Royal Blood announce huge support act for UK arena tour

Brighton band will play their first UK headline shows yet this November.

Royal Blood have announced they will be supported by At The Drive-In on their upcoming UK and Ireland arena dates.

Black Honey will also join the Brighton band on their biggest run of UK and Ireland headline dates ever, which take place this November. Tickets went on sale earlier today (June 5).


At The Drive-In released comeback album ‘in•ter a•li•a’ last month – read NME’s review here.

Meanwhile, Royal Blood are gearing up to release their second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark‘ on June 16.

Royal Blood’s full upcoming UK tour dates are below.

Thursday June 22 2017 – ST AUSTELL Eden Project
Monday November 13 2017 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday November 14 2017 – READING Rivermead
Thursday November 16 2017 – MANCHESTER Arena
Friday November 17 2017 – LEEDS first direct Arena
Saturday November 18 2017 – BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena
Monday November 20 2017 – LONDON Alexandra Palace
Friday November 24 2017 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Saturday November 25 2017 – NOTTINGHAM Motorpoint Arena
Sunday November 26 2017 – DUBLIN 3Arena
Tuesday November 28 2017 – BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Wednesday November 29 2017 – BRIGHTON Centre

Speaking to NME about the inspiration behind ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’, the band revealed that it was inspired by relationships.


When put to the band that tracks like ‘I Only Lie 
When I Love You’, ‘She’s Creeping’, and ‘Hole In Your Heart’ make the record feel like a ‘break-up’ album, frontman Mike Kerr replied: “It’s been three years, you know? 
So I’ve had relationships throughout that period. It’s a subject matter I love writing about. It comes quite naturally to me. I definitely don’t believe in writing about one person in particular or one experience because it kind of ruins it. Talking about lyrics and explaining songs – to me, you sabotage your art.”