April 8, 2018



Singer-songwriter and Bastille live member Charlie Barnes has shared a video interview about his time on road with Bastille ahead of his upcoming tour opening for the band on their huge ReOrchestrated tour and subsequent EU headline tour in support of his new album ‘Oceanography’

The follow up to 2015’s post-pop monster ‘More Stately Mansions’, ‘Oceanography’ finds Barnes in a different place in his life. The past two years have seen huge change for the musician, he has spent the majority of his time on the road as a touring member of Bastille, performing on some of the biggest stages in the world and travelling all over the globe as well as getting married and relocating from Leeds to the Midlands.

Never one to stay still for too long and hot on the heels of latest single and video ‘All I Have’ Barnes has now announced a slew of tour dates to accompany the record with shows in London, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester & Sheffield all on the way where Barnes will be accompanied by his full band for the first time in years.

Speaking about the upcoming tour with his employers Barnes said: I’ve been jokingly referring to this tour as my couple of weeks of doing double shifts.  That would, of course, imply that any of what I’ll be doing during the ReOrchestrated tour could be considered work, and it’s anything but that.  Any opportunity I get to play my songs to people is a lovely thing, but to get to do so in such glorious surroundings as the halls we’re visiting for this tour is truly an honour.  Steve and I were joking when recording ‘The Weather’ for the new album, that we wanted it to sound like I was playing the song in a grand concert house, like the Royal Albert Hall or something.  Funny, that.  To top it off, I get to be involved in the performance of the beautifully reimagined versions of Bastille’s songs, along with a deluxe sized ensemble of proper musicians, and I really can’t wait for that. 

‘Oceanography’ was released on Superball Music on the 9th of March 2018 and can be ordered here

Tour dates are listed below:

Bastille ReOrchestrated support tour:
10/04/18 – 02 Apollo Manchester – Manchester
11/04/18 – Usher Hall – Edinburgh
13/04/18 – Colston Hall – Bristol
14/04/18 – Sheffield City & Memorial Hall – Sheffield
16/04/18 – Royal Albert Hall – London
18/04/18 -Tivolivredenburg – Utrecht
19/04/18 – Tempodrom – Berlin
European headline dates:
 09/05/18 – Kulturbrücken Jungbusch – Mannheim
10/05/18 – Kranhalle – München
11/05/18 – Arena – Wien
13/05/18 – Ostpol – Dresden
14/05/18 – Kantine Berghain – Berlin
15/05/18 – Nocthwache – Hamburg
17/05/18 – Blue Shell – Köln

Despite how accomplished this album is, there are still abundant hints that this is still not him at the peak of his powers. Who knows where he’ll go next.” – Prog Magazine 

“Far more than someone else’s second fiddle, Charlie’s ready for the limelight” – Dork Magazine 

“an album full of twists and turns, which includes sonic nods to influences ranging from Oceansize and Amplifier to Queen and Muse.” – Total Guitar


Twitter: @CharlieBarnes


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