Royal Blood announce intimate UK summer shows

Before they take on arenas next year, Royal Blood will be hitting some of the UK's smaller venues this summer…

Royal Blood announce intimate UK summer shows
Emily Carter
Gobinder Jhitta

Royal Blood have just announced what will presumably be their first proper gigs since the coronavirus pandemic started: the Brighton duo will be performing four intimate UK dates this summer.

Before the head off into arenas next year, Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher will be taking ace new album Typhoons to Bristol, Newcastle, Norwich and Hastings in July and August, with support coming from Tigercub. Surrounding these dates, Royal Blood will also be headlining Sheffield's Tramlines Festival and Portsmouth's Victorious Festival. Tickets go on sale these Friday, July 9, from 9am.

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Speaking to Kerrang! ahead of the release of Typhoons, Ben enthused of Royal Blood's desire to return to the stage and why playing live is so important: "It’s just so much fun being in a band. When you get behind a drum kit and there’s a bass player and a guitarist or whatever, and you’re really gelling and you’re jamming, it’s a feeling you could never get on your own as an independent artist if you were behind a computer. Those moments are so precious.”

Royal Blood's full upcoming live dates now look like this:

July 2021

21 Bristol O2 Academy
22 Newcastle O2 Academy
24 Sheffield Tramlines
27 Norwich UEA
28 Hastings White Rock Theatre
29 Portsmouth Victorious Festival

March 2022

10 Paris Zénith La Villette
12 Luxembourg Luxexpo The Box
13 Cologne Palladium
15 Hamburg Arena
16 Berlin Columbiahalle
17 Wiesbaden Kulturzentrum Schlachthof
19 Milan Lorenzini District
20 Zürich Halle 622
22 Antwerp Lotto Arena
23 Amsterdam AFAS Live
25 Bournemouth International Centre
26 Birmingham Utilia Arena
27 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
29 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
30 London The O2

April 2022

1 Leeds First Direct Arena
2 Manchester AO Arena
3 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
5 Dublin 3Arena

June 2022

20-22 Zagreb INmusic Festival
21 Vienna Gasometer

July 2022

8 Algés NOS Alive
9 Madrid Mad Cool Festival

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