British rock band Royal Blood has announced that they will kick off the summer with a headlining U.S. tour in support of their recently announced and highly anticipated new album How Did We Get So Dark?, due out on June 16th on Warner Bros. Records. The tour will kick off on June 2nd at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA and conclude on August 16th at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. Tickets for all dates will be available for purchase starting at 9 am local time on Friday, April 28th. See below for a complete list of dates.
After becoming the biggest breaking British rock band with their self-titled 2014 debut album, Royal Blood’s second album How Did We Get So Dark? is one of the most anticipated releases of the summer. The album’s lead single “Lights Out” and accompanying music video is now available. How Did We Get So Dark will be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats. Also available are a super deluxe vinyl set and a cassette. Fans who pre-order the album via the official band webstore will receive an instant download of “Lights Out.”
Royal Blood’s breakthrough was huge. Their debut album was the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years, hitting #1 in the UK, debuting in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S. and going Top 20 in 12 countries. Before they knew it, they were performing for Howard Stern, touring with Foo Fighters, holding dressing room audiences with Jimmy Page in New York, and being presented with a BRIT for Best British Band in 2015 by the very same guitar god. Their ascendency was further underlined with major awards courtesy of Kerrang!, NME and Q.
Royal Blood will also appear at festivals this summer including The Governors Ball in New York City, Glastonbury, Eden Sessions, and Japan’s Summer Sonic Festival. Visit www.royalbloodband.com for a complete list of upcoming live dates.
June 2 – Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA
June 2-4 – Governor’s Ball, New York, NY
June 6 – 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
June 7 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA
June 9 – St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
June 10 – Newport Music Hall, Columbus, OH
June 11 – Bonnaroo Music Festival, Manchester, TN
July 31 – Upstate Concert Hall, Buffalo, NY
Aug 3 – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
Aug 5 – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
Aug 8 – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Aug 9 – Showbox, Seattle, WA
Aug 10 – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
Aug 12 – Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
Aug 13 – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
Aug 15 – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
Aug 16 – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
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