Royal Blood Makes Another Big Chart Move

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

UK duo Royal Blood keeps climbing the charts.

Royal Blood’s self-titled debut album has reached the #5 spot on this week’s Billboard’s Top 200 Chart.  The announcement was made this week.  It comes a little more than a week after the pair’s June 9th appearance on The Howard Stern Show.  Following its appearance on Sterns Sirius XM Radio show last Tuesday, Royal Blood’s self-titled debut record scanned more than 21,000 copies, pushing it up to the #17 spot.  Along with its appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Royal Blood also performed live at the annual Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival and the Governor’s Ball.

This latest announcement pushes Royal Blood’s numbers to more than 700,000 copies sold worldwide.  It has also produced two hit singles—‘Little Monster’ and the Top 10 hit song ‘Figure It Out,’ which is the band’s latest single.  Royal Blood is currently on tour in support of its album and is scheduled to perform next in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands this Sunday, June 21st. It is part of the European leg of the duo’s current tour. The European leg of the tour winds down July 4th in Arras, France. From there, Royal Blood will return to the U.S. on July 6th for an extensive tour that will take it through October 6th. There are some festival shows scheduled in Japan and the U.K. along the way, too. Fans can check out Royal Blood’s latest tour schedule online now and keep up with its latest news at:

Website: http://royalbloodband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/royalblooduk

Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalblooduk

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Howard Stern Show To Feature Exclusive Royal Blood Concert Tonight, This Weekend

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Royal Blood fans will get a special treat courtesy of The Howard Stern Show tonight.

Royal Blood made its debut appearance on The Howard Stern Show earlier this week on Sirius XM Radio. While there, the duo held a special exclusive concert for audiences along with its interview with “The King of All Media.” Beginning tonight at 11pm EST, Sirius XM subscribers can hear that concert on Stern’s exclusive “Howard 101” channel. Fans that can’t tune in tonight will have plenty of opportunities to hear it as it is scheduled to repeat throughout the weekend. Following its appearance on Stern’s show earlier this week, the band’s self-titled debut shot up iTunes’ charts, rising to #7 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart and #4 on its Alternative Chart.

Royal Blood is currently at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. Once it wraps up there, it will wrap the current U.S. leg of its tour in Atlanta, Georgia before heading overseas for the European leg of its tour. That leg begins next Friday, June 19th in London, England. Fans can check out Royal Blood’s current tour schedule and keep up with its latest news online now at:

Website: http://royalbloodband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RoyalBloodUK

Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalblooduk

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Royal Blood Announces New Headlining Dates, Premieres New Live Video

It looks like there’s no end in sight for the men of Royal Blood.

Royal Blood has added a handful of new tour dates to an already busy schedule. The duo–Michael Kerr (bass, vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums)–has announced four new North American headlining dates in September and October. the dates, listed below, are in addition to Royal Blood’s already sold out headliningdates on its upcoming tour that kicks off June 3rd, and its other upcoming dates. Royal Blood’s newly added tour dates are:

Newly Announced Headlining Dates (On-Sale Friday, 6/5 at 10:00 AM Local Time)

September 24 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

September 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

September 28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

October 6 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

Along with its newly announced dates, Royal Blood also revealed today the new video for its live performance of its song ‘Little Monster.’ The video, which can be viewed online here, https://www.howardstern.com/show-guests/24506-exclusive-premiere-royal-bloods-little-monster/ was recorded at Royal Blood’s recent performance in Tokyo. It will premiere exclusively online at http://www.howardstern.com ahead of the band’s upcoming debut appearance on Stern’s Sirius XM Radio show. The band is scheduled to make its first-ever live appearance on The Howard Stern Show June 9th on Stern’s exclusive Sirius XM channel “Howard 100.” While on Stern’s show, the band will perform its latest single ‘Figure It Out.’ Fans with Sirius XM can hear The Howard Stern Show M – F from 7am ET – 11am ET. It is also available via Sirius XM On Demand for subscribers that listen via the Sirius XM app for smartphone and mobile internet at siriusxm.com. Listeners can get a free trial of the Sirius XM app now online at siriusxm.com/howardfreetrial.

