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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 24: Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood perform at Madison Square Garden on October 24, 2017 in New York City.

Royal Blood is playing a few U.S. concerts this month — including tonight (December 5) in Houston — but the British duo will be back to play its own headlining shows in the spring. 

After a six-date opening run with Queens Of The Stone Age in May, Royal Blood unveiled 11 of its own shows stretching to June 15. The group will be continuing to promote its sophomore album, How Did We Get So Dark?, and singer-bassist Mike Kerr says he and drummer Ben Thatcher have become completely locked in as a live act since they emerged during 2012:

“I think we as a band just have more experience under our belts. I think, y’know, the world of touring is taking us to a whole new kind of realm, I guess. That’s not something you can buy; It’s experience and, yeah, the chemistry between Ben and myself is enhanced and strengthened both musically and emotionally.”

How Did We Get So Dark? debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. charts in June and spawned the singles “Lights Out” and “I Only Lie When I Love You.”


Royal Blood – 2018 Headlining Dates

5/28 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
5/31 – Stage AE – Indoor – Pittsburgh, PA
6/3 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
6/5 – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater – Austin, TX
6/6 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
6/8 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
6/9 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL
6/11 – Revolution – Fort Lauderdale, FL
6/12 – Jannus Live – Saint Petersburg, FL
6/14 – The Fillmore Charlotte – Charlotte, NC
6/15 – The National – Richmond, VA


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

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