Royal Blood Announces U.S. Headlining Tour and Support Dates for The Pixies
After a triumphant U.S. visit last month that included sold-out shows in New York and Los Angeles, their U.S. television debut on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and meeting the legendary Jimmy Page, the U.K. duo Royal Blood is returning to North America for more tour dates.
They kick off a headlining tour July 15 in Charlotte, N.C., and will also play Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 1. Royal Blood have support dates with Arctic Monkeys and Portugal, as well. Then beginning Sept. 27 in San Diego they embark on a North American tour with the Pixies.
In a recent interview with 'Loudwire Nights' host Full Metal Jackie, vocalist / bassist Mike Kerr discussed the most creatively satisfying part of playing as a duo.
"I guess it would be the limitations, really," Kerr says. "The decisions can be made very quickly when writing music together, I find. When it’s two of you, it’s quicker and it’s simpler, particularly in our situation where it’s just one instrument and drums and a vocal. You find there’s a lot of freedom to go where you want without much talking. You can be free and just play music together."
Royal Blood Tour
July 15 -- Charlotte, Tremont Music Hall
July 18 -- Philadelphia, Underground Arts
July 19 -- Baltimore, Baltimore Sound Stage
July 20 -- Washington, D.C., DC9
July 22 -- Allston, Mass., Brighton Music Hall
July 23 -- Rochester, N.Y., Walter Street Music Hall
July 24 -- Detroit, Shelter
July 25 -- Columbus, Ohio, The Basement
July 26 -- Cincinnati, The Ballroom at the Taft
July 28 -- Milwaukee, The Rave
July 30 -- Council Bluffs, Iowa, Harrah's Hotel & Casino (with Arctic Monkeys)
July 31 -- Chicago, Lincoln Hall (with Portugal, The Man)
Aug. 1 -- Chicago, Lollapalooza
Aug. 3 -- Montreal, Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
Royal Blood Tour with The Pixies
Sept. 27 -- San Diego, Humphreys
Sept. 30 -- San Francisco, The Masonic Auditorium
Oct. 2 -- Boise, Idaho, Revolution Center
Oct. 3 -- Spokane, Wash., Performing Arts Center
Oct. 5 -- Calgary, Alberta, Macewan Hall
Oct. 6 -- Edmonton, Alberta, haw Conference
Oct. 7 -- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, TCU Place
Oct. 9 -- Winnipeg, Manitoba, Burton Cummings
Oct. 11 -- Minneapolis, State Theatre
Oct. 12 -- Madison, Wis., Orpheum Theater