UK duo Royal Blood (23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher) will return to North America next month for an extensive run of live dates to kick off at Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, NC on July 15th. While in the states, the band will also support Arctic Monkeys and Portugal. The Man and appear at Lollapalooza and Osheaga. All headlining dates will go on-sale this Friday, June 13th at 10:00 AM local time. This Fall, Royal Blood will support The Pixies for 10 nights in the U.S. and Canada. See below for a complete list of announced live dates.
Next month’s trip follows the band’s epic U.S. outing last month, which included sold out shows at Glasslands in Brooklyn, Mercury Lounge in New York City (attended by Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page), and The Roxy in Los Angeles. Their impressive live show led Time Out New York to declare, “We predict things will escalate quickly for the Brighton Boys,” while LA Record proclaimed “If you haven’t heard of Royal Blood, wait a couple months and they will be the talk of every rock music circuit.”
While in the states, the band also made their U.S. television debut with a resounding performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch the band perform the title track to their EP Out of the Black here and Little Monster here.
Royal Blood is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The duo’s sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers… yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two men. In next to no time, the two have earned critical praise following the release of their debut single Out of the Black on the band’s own label Black Mammoth Records last year. Now signed to Warner Bros. Records in the U.S., the label released Royal Blood’s debut EP Out of the Black EP on March 18th.
Royal Blood are putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length album, due to be released before the end of the year.
2014 North American Live Dates
July 15 – Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
July 18 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
July 19 – Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD
July 20 – DC9 – Washington, DC
July 22 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
July 23 – Walter Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
July 24 – Shelter – Detroit, MI
July 25 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
July 26 – The Ballroom at the Taft – Cincinnati, OH
July 28 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
July 30 – Harrah’s Hotel & Casino – Council Bluffs, IA
July 31 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
August 1 – Lollapalooza – Chicago, IL
August 3 – Osheaga Music and Arts Festival – Montreal, QC
September 27 – Humphreys – San Diego, CA
September 30 – The Masonic Auditorium – San Francisco, CA
October 2 – Revolution Center – Boise, ID
October 3 – Performing Arts Center – Spokane, WA
October 5 – Macewan Hall – Calgary, AB
October 6 – Shaw Conference – Edmonton, AB
October 7 – TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
October 9 – Burton Cummings – Winnipeg, MB
October 11 – State Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
October 12 – Orpheum Theater – Madison, WI