Royal Blood To Play Biggest Irish Concert To Date

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The Brighton rock duo are coming to Dublin’s 3Arena later this year.

They are already used to playing for huge crowd having played Reading festival T in the Park and Glastonbury. However this will be there biggest gig here, having played the Olympia Theatre last year.

They will make their return to Ireland Sunday, November 26th.

News of their Irish date comes ahead of the release of their new album. The eagerly anticipated How Did We Get So Dark? is the follow up to their self-titled debut LP in 2014. Their sophomore album is set to drop on June 16th via Warner Bros. We have already gotten a taster of their new material with the album’s first single ‘Lights Out’ which is out now.

The band’s breakthrough a couple of years ago was huge. Their debut album was the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years, hitting #1 in the UK, going Top 20 in twelve countries, and selling over a million copies.

The pair have since performed for Howard Stern, toured with the Foo Fighters, they have also taken home a BRIT for Best British Band in 2015 and collected gongs courtesy of Kerrang!, NME and Q.

The ten tracks that feature on ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ were written during sessions in Brighton, Hollywood, Los Angeles and Nashville. Always trying to explore ways of stripping their enormous sound back to give it more space and impact, inspiration for the lyrics came from events in vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr’s life since the band first found huge success.

How Did We Get So Dark? will be released on digital, CD and vinyl formats. Pre-orders are now open, and all fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of ‘Lights Out’.

Those lucky enough to have gotten Slane tickets this year won’t have to wait as long to see the duo. Royal Blood will support Guns N’Roses at Slane Castle on Saturday May 27th.

Tickets for Royal Blood at 3Arena go on sale on Friday May 26th at 9am.

Tickets priced from €32.50 inclusive of booking and facility fees go on sale at 9am this Friday 26th, May. They are available fromTicketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.ie