From ‘Trouble’s Coming’ to ‘Boilermaker’, Royal Blood’s most recent releases made a phenomenal impact. Three consecutive Hottest Records courtesy of Radio 1, another 50 million streams and the biggest North American airplay of their career, their third album ‘Typhoons’ has made the duo bigger than ever before.
Royal Blood – Mike Kerr (vocals/bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums) – added to the amplifying momentum they’ve generated by announcing details of a 2022 UK arena tour. It includes their biggest headline show to date at London’s The O2 and represents their first full UK tour since 2017, when they sold-out three consecutive nights at London’s Alexandra Palace.
“Playing live is the DNA and sole purpose of our band. On stage with our fans is where we belong, and we cannot wait for this tour to be a reality!”Royal Blood
When Royal Blood sat down to talk about making a new album, they knew what they wanted to achieve. It involved a conscious return to their roots, back when they had made music that was influenced by Daft Punk, Justice, and Philippe Zdar of Cassius. It also called for a similar back-to-basics approach to what had made their self-titled debut album so thrilling, visceral and original. That cocktail of energy and invention resonates throughout their four recent tracks.
‘Typhoons’ has provided an exciting new era for Royal Blood, who are firmly established as one of rock’s biggest and most vital bands, selling in excess of 60,000 copies and reaching #1. Their previous two albums both also went straight to #1 in the UK, in the process accumulating 2 million global sales. The duo have won a BRIT Award for Best British Group, two NME Awards and a Kerrang! Award. Their debut album was also nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Royal Blood head out later this month to begin their tour, you can find them at the following places:
25th – Bournemouth, International Centre
26th – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
27th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
29th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
30th – London, The O2
1st – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2nd – Manchester, AO Arena
3rd – Glasgow, SSE Hydro