Royal Blood have just announced tour dates for a UK tour in the summer. The five night tour will begin on September 9 in Southampton. Prior to their gigs in the UK, the Brighton based duo, singer/guitarist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, will be performing an extensive tour across Europe, beginning on July 23.
— Royal Blood (@royalblooduk) July 8, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for purchase. The live dates will include guest appearances from The Mysterines and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets. The band released their second album in 2017, ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, to a four star rating on NME. Their Europe tour dates are listed below.
23/7/19 – Kulturzentrum Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany.
24/7 – Große Freiheit 36 – Hamburg, Germany.
26/7 – Palladium – Warsaw, Poland.
27/7 – Positivus Festival – Salacgriva, Latvia.
28/7 – Botanical Garden Of Vilnius University – Vilnius, Lithuania.
30/7 – House Of Culture – Helsinki, Finland.
1/8 – Morze – St. Petersburg, Russia
3/8 – Afisha Festival - Moscow, Russia.
5/8 – Art-Zavod Platforma - Kiev, Ukraine.
9/8 – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
10/8 – Newport Centre, Newport
12/8 – Caird Hall, Dundee
13/8 – Rock City, Nottingham
14/8 – Winter Gardens, Margate
16/8 – Biddinghuizen, Netherlands, Lowlands Festival
17/8 – Hasselt, Belgium, Pukkelpop
18/8 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Den Atelier
20/8 – Lausanne, Switzerland, Les Docks
21/8 – Zurich, Switzerland, Zurich Openair
23/8 – Reading, UK, Reading Festival
24/8 – Leeds, UK, Leeds Festival
25/8 – Paris, France, Rock en Seine
In a recent interview with NME, Royal Blood were asked about a potential follow up to their second album, to which Kerr said, “We’ve thought about it. We’re pretty busy at the moment. We’ve written a few bits, but we’re kind of still in the thrust of touring. Until that comes to an end, we won’t be embarking on much as of yet”.
Kerr went on further to speculate about the musical style of any new work, saying, “As long as it’s rock music, and it’s me and him smashing the shit out of some instruments and having a laugh, then it could be a reggae record for all that we care”