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Royal Blood’s Debut Album Climbs To No. 5 On The Billboard Albums Chart

Thomas Bellflower June 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 18, 2015 – UK duo Royal Blood’s heralded debut self-titled album has climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard Albums Chart ten months after its release. Following a remarkable appearance on the famed Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM on Tuesday, June 9th, their debut album scanned over 21,000 units last week alone catapulted to No. 17 on the Billboard 200 Chart. This marks the highest sales week for the revered band.


That same week, Royal Blood delivered blistering sets at the Governor’s Ball and Bonnaroo festivals. Globally, the album has now sold over 700,000 copies and has produced a Top 10 success at Alternative Radio with “Figure It Out”. Current single “Little Monster” is following in its predecessor’s footsteps.


Royal Blood will return to the U.S. early next month for shows supporting Foo Fighters. For a complete list of upcoming dates, see below or click HERE.



July 6 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ^

July 8 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON^

July 9 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON^

July 11 – Quebec Summerfest – Quebec City, QC

July 12 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

July 13 – Susquehanna Center – Camden, NJ^

July 15 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 16 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

July 19 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA^

August 9 – Squamish Festival – Squamish, BC

August 12 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB^

August 13 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB^

August 16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 19 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO^

August 21 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO^

August 22 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN^

August 24 – DTE Energy Center – Detroit, MI^

August 25 – First Niagra Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA ^

September 24 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

September 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

September 28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

September 25- 27 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV

October 6 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

October 9 – 11 – ACL Music Festival – Austin, TX


^ Supporting Foo Fighters


Royal Blood is 24 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 27 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher. The duo’s sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers… yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two men and two instruments. The band’s ferocious approach to the drums and bass have led them to be hailed as one of the most exciting forces in live music. Entertainment Weekly praised the band’s “muscle-car riffs and bluesy snarls”, while Rolling Stone proclaimed “the band is surely well on its way to becoming a household name.” Pitchfork noted the band’s “crushing, contorted groove” and “telepathic sense of connectivity”. USA Today declared them “the biggest breakouts in rock this year.”


Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

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