Bastille

JAM PRESENTS

Bastille

MONDO COZMO

Mon. Apr 3

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Aragon Ballroom

$37.50 - $45.00

This event is all ages

Bastille
The band is touring in support of its sophomore album, Wild World (Virgin Records), which debuted in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 and spent two weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart. Wild World is the follow-up to 2013’s Bad Blood, which also debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart. Bad Blood has sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles.

“Good Grief,” the first single from Wild World, has more than 39 million streams globally on Spotify to date, including seven million in the U.S. alone. In the U.K., the track reached No. 1 on Apple Music’s Hot Tracks chart and the Shazam chart. Views for the official “Good Grief” video now exceed six million.

Rolling Stone hailed Bastille as “Brit pop’s new crown princes” and noted, “‘Wild World’ has stadium ambitions.” Entertainment Weekly observed, “The UK foursome expanded their influences with dizzying effects…EDM-style builds and drops propel enormous hooks, while handclap rhythms and drum machines carry sunny sing-alongs.” Q Magazine awarded it four stars and noted, “[Bastille’s] timely second album hits the right spot.” In another four-star review, DIY Magazine observed, “Opener ‘Good Grief’ sets the tone brilliantly, its pomp and grandeur juxtaposed perfectly with Dan Smith’s dark-tinged tale of coping with life after death.”

Dan Smith started Bastille alone in his bedroom five years ago, releasing 300 copies of debut single “Flaws/Icarus.” Joined by Chris Wood (drums), Will Farquarson (guitar) and Kyle Simmons (keyboards), the band line-up was complete. Bastille’s debut album, Bad Blood, contained the 5x Platinum single “Pompeii” and the Gold-certified tracks “Bad Blood” and “Flaws.” “Pompeii” topped Billboard’s Alternative Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Adult Alternative Songs and Dance Club Songs charts.
MONDO COZMO
Mondo Cozmo is an American singer-songwriter based out of East Los Angeles, CA. Working influences ranging from The Verve, Primal Scream, Beck, Beastie Boys and Bob Dylan in a contempt fusion of beats, guitars and attitude.

In the Spring of 2016 multiple Los Angeles radio stations including KCRW 'Morning Becomes Eclectic,' 98.7, 88.5, KROQ, Zane Lowe and NPR, started playing the demos which led to a record deal with Republic Records which was signed in a Mexican restaurant in Burbank. Upon hearing the songs Spike Stent demanded to mix the record. Anna Faris (Mom, The Dictator, Lost in Translation) stared in the first video "Hold on to Me" which was shot documentary style in a retirement facility in Santa Monica, CA. That same week a second video was shot starring Paz De La Huerta for "Higher," the video was originally shot for "Sixes and Sevens" but was changed after Mondo saw the footage leading him to write the song "Higher" for De La Huerta.

On September 16, 2016 Mondo Cozmo will release the single "Shine" with shows to follow.
Venue Information:
Aragon Ballroom
1106 West Lawrence Avenue
Chicago, IL, 60640
http://www.aragon.com/