Courtesy:  SiriusXM/Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: SiriusXM/Warner Brothers Records

 

Royal Blood will embark on a multi-city tour beginning Wednesday, June 3rd in support of its self-titled debut record, out now on Warner Brothers Records. The band’s current tour schedule is listed below.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

June 3 – Metro – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT

June 4 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – SOLD OUT

June 7 – Governors Ball – New York, NY

June 10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC# – SOLD OUT

June 11 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC#

June 12 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 13 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA# – SOLD OUT

July 6 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ^

July 8 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON^

July 9 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON^

July 11 – Quebec Summerfest – Quebec City, QC

July 12 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

July 13 – Susquehanna Center – Camden, NJ^

July 15 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 16 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

July 19 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA^

August 9 – Squamish Festival – Squamish, BC

August 12 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB^

August 13 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB^

August 16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 19 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO^

August 21 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO^

August 22 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN^

August 24 – DTE Energy Center – Detroit, MI^

August 25 – First Niagra Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA ^

September 24 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

September 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

September 28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

September 25- 27 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV

October 6 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

October 9 – 11 – ACL Music Festival – Austin, TX

^ Supporting Foo Fighters

# Supported by Mini Mansions

All of the latest updates on Royal Blood’s tour are available online now along with the band’s latest news at:

Website: http://royalbloodband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RoyalBloodUK

Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalblooduk

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Royal Blood To Make Its Howard Stern Show Debut Next Month

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

Photo Credit: Eliot Lee Hazel

British rock duo Royal blood will make its debut on The Howard Stern Show next month.

The duo–Mike Kerr (bass/vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums)–is scheduled to make its first-ever appearance on Stern’s exclusive Sirius XM channel Howard 100 on Tuesday, June 9th. The pair will be on hand for an interview and a performance of its latest single ‘Figure It Out.’ The invitation to appear comes following Royal Blood’s performance at the 2014 MTV EMA Awards, at which Stern first discovered the band. In hearing Royal Blood for the first time, Stern said of the two men, “Nobody does heavy music like this anymore.”

The Howard Stern Show airs daily on Sterns exclusively on his own Sirius XM Channel Howard 100 from 7am – 11am ET. Subscribers can also hear The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM On Demand is they are listening via the Sirius XM app for smartphones and other moblie internet platforms. Audiences that don’t yet have the Sirius XM app can download it online at siriusxm.com. Audiences can also get a free Sirius XM trial online at siriusxm.com/howardfreetrial.

Royal Blood’s appearance on The Howard Stern Show is only a small part of its current live schedule in support of its self-titled debut record out now on Warner Brothers Records. The band is also currently in the midst of the North American leg of its tour, which continues tomorrow, May 23rd at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The show is just one of a number of performances that are already sold out. the band’s current tour schedule is listed below.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES

May 23 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC# – SOLD OUT

May 25 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR# – SOLD OUT

May 27 – Murray Theater – Salt Lake City, UT#

May 28 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO# – SOLD OUT

May 30 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA#

May 31 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI# – SOLD OUT

June 1 – The Rave II – Milwaukee, WI

June 3 – Metro – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT

June 4 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH

June 7 – Governors Ball – New York, NY

June 10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC# – SOLD OUT

June 11 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC#

June 12 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 13 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA# – SOLD OUT

July 6 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ^

July 8 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON^

July 9 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON^

July 11 – Quebec Summerfest – Quebec City, QC

July 12 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

July 13 – Susquehanna Center – Camden, NJ^

July 15 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 16 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

July 19 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA^

August 9 – Squamish Festival – Squamish, BC

August 12 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB^

August 13 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB^

August 16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 19 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO^

