MUSIC PHOTOS | Bastille at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium


Sunday night October 19th may have been family concert night at St. Paul’s River Center where parents could have been reliving their passion for 90s grunge rock at the Xcel Energy Center with Pearl Jam, while the kids where next door at the Roy Wilkins Auditorium going crazy for the new sound of their generation courtesy of British rocker’s Bastille. The band’s solid debut album Bad Blood has lit up the charts and earned them more than 2 million likes on Facebook including Late Night with Seth Meyers and Conan O’Brien.

Frontman Dan Smith led the charge with good energy often beating a drum or jumping up and down while still managing to deliver a good vocal performance. The set started out strong with “Things We Lost in the Fire” and contained other standouts including “Bad Blood,” “Flaws” and their show closing big hit “Pompeii.”

Supporting act Grizfolk was a good match musically to lead off the show with a well-received effort.

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