Bastille and Marshmello’s “Happier” may be on a constant loop on your local radio station, but now it looks like the band is ready to change their tune. On Thursday (May 2), the British act announced plans to release their third studio album later this summer. Titled Doom Days, the album is due out June 14 via Virgin Records.
Pre-orders for Doom Days are currently available for purchase on the band’s website. Doom Days is the follow-up to Bastille’s 2016 studio effort, Wild World.
“Our third album ‘DOOM DAYS’ will be released on 14th June. We can’t wait for you lot to hear it,” frontman Dan Smith posted on Twitter.
In conjunction with the new album announcement, the band headed over to BBC Radio 1 to debut the record’s latest single, “Joy.”
“Joy is the moment at the end, almost that moment of redemption when you wake up on the kitchen floor and all of the anxieties come flooding in,” Smith explains about the new track.
“Something as simple as a call or a message from somebody can bring you back at that moment and rip the piss out of you, make you feel ridiculous for the state you were in.”
Keyboardist Kyle Simmons adds: “It’s the song that’s most obviously influenced by our re-orchestrated tour. The gospel singers are over the entire track. It’s crazy and to have it as the second most important on the track, that’s something we wouldn’t have done before,
“It’s also a relatively happy song, the first in all the albums which is vaguely positive!”
Listen to “Joy” above.
As if a brand new album and song weren’t enough, the group also unveiled a slew of North American tour dates to celebrate the album’s release. The trek will find the band performing at venues across the continent during September and October.
Bastille’s upcoming tour begins on Sept. 16 at the Met in Philadelphia and concludes a month and a half later on Oct. 29 at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City.
Every ticket purchase for the tour will include a physical copy of Doom Days. Pre-sale tickets for the upcoming excursion go on sale this Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. local time. The band will post the pre-sale code on their Instagram Stories the morning of the launch.
General tickets go on sale next Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time.
Check out Bastille’s full fall tour itinerary below.
BASTILLE FALL 2019 TOUR DATES:
Sept. 16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Sept. 17 – Boston, MA- Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
Sept. 18 – Montreal, QC – Place Bell
Sept. 20 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
Sept. 21 – Washington, DC – Anthem
Sept. 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Sept. 24 – New York, NY – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Sept. 27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Sept. 28 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
Sept. 29 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!
Oct. 1 – Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
Oct. 2 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
Oct. 4 – Denver, CO – The Mission Ballroom
Oct. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT – Saltair
Oct. 7 – Portland, OR – Theatre of The Clouds @ Moda Center
Oct. 8 – Vancouver, BC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena
Oct. 9 – Seattle, WA – WAMU Theatre
Oct. 11 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
Oct. 12 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
Oct. 13 – San Diego, CA – CalCoastal Credit Union Open Air Theatre
Oct. 15 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Oct. 17 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Oct. 18 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn
Oct. 19 – Austin, TX – Austin 360 Amphitheater
Oct. 21 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC
Oct. 22 – Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 23 – Atlanta, GA – Roxy Theatre
Oct. 25 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
Oct. 26 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place Amphitheater
Oct. 27 – Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
Oct. 29 – Mexico City, MX – Pepsi Center