U.K. band Bastille performs at The Compolitan of Las Vegas on Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m.; Doors open at 7 p.m.
Since 2010, London’s Bastille has combined glossy ’80s synth pop and arena-friendly choruses by blending rock, rhythm and blues and dance music. Singer and songwriter Dan Smith joined forces with Chris Wood, William Farquarson, and Kyle Simmons to form Bastille, drawing inspiration from Smith’s birthday — Bastille Day.
The group’s breakthrough in the music industry came when “Pompeii” reached number two on the U.K. charts in February 2013. Shortly thereafter, "Bad Blood" was released and sold over 2 million copies, helping the group earn a 2014 Brit Award for Best Breakthrough Act, as well as nominations for British Album of the Year, British Single of the Year and British Group. Bastille’s most recent album, "Wild World," debuted September 2016, featuring hit single “Good Grief.”