If you enjoyed Bastille’s 2013 album Bad Blood, then you’ll be excited to hear that they just announced the release date for Wild World, a new 14-track album due September 9. There will also be a 19-track deluxe version. In honor of this exciting news, we’ve compiled 5 fun facts about the band:

 

1. When describing the band’s new album cover, singer Dan Smith told Billboard: “to me, the image isn’t about what’s just happened or what happens next. It’s not about how they got there or how they get down. It’s about sharing a moment – two friends existing in that split second in that exact space, two people framed in the vast context of this huge mad metropolis that we’ve all built. They’re there out of choice.”

 

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2. The band, formed in London in 2010, is named after Bastille Day – the start of the French Revolution. Lead singer Dan Smith’s birthday is actually on Bastille Day!

 

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3. Bastille is made up of Dan Smith, Will Farquarson (bass), Chris Wood (drums) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards). The name of the band is stylized as BΔSTILLE.

 

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4. Before becoming famous, they released a free mixtape – “Other People’s Heartache”. This featured covers of songs by Fleetwood Mac, TLC and David Guetta.

 

 

5. Will they be playing in your hometown? They just released some new dates, so take a look!

 

July 9 – Perth, UK @ T In The Park

July 27 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre

July 28 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

July 30 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

Aug. 20 – Chelmsford, UK @ V Festival

Aug. 21 – Stafford, UK @ V Festival

Sept. 2 – Gwynedd, UK @ Festival NO.6

Sept. 9 – Isle Of Wight, UK @ Bestival

Sept. 30 – Detroit, MI @ 89X Chill On The Hill Fest

Oct. 7 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Oct. 28 – Bournemouth, UK @ BIC

Oct. 29 – Plymouth, UK @ Pavilions

Oct. 31 – Cardiff, UK @ Motorpoint Arena

Nov. 1 – London, UK @ The O2

Nov. 4 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena

Nov. 5 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena

Nov. 6 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Arena

Nov. 8 – Birmingham, UK @ Barclaycard Arena

Nov. 12 – Glasgow, UK @ The SSE Hydro

Nov. 13 – Newcastle, UK @ Metro Radio Arena