South London band Bastille returned to Los Angeles Saturday, October 12th with their Doom Days Tour Part 1 with opener Joywave. The “Happier” and “Quarter Past Midnight” musicians played a twenty song set to an amphitheater packed with fans thrilled to see their favorite band play under the beautiful nighttime sky.
Indie Rock band Joywave started the night out right with their poppy Electronic influenced Rock the band lead by Daniel Armbruster started the night off with one of Joywave’s newest tracks “Like A Kennedy”. They were smooth and effortless on stage, all while having fun and managed to make good use of their relatively short set playing a nice variety of tracks from the bands’ career. Joywave properly closed their set with their latest single “Obsession”.
Los Angeles came through for Bastille last weekend as fans had been waiting for quite a while for a proper U.S. concert tour for the Doom Days album, and now it was finally here. Bastille came out to a raucous and roaring number of cheers and excitement opening with their mega Alternative Rock hit “Quarter Past Midnight”. Lead singer Dan Smith was running and jumping all over the stage full of energy with the fans singing along with him. Bastille‘s overall performance and sound is always pretty cohesive, but tonight seemed to be extra special and tight. The guys were in a lively fun mood as they played through a twenty song set across three albums and one mixtape. Crowd faves like “Happier”, “Bad Blood”, “Flaws”, and “Of The Night” made sure to have everyone on their feet throughout the set. We also finally got to hear the much asked for “The Waves”. Dan even surprised the audience bringing out one of his Best Laid Plans records artists, The Dawn Of May. The Dawn Of May sang with him and the rest of the band on “World Gone Mad” and “Doom Days”. The night ended on the quintessentially British track “Million Pieces” and the song that made the band who they are, “Pompeii”. Bastille brought out tourmates Joywave on “Pompeii” for an epic finale. You can check out my photos of Bastille and Joywave from the show all down below!