By Haley Biermann
British rock band Royal Blood’s single “Lights Out” has earned a number 1 spot on the rock radio chart. These guys are definitely rockers you’ll want to keep an ear out for. Their sound is unique. It is reminiscent of multiple rock genres— blues rock, hard rock, garage rock, stoner rock, psychedelic rock— they’ve got a taste of anything you could ask for. But they manage to compile the styles into something new, making the music completely their own.
Comprised of a talented duo, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, the band is certainly no stranger to first place achievements. Their song “Little Monster” peaked at number 1 in July 2015, and the band only continues to rise in the ranks.
“Lights Out” is off Royal Blood’s newest album, How Did We Get So Dark?, which was released in June 2016 via Warner Bros Records. This is the band’s second album following their self-titled one, which first struck us in 2013. How Did We Get So Dark? debuted at number 1 in the UK, reaching over 30 million streams on Spotify. Over 250,000 album copes were sold worldwide.
The band has also made several appearances on prominent television shows. They returned to The Late Late Show with James Corden to give a killer performance of “Lights Out,” which they also performed on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel Live!.
Praise for the album continues to roll in. USA Today calls How Did We Get So Dark? "a monstrously good album," and Rolling Stone characterizes it as "a taut, smoldering album from a pair that has distilled rock to its essence.”
This past weekend the band performed at Outside Lands. If you were wondering if you could catch the pair at a live show, you’re in luck! Royal Blood is supporting Queens of the Stone Age in a US tour. Based on how quickly Royal Blood is gaining royal status in the rock world, you’ll want to catch them while you can.
Watch the band’s performance on The Late Late Show with James Corden and check out tour dates below!
Royal Blood North American Tour Dates
16th Aug - The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
1st Sep - BC Place Stadium, Vancouver, BC
3rd Sep - Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA
6th Sep - Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY*
7th Sep - Festival Pier, Philadelphia, PA*
9th Sep - Budweiser Stage, Toronto, ON*
10th Sep - 20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI*
12th Sep - Express Live! Outdoor Pavilion, Columbus, OH*
13th Sep - Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
15th Sep - Agora Theater, Cleveland, OH*
6th Oct - ACL, Austin, TX
9th Oct - The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT*
10th Oct - Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO*
12th Oct - Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO*
13th Oct - Crossroads KC, Kansas City, MO*
14th Oct - Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St. Paul, MN*
15th Oct - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI*
17th Oct - Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI*
18th Oct - Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN*
20th Oct - The Anthem, Washington, DC
21st Oct - Agganis Arena, Boston, MA*
22nd Oct - State Theatre, Portland, ME*
24th Oct - Madison Square Garden, New York, NY*
* Supporting Queens of the Stone Age