Los Angeles – British rock band Royal Blood’s sophomore Warner Bros. Records album How Did We Get So Dark? has debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart. In the U.S., the album debuted in the Top 10 on the Current Albums, Hard Music Albums, Rock Albums, Alternative Albums, and Overall Digital Albums charts.
Royal Blood’s 2015 self-titled debut album also debuted at the top of the chart — making them two for two with debut No. 1s in their home country. How Did We Get So Dark? is now available on CD, vinyl and through all digital retailers. Visit www.royalbloodband.com to stream or purchase the album, which features the single “Lights Out,” as well as “Hook, Line, and Sinker” and “I Only Lie When I Love You.”
After becoming the biggest breaking British rock band with their self-titled 2014 debut album, How Did We Get So Dark? is one of the most anticipated releases of the summer. Lead single “Lights Out” was released on April 13, 2017 and Royal Blood premiered it in the U.S. live on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on May 9, 2017. Earlier this month, the band returned to Late Night with Seth Meyers with an explosive performance of the track.
Praise for the How Did We Get So Dark? includes USA Today: “a monstrously good album”, Rolling Stone: “a taut, smoldering album from a pair that has distilled rock to its essence”, NME: “the sound of modern masters honing their craft,” Entertainment Weekly: “darkly thrilling”, Forbes: “Royal Blood ready to make leap to rock stardom on second album”, and much more.
Royal Blood’s breakthrough was huge. Their debut album was the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years, hitting #1 in the UK, debuting in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Chart in the U.S. and going Top 20 in 12 countries. It sold over 1.2 million units (including streams). Before they knew it, they were performing for Howard Stern, touring with Foo Fighters, holding dressing room audiences with Jimmy Page in New York, and being presented with a BRIT for Best British Band in 2015 by the very same guitar god. Their ascendency was further underlined with major awards courtesy of Kerrang!, NME and Q.
Royal Blood performed at the Glastonbury Festival this past weekend. This fall they will support Queens of the Stone Age across the U.S. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
Royal Blood North American Live Dates
29th July – Way Home Music & Arts Festival – Oro-Medonte, ON
31st July – Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
1st Aug – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
3rd Aug – Bogart’s, Cincinnati, OH
5th Aug – Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL
8th Aug – Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC – SOLD OUT
9th Aug – Showbox, Seattle, WA
10th Aug – Roseland Theater, Portland, OR
12th Aug – Outside Lands, San Francisco, CA
13th Aug – The Observatory, Santa Ana, CA
15th Aug – The Observatory North Park, San Diego, CA
16th Aug – The Wiltern, Los Angeles, CA
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*
15th Sep – Agora Theater, Cleveland, OH*
9th Oct – The Complex, Salt Lake City, UT*
10th Oct – Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO*
12th Oct – Peabody Opera House, Kansas City, 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*
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
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