This past Tuesday, New York City’s Terminal 5 was treated to an incredible concert by English pop band Bastille. The musicians have been on tour for the past few months in support of their latest album Give Me The Future, released this past February.
Josh Fudge opened up the show, bringing his upbeat indie-pop sound to the excited fans. The 19 year old from Oklahoma City has been winning hearts the past few weeks while supporting Bastille. He treated the crowd to his newest single “HELLO” and even revealed the title for his upcoming album, called Technicolor.
Bastille entered the stage in front of a bright LED screen with interesting visuals in line with the tech-heavy, sci-fi themes of their new album. The band began their set with “Stay Awake?” from Give Me The Future and then jumped into “Distorted Light Beam”, the opening track to GMTF. The fans on the barricade and throughout the venue were singing every word to each song, clearly very happy to see their favorite band after so much time away from touring. Bastille is a band that certainly knows how to put on an incredibly engaging concert, with a mix of songs from all four of their albums but also interludes between songs with sounds from various films and other media. As much as it is a live music concert, it is also a true performance. They closed off their show with “Pompeii”, their single from 2013 that brought the band global recognition, before performing “Hope For The Future” and “Shut Off The Lights” as the encore songs.
Be sure to catch Bastille on tour in a city near you!
Photos and words by Susie McKeon.