want to show in public – at work or online – and a version they don’t. We wanted to show it all.”

Bastille – North American Tour

9/16 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met

9/17 | Boston, MA| Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion

9/18 | Montreal, QC | Place Bell ^

9/20 | Toronto, ON | Budweiser Stage ^

9/21 | Washington, DC | Anthem

9/22 | Pittsburgh, PA | Stage AE

9/24 | New York, NY | Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

9/27 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena

9/28 | Richmond, VA | Virginia Credit Union LIVE!

9/29 | Columbus, OH | Express Live!

10/1 | Detroit, MI | Masonic Temple Theatre

10/2 | Chicago, IL | Chicago Theatre

10/4 | Denver, CO | The Mission Ballroom

10/5 | Salt Lake City, UT | Saltair

10/7 |Portland, OR | Theatre of The Clouds @ Moda Center

10/8 | Vancouver, BC | Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena^

10/9 | Seattle, WA | WAMU Theatre

10/11 | Berkeley, CA | Greek Theatre

10/12 | Los Angeles, CA | Greek Theatre

10/13 | San Diego, CA | CalCoastal Credit Union Open Air Theatre

10/15 | Phoenix, AZ | Comerica Theatre

10/17 | Dallas, TX |South Side Ballroom

10/18 | Houston, TX | White Oak Music Hall Lawn

10/19 | Austin, TX | Austin 360 Amphitheater

10/21 | Birmingham, AL | BJCC

10/22 | Nashville, TN | Municipal Auditorium

10/23 | Atlanta, GA | Roxy Theatre

10/25 | Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater

10/26 | Jacksonville, FL | Daily’s Place Amphitheater

10/27 | Miami, FL | Bayfront Park Amphitheater

10/29 | Mexico City, MX | Pepsi Center ^

^ Doom Days album not included with online ticket purchase

About RJ Frometa

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