Review: Bastille US Tour Fall 2014
Photo and Review by Nicole White
"You guys have been so incredible tonight, thank you so so so so much. And it's unbelievable that we get to play in places like this for people like you. Thank you so so much for coming."
November 17, 2014
Ella Eyre opened for headliner Bastille at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, CA on 11/17/14 during their fall US tour. Power singer 20-year-old Ella Eyre has a promising future ahead of her. At the beginning of her set the crowd, mostly unfamiliar with her music, was unsure of her, but by the end of the set the crowd went wild over her music and lovely vocals. Bastille, an English band originating from London, made their claim to fame in 2013 upon the release of their first studio album Bad Blood. Fans screamed welcoming Bastille as they opened their set with "Things We Lost in the Fire." Throughout the show, Bastille lead singer Dan Smith's stage presence had the audience jumping and dancing with him. During "Oblivion" everyone at the concert had their phones or lighters up and the entire venue was illuminated creating a magical atmosphere. Bastille ended with "Flaws" before coming back out to perform a three song encore that concluded with Eyre appearing to help out the band with the hit song "Pompeii" as the crowd clapped with hands above their heads. Bastille's show was one to remember and Smith ended by saying "We are Bastille and hopefully we will see you soon." Bastille will continue to tour in multiple countries in 2015 and are scheduled to play Lollapalooza 2015 in both Chile and Argentina.