Clean Bandit Announce North American Tour As “Rockabye” Cracks US Top 40
Didn’t catch that trio of North American Clean Bandit dates last fall? No worries, as the classical-dance-pop enthusiasts will be swinging around this way again now that “Rockabye” is picking up steam at US radio.
Sean Paul– and Anne-Marie-featuring regga-pop smash “Rockabye” spent a whopping nine weeks atop the UK chart through November, December and early January, and this week it jumps up to #38 on the Billboard Hot 100. This marks Clean Bandit’s second US Top 40 single, following 2014 hit “Rather Be.”
“Sean Paul we’ve always wanted to work with,” Clean Bandit’s Grace Chatto told Idolator in December. “Growing up, ‘Temperature and ‘Breathe’ were such massive soundtracks to my teenage years, and we actually met him about three years ago — before we even wrote the beat [for ‘Rockabye’].”
She added, “We’ve been waiting since then, and finally this year, we got in the studio and Jack wrote a few songs with him for his own album. They’re kind of unfinished at the moment, but we played him ‘Rockabye’ and he came up with this amazing rap. I really like hearing him rap on this subject matter.”
Below, catch the Grammy-winning band‘s 20 scheduled North American tour dates, which kick off March 31 in Seattle and wrap on May 2 in Chicago.