Photos: Royal Blood at The Metro, Sydney

Brighton rock heroes Royal Blood played a sold-out Splendour sideshow at Sydney’s Metro Theatre last week and also announced that they’ll be returning to Australia and New Zealand next April and May to play their biggest venues there to date.

They said: “We can’t wait to come back over next year and do some bigger shows and get out to places we’ve never played before. We hope you’re enjoying the new album and we’re excited to play you these new songs. Hope to see you there!”

The British rockers will play six shows – including their first ever gigs in Brisbane, Perth and Auckland – in celebration of their acclaimed second album How Did We Get So Dark? They are also playing all over North America and Europe in the next few months. Tour info can be found further down the page.

Here are our photos form their epic gig at the Metro Theatre last week, taken by Adam Davis-Powell. Click to enlarge.

Here are their 2018 Aus/NZ tour dates…

Tue 24 Apr – Hordern Pavilion (All Ages) Sydney
Tue 1 May – Logan Campbell Centre (All Ages) Auckland, NZ
Thu 3 May – TSB Bank Arena (All Ages) Wellington, NZ
Mon 7 May – Riverstage (All Ages) Brisbane, QLD
Wed 9 May – Margaret Court Arena (All Ages) Melbourne, VIC
Sun 13 May – HBF Stadium (All Ages) Perth, WA

General sale from Wed 2 Aug, 10am local time (Aus shows), 12 noon NZST (NZ shows). For full tour information, click here:

For tour dates in other territories, go here.

Incidentally, the band also used the Metro show to launch the brand new away strip from their local football team, Brighton & Hove Albion, who were promoted to the Premier League for the upcoming season. Here’s the clip:



Metro Theatre photos by Adam Davis-Powell. Video clip from the BHAFC Youtube.