August 21 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO^

August 22 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN^

August 24 – DTE Energy Center – Detroit, MI^

August 25 – First Niagra Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA ^

September 25- 27 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV

October 9 – 11 – ACL Music Festival – Austin, TX

^ Supporting Foo Fighters

# Supported by Mini Mansions

 

Fans can purchase tickets for many of the band’s shows and get all of the latest updates from the band online now at:

Website: http://royalbloodband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RoyalBloodUK

Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalblooduk

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Royal Blood Performing Live Tonight On Conan

Courtesy:  Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Fans of the hugely popular British rock duo Royal Blood will get to see the band live tonight on TV. There’s just one catch. They have to be able to stay up late to see the pair perform.

Royal Blood is scheduled to perform live tonight on Conan. There is currently no word on which song or songs the duo will perform. The performance is part of Royal Blood’s ongoing support for its self-titled debut album released via Warner Brothers Records late last year. The dup is currently on tour in support of its self-titled debut. It is currently scheduled to perform live tomorrow, April 17th in Pamona, California before a sold out crowd before making an appearance this weekend at the annual Coachella Festival in Indio, California.

Conan airs Monday through Friday on TBS at 11:00pm EST. Fans can get more information on tonight’s performance on Conan along with information on Royal Blood’s upcoming tour online at:

Website: http://royalbloodband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RoyalBloodUK

Twitter: http://twitter.com/royalblooduk

Instagram: http://instagram.com/royalblooduk

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Muse Debuts Drones’ First Official Single

Photo Credit:  Danny Clinch

Photo Credit: Danny Clinch

Muse will release the first official single from its upcoming album Drones today. The single, ‘Dead Inside’ premieres on radio stations around the world today.

Front man Matt Bellamy says of the single that is the real starting point of Drones’ concept. He said of the song that “This is where the story of the album begins, where the protagonist loses hope and becomes ‘Dead Inside’, therefore vulnerable to the dark forces introduced in ‘Psycho’ and which ensue over the next few songs on the album, before eventually defecting, revolting and overcoming these dark forces later in the story.”

Speaking of ‘Psycho,’ the band just recently debuted the lyric video for that song via the band’s YouTube channel. To date, the video has garnered 6.7 million views. Drones was co-produced by the band and legendary producer Robert John “Mutt” Lange. It will be available in stores June 9th via Warner Brothers Records and can be pre-ordered online now via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/drones/id973555620. The full track listing for Drones is noted below:

Drones Tracklisting:

  1. Dead Inside
  2. [Drill Sergeant]
  3. Psycho
  4. Mercy
  5. Reapers
  6. The Handler
  7. [JFK]
  8. Defector
  9. Revolt
  10. Aftermath
  11. The Globalist
  12. Drones

 

All of the latest updates on Drones, the band’s current tour schedule, and all of the latest updates from the band are available online at:

 

Website: http://www.muse.mu

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/muse

Twitter: http://twitter.com/muse

 

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Muse Premieres Lyric Video For Drones’ Lead Single

Drones Cover Art

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

This summer, British rock band Muse will release its seventh full-length studio effort. Drones will be released in the U.S. via Warner Brothers Records. In anticipation of Drones’ upcoming release, the band debuted the lyric video this week for the album’s lead single ‘Psycho.’

‘Psycho’ will be familiar for those that are familiar with the band’s previous releases as it boasts a sound similar to some of its earlier works. Lyrically, it comes across as a social statement of sorts condemning the practices of the world’s militaries. It stars a drill sergeant that looks quite similar to famed former WWE wrestler Sgt. Slaughter. His harsh drill sergeant approach is set against footage of the band perfoming in front of the song’s lyrics and of a fgure with a sea mine for a head holding a child, thus making even stronger the argument for its lyrical content. Audiences can check out the video now online via YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqLRqzTp6Rk.

More information on Drones and all of the latest updates from Muse is available online now at:

Website: http://www.muse.mu

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/muse

Twitter: http://twitter.com/muse

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