At The Drive-In to support Royal Blood on UK tour, buy tickets now
- Craig Angus
- 28 June 2017
Having reunited after going on hiatus back in 2001, the Texan post-hardcore band will play 11 arena shows with one of Britain's biggest bands
Royal Blood will be joined on their upcoming UK tour by post-hardcore veterans At The Drive-In. Tickets are on sale now.
The Brighton two-piece tour the country in November, in support of their chart topping second album How Did We Get So Dark?.
Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher's riff-based rock brought them the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury 2017, where they played before headliners Radiohead and penultimate act The XX, and if their forthcoming jaunt around the country wasn't enough to look forward to, their choice of support act makes the shows even more enticing.
At The Drive-In went on an indefinite hiatus in 2001 after the release of their third album Relationship of Command, citing physical and mental exhaustion and with band members pushing very different musical directions. Cedric Bixler-Zavala and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez formed the prog-influenced The Mars Volta, while Jim Ward, Paul Hinojos and Tony Hajjar formed the more conventional alt-rock group Sparta.
Having reformed for some reunion shows in 2012, the group released fourth album in•ter a•li•a in 2016, with Ward replaced by Keeley Davis. The fifteen year wait was worthwhile.
Royal Blood have asked their fellow Brighton residents and shoegazers Black Honey along for the trip too.
Royal Blood UK and Ireland tour dates 2017:
Mon 13 Nov – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Tue 14 Nov – Rivermead, Reading
Thu 16 Nov – Manchester Arena
Fri 17 Nov – First Direct Arena, Leeds
Sat 18 Nov – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
Mon 20 Nov – Alexandra Palace, London
Fri 24 Nov – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Sat 25 Nov – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Sun 26 Nov – 3Arena, Dublin
Tue 28 Nov – Bournemouth International Centre
Wed 29 Nov – Brighton Centre
Tickets for Royal Blood and At The Drive-In are on sale now.