After being nominated for four Brit Awards – British group, single of the year, album of the year and breakthrough act, and winning the latter – plus hitting No. 2 on the U.K. charts with the single, “Pompeii,” it’s clearly Bastille’s day in the U.K.

But the London-based band comprising vocalist Daniel Campbell Smith, Kyle Jonathan Simmons on keys and percussion, William Farquarson on bass and drummer Chris Wood has also broken out in the U.S., making it to the Top 10 of the charts and trekking across the States following tours in the U.K. and Europe last year.

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Paradigm’s Larry Webman, who with Marty Diamond books Bastille, told Pollstar sales for the band’s upcoming spring tour have gone smashingly.

“It’s going fantastic,” he said. “All the shows we put on sale for April and May blew out at the onsale or were sold out within two or three days. Several of those shows we moved from the original venue to a bigger venue – Columbus, Ohio, we moved venues twice. We were originally at a 1,000 capacity and now we’re at 5,000 capacity.”

Though Bastille previously supported bands like Muse overseas on tour, Webman said the aim in the U.S. has always been to position the band as a headlining act.

“That’s what they wanted to do,” he said. “If you have the grace to do that, you do it. You build your own audience as opposed to trying to draft off of somebody else’s. It certainly helps financially because when you’re a support act you don’t make a lot of money.”

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Bastille spent most of 2013 on the road and this year brings more of the same with U.K., Europe and Canada dates leading up to the U.S. tour April to June, then festivals in Australia and Europe throughout the summer.

Next up, Webman said the band will return to the States for another round of dates this fall in larger venues.