Bastille want to rock the moon
- Bang Showbiz
- 19 February 2017
Bastille have revealed they would love to perform on the moon and would sign up to Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space travel scheme in order to achieve their dream
Bastille want to perform on the moon.
The 'Pompeii' hitmakers - comprised of Dan Smith, Chris 'Woody' Wood, Kyle Simmons and Will Farquarson - are interesting in being a part of tycoon Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial space travel scheme in order to achieve their ambition.
Asked what world record they would like to break, frontman Dan told Q magazine: "It would be fun to be the first band to play on the moon. We'd sign up for Richard Branson's space flights and play."
And there could be space for Bastille on the first flight as The Killers recently revealed they had cancelled their seats on the voyage because they felt "nervous" about it.
Guitarist Dave Keuning previously said: "It's something I'm still interested in, but Virgin has kept pushing that date back. They said it was going to be 2010, and then '11, and then '12, and they still haven't done it.
"It's actually made me a bit nervous about being on the first one. Whenever it happens, I'll probably let other people do it first for a few years because I don't want to be the one who blows up."
The 40-year-old musician admits it is still his dream to travel into space and he hopes that one day there will be a hotel on Mars which he can stay at.
However, the 'Mr. Brightside' hitmaker doesn't think he will live to see the day it happens.
Keuning - who is joined in The Killers by Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, Jr. - said: "It's definitely a dream of mine to go to space. It's unfortunate how slow the space program is moving. That's my biggest reason for wanting to live a long life, to see what happens. Will we get to Mars? Will there be a hotel on the moon someday? I don't know. Stuff like this fascinates me.
"It's moving really slow when you think about how long ago we were on the moon landing and what we've done since. I don't know if we'll ever come close to what you see in movies."