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UK Rockers Royal Blood Returning To New Zealand In May 2018

UK Rockers Royal Blood Returning To New Zealand In May 2018

Thursday 20th July, 2017 9:12AM

Brighton rock duo Royal Blood have lined up two headline shows on our shores for May. The pair were last here for Laneway Festival in 2015, and are returning downunder for a string of shows through Australia and New Zealand in celebration of their chart topping sophomore album How Did We Get So Dark?. Here are the details...

Royal Blood

Tuesday 1st May, Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Thursday 3rd May, TSB Bank Arena, Wellington

See below for ticketing information

Here's the video for 'Lights Out' lifted from How Did We Get So Dark?...



On the cusp of their sold out Sydney show and headline slot at Splendour In The Grass, Frontier Touring and I OH YOU are delighted to announce that Royal Blood will be returning to Australia and New Zealand next April and May to play their biggest venues on our shores to date.

‘Can’t wait to come back over next year and do some bigger shows & get out to places we’ve never played before. We hope you’re enjoying the new album & we’re excited to play you these new songs. Hope to see you there!’ – Royal Blood

The British rock duo will play six shows – including their first ever shows to Brisbane, Perth and Auckland crowds – in celebration of their acclaimed second album How Did We Get So Dark? (out now via Warner Music).

Forming in Brighton in 2013, Royal Blood’s self-titled first record became the UK’s fastest selling rock debut in three years upon its release in 2014. Hit singles ‘Out of the Black’ and ‘Little Monster’ received widespread praise and earned them a nomination for BBC Sound of 2014, while their glorious track ‘Figure It Out’ has over 15 million views on YouTube and almost 50 million plays on Spotify.

The duo’s follow-up release How Did We Get So Dark? has been quick to follow suit, debuting at #1 on the UK Albums Chart, #4 in the ARIA Album Charts and #6 in the NZ Album Charts. With hit tracks ‘Lights Out’, ‘I Only Lie When I Love You’ and ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ gaining over 19 million streams collectively since April.

Mike Kerr (bass guitar/vocals) and Ben Thatcher’s (drums) return to Australia and New Zealand follows a series of sold-out tours over the past few years. From their debut shows in May 2014 to today, Royal Blood have solidified themselves as an electrifying live act:

Royal Blood have consistently sold out shows each time that they’ve toured our fine countries. Whether you’ve missed the chance to see their powerful live show in the past or want to go on the wild ride all over again, act quick to pick up your tickets to the duo’s biggest AU & NZ headline tour next April and May!

APRIL & MAY 2018
Presented by Frontier Touring and I OH YOU

Begins: Wed 26 Jul (2pm AEST / 4pm NZST)
Ends: Thu 27 Jul (2pm AEST / 4pm NZST)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

Begins: Wed 2 Aug (10am local time: AU shows / 12noon NZST: NZ shows)

Tue 24 Apr Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW (All Ages)

Tue 1 May Logan Campbell Centre | Auckland, NZ (All Ages)

Thu 3 May TSB Bank Arena | Wellington, NZ (All Ages)


Mon 7 May Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)

Wed 9 May Margaret Court Arena | Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Sun 13 May HBF Stadium | Perth, WA (All Ages)


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