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Royal Blood’s new album ‘Typhoons’ has gone straight to #1 on the UK’s Official Albums Chart. It means that the Brighton duo have now completed a phenomenal hat-trick in which all three of their studio albums have immediately topped the charts, a streak that commenced with their self-titled debut (2014) and then ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ (2017). It’s an achievement made all the more impressive by the fact that ‘Typhoons’ outsold the rest of the Top 5 combined.
Everything about the campaign has suggested that ‘Typhoons’ will elevate Royal Blood’s status as one of the leading lights in the international rock scene. The album’s first four singles (‘Trouble’s Coming’, ‘Typhoons’, ‘Limbo’ and ‘Boilermaker’) have made a phenomenal global impact, landing three consecutive Hottest Records courtesy of Annie Mac at Radio 1, another 80 million streams and the biggest North American airplay of their career.
That huge momentum was capped with a raft of critical acclaim for the album. Many have hailed it as the band’s finest record to date, with the consensus praising Royal Blood’s ability to add a fresh element to their sound without losing the visceral energy that first made them such an engaging prospect.
‘Typhoons’ will maintain its huge profile with extensive plans already taking shape for the year ahead. Royal Blood have recorded a special performance for Radio 1’s Big Weekend of Live Music 2021, which runs from May 28th-31st. The duo will also headline three select summer festivals: Tramlines (July 24th), Truck (July 25th) and Victorious (August 29th).
Their first full UK tour in support of the album commences in March 2022, and includes their biggest headline show to date at The O2 in London. Tickets are available here, and The Amazons will support at all shows. The dates are:
25th – Bournemouth, International Centre
26th – Birmingham, Utilita Arena
27th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
29th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
30th – London, The O2
1st – Leeds, First Direct Arena
2nd – Manchester, AO Arena
3rd – Glasgow, SSE Hydro