London’s indie pop stars Bastille have just started the North American leg of their Wild Wild World Tour, and on Friday they rolled into Connecticut.
In a taste of what’s to come as the tour loops back around to Europe in May, the show featured a lavish production and material from both of their albums.
Frontman Dan Smith barely gave himself a chance to breathe, running and jumping around and dashing into the crowd more than once at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
He played his trademark floor toms too, accompanying drummer Chris Wood on tunes such as Things We Lost In The Fire and The Draw.
Opening with Send Them Off! and closing with the ubiquitous Pompeii – they don’t seem tired of playing their breakthrough hit – they also played deep cuts like Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith).
One track – An Act of Kindness – was even included as the result of a Twitter vote.
On the back on September’s second album Wild World, the band have have built their entire world tour set around their WWCOMMS motif.
And Bastille’s indie pop, promoted to arenas and large venues and festival main stages nowadays, has that anthemic sound.
The Wild Wild World Tour runs through the summer, closing with two massive sets at Reading and Leeds Festival at the end of August.
Bastille’s set list: Send Them Off!, Laura Palmer, Warmth, Snakes, Flaw, Oblivion, Lethargy, Things We Lost in the Fire, The Draw, The Currents, An Act of Kindness, Bad Blood, (The Ballad of Perry Smith), Blame, Of The Night, Fake It, Weight Of Living Pt. II, Glory, Good Grief, Two Evils, Icarus, Pompeii