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Royal Blood


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Bluesy hard rock duo from Brighton

Get the album Typhoons here

Raised in West Sussex, drummer Ben Thatcher and guitarist Mike Kerr met as teenagers in 2005, both playing together in punk band Flavour Country for a time.

In 2013, they reconnected in Brighton and formed the two-piece Royal Blood. The duo's rise in the industry has been as fast and furious as their music. Initially, the pair cut their chops playing open-mics but were soon signed to Warner Records. Before the year’s end, they’d released a run of singles – Out Of The Black, Come On Over and Little Monster – and were nominated for BBC’s Sound Of… 2014 poll.

The following summer, Royal Blood supported Arctic Monkeys during a couple of Finsbury Park shows alongside festival appearances including T In The Park, Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds and Download. These performances preceded their much anticipated debut eponymous album. When Royal Blood was finally unveiled in late August 2014 it, landed at No.1 on the UK albums chartNominated for the 2014 Mercury Prize, it also saw the duo named Best British Group at the 2015 BRIT Awards.

In summer 2017, Royal Blood released their more dynamic second album How Did We Get So Dark?, a 10-track collection which topped the UK albums chart upon arrival. To support the album, the pair took their gritty, deep-fried rock’n’roll on a sell-out UK arena tour that included three shows at London’s Alexandra Palace.

During 2019, Royal Blood recorded two new songs – Boilermaker and King. In autumn 2020, Thatcher and Kerr released Trouble’s Coming as the lead single from their next album. In early 2021, they revealed a second single, Typhoons, which took its title from their third album of the same name, released in April 2021.

In addition, Royal Blood announced a UK arena tour for March and April 2022 that included their biggest headline show to date at London's O2. In July of that year, Royal Blood announced 2021 tour dates in Bristol, Newcastle, Norwich and Hastings.

Royal Blood's 2021/22 UK tour

  • 21 July 2021 – Bristol O2 Academy 1
  • 22 July 2021 – Newcastle O2 Academy 1
  • 27 August 2021 – Norwich The Nick Rayns LCR, UEA
  • 28 August 2021 – Hastings White Rock Theatre
  • 25 March 2022 – Bournemouth International Centre
  • 26 March 2022 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
  • 27 March 2022 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 29 March 2022 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • 30 March 2022 – The O2, London
  • 1 April 2022 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 2 April 2022 – AO Arena, Manchester
  • 3 April 2022 – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow


Royal Blood are touring the UK in July and August 2021 and March and April 2022 in support of their new album Typhoons.

Royal Blood will be visiting arenas in the following UK cities in 2021 and 2022:

  • Bristol
  • Newcastle
  • Norwich
  • Hastings
  • Bournemouth
  • Birmingham
  • Cardiff
  • Nottingham
  • London
  • Leeds
  • Manchester
  • Glasgow

Tickets for Royal Blood's 2021 UK tour dates go on sale from 09:00 on Friday 9 July 2021.

Tickets for Royal Blood's 2022 UK tour dates are on sale now.

Royal Blood is a two-piece heavy rock band comprised of Mike Kerr on vocals and bass and Ben Thatcher on drums.

With both members hailing from West Sussex, the band Royal Blood was formed in Brighton in 2013.