ROYAL BLOOD UNVEILS HEADLINING NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Royal Blood has announced a string of headlining North American tour dates this spring, starting on April 13th in Los Angeles and ending on June 13th in Atlanta.
Sandwiched in between the two-piece’s headlining shows will be appearances at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California, the Governor’s Ball in New York City and the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
Royal Blood singer/bassist Mike Kerr said that he and drummer Ben Thatcher sound exactly the same live as they do in the studio: “When we play live, we do it exactly how we record it, and vice versa. I guess we’re very strong on the idea of never using anyone else live, and never using a backing track, and never using anything that isn’t real. So when you come watch us, it’ll just be me and Ben playing, and that was really important to us, to make our recordings and our live the same thing and capture that without using any trickery or extra members.”
Royal Blood is also set to open for Foo Fighters on that band’s massive North American tour later this summer, beginning on July 6th in Camden, New Jersey.
The duo’s celebrated debut LP was released last August and features the hits “Figure It Out” and “Out Of The Black.”
The album was nominated for the Mercury Prize, one of the most prestigious music awards in the U.K.
- Confirmed new Royal Blood tour dates (subject to change):
April 13 — Los Angeles, CA — The Fonda Theatre
April 14 — San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
April 15 — San Francisco, CA — Slim’s
April 19 — Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades,
May 23 — Vancouver, BC — Vogue Theatre
May 25 — Portland, OR — Wonderland Ballroom
May 27 — Salt Lake City, UT — Murray Theater
May 28 — Boulder, CO — Fox Theatre
May 30 — Des Moines, IA — Wooly’s
May 31 — Madison, WI — Wooly’s
June 1 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave II
June 3 — Chicago, IL — Metro
June 4 — Columbus, OH — Newport Music Hall
June 10 — Washington, DC — 9:30 Club
June 11 — Charlotte, NC — Amos’ Southend
June 13 — Atlanta, GA — Center Stage