Bastille are to play Carlisle later this year.

The hit band usually sell out arenas but are coming to the city as part of a tour of more intimate venues called The Doom Days Club Nights to support the release of their new album Doom Days.

They will play The Sands Centre on November 30. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 10 at 9am.

The band says the shows will give fans the opportunity to experience an ‘apocalyptic party’ club night, warming them up with DJ sets before taking them on a journey through the story narrative of the album, which they will play from start to finish.

Bastille say Doom Days is a record of hope for turbulent times and sees the Grammy nominated, Brit winning four-piece take the listener on a big night out in search of distraction from the surrounding apocalypse.

Having sold over eight million albums and with accumulated global streams

reaching over 6.5 billion, the band continue to be one of Spotify’s top 40 most listened to artists in the world.

Their previous albums both debuted at No.1 in the U.K. and charted top 10 in the U.S. Recent single

“Happier”, now certified platinum in the UK, spent six months in the top 10 of the US Hot 100 chart.

Its diverse sound takes in gospel, house music and R&B to name a few, and incorporates instrumentation inspired by their much-acclaimed Re-Orchestrated tour.

Although the album is at times introspective, intimate, political and may also be their

most danceable yet, with tracks like Million Pieces and Nocturnal Creatures built on 90s breakbeats and UK garage hooks.

The last track is their just-released single, Joy.

Frontman Dan Smith says: “That glimmer of hope at the end of the album says everything. The smallest human gesture can pull you back from the brink.”