|Apr 24, 2018||Hordern Pavilion, Sydney - Licensed All Ages||Details|
|May 01, 2018||Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland - Licensed All Ages||Details|
|May 03, 2018||TSB Bank Arena, Wellington - Licensed All Ages||Details|
|May 07, 2018||Riverstage - Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Brisbane - Licensed All Ages||Details|
|May 09, 2018||Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne - Licensed All Ages||Details|
|May 13, 2018||HBF Stadium, Perth - Licensed All Ages||Details|
BIGGEST EVER AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND HEADLINE SHOWS NEXT APRIL & MAY
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DEAD FAVOURS (NZ ONLY)
Fresh from their sold out Sydney show and on the cusp of their headline slot at Splendour In The Grass, Frontier Touring and I OH YOU are delighted to announce that Royal Blood will be returning to Australia and New Zealand next April and May to play their biggest venues on our shores to date.
The British rock duo will play six shows – including their first ever shows to Brisbane, Perth and Auckland crowds – in celebration of their acclaimed second album How Did We Get So Dark? (out now via Warner Music).
‘The most universally deified emergent UK rock band since the Arctic Monkeys first thawed out a decade ago.’ – Pitchfork
‘Ambitious and satisfying.’- Allmusic
‘Each track is executed with crushingly focused precision.’ - Clash Music
Forming in Brighton in 2013, Royal Blood’s self-titled first record became the UK’s fastest selling rock debut in three years upon its release in 2014. Hit singles ‘Out of the Black’ and ‘Little Monster’ received widespread praise and earned them a nomination for BBC Sound of 2014, while their glorious track ‘Figure It Out’ has over 15 million views on YouTube and almost 50 million plays on Spotify.
The duo’s follow-up release How Did We Get So Dark? has been quick to follow suit, debuting at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, #4 in the ARIA Album Charts and #6 in the NZ Album Charts. With hit tracks ‘Lights Out’, ‘I Only Lie When I Love You’ and ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ gaining over 19 million streams collectively since April.
Mike Kerr (bass guitar/vocals) and Ben Thatcher’s (drums) return to Australia and New Zealand follows a series of sold-out tours over the past few years. From their debut shows in May 2014 to today, Royal Blood have solidified themselves as an electrifying live act:
‘It was all just a taste of what's to come, and indeed it has us anticipating the full length and their inevitable return to our shores.’ – The AU Review
‘Their breakneck, hour-long set was a jubilation in what should be a powerful year for the two twentysomethings.’ – Consequence of Sound
‘For anyone who loses sleep at night fearing that Rock is dead, Royal Blood offers more than a little hope.’ – Live In Limbo
Royal Blood have consistently sold out shows each time that they’ve toured our fine countries. Whether you’ve missed the chance to see their powerful live show in the past or want to go on the wild ride all over again, act quick to pick up your tickets to the duo’s biggest AU & NZ headline tour next April and May!
Tuesday 24 April – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tuesday 1 May – Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Thursday 3 May – TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Monday 7 May – Riverstage, Brisbane
Wednesday 9 May – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Sunday 13 May – HBF Stadium, Perth
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Local NZ rockers Dead Favours will be joining Royal Blood at two of the most eagerly awaited rock concerts of 2018. Hailing from Auckland, Dead Favours have built a loyal following across the country and are no strangers to the touring scene. Their lead single ‘Dig’ peaked at #1 on the iTunes rock chart, and has been streamed over 100,000 times on Spotify.
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