Royal Blood to reign at this summer’s Eden Sessions
Hard rock duo Royal Blood will be bringing their incendiary live show to the Eden Sessions on Thursday June 22, 2017.
The Brighton pair, aka Mike Kerr (vocals and bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums), caused a major splash with their self-titled debut album in 2014, with many critics and fans lauding them as the saviours of British rock music.
The album topped the UK charts and was certified platinum, becoming the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years. It spawned the singles Out of the Black, Come on Over, Figure it Out, Little Monster and Ten Tonne Skeleton.
The record was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2014. In 2015, Royal Blood won Best British Group at the BRIT Awards, Best Live Band and Best New Band at the NME Awards, Best Live Act at the Q Awards and Best British Newcomer at the Kerrang! Awards.
Royal Blood released a cryptic video in December, widely interpreted as a hint that they will be releasing a new album in 2017.
Despite having only two members, Royal Blood manage to create a huge, hard-edged sound and have won accolades from rock’s grandees, including Led Zeppelin’s legendary axe-man Jimmy Page.
Rita Broe, Eden’s marketing director, said: “We know that a lot of our audience are big rock fans so we’re very pleased to be bringing perhaps the most exciting young rock band in the world to the Eden Sessions this summer. Royal Blood are incredible musicians and proper rock ‘n’ rollers who are sure to hit us with their signature wall of sound this summer.
“This is a great coup for the Eden Sessions and we’re very proud to be the venue for their first UK show to be announced this year.”
Also on the bill at the Eden Sessions in 2017 is Madness (June 16) and Bryan Adams (July 6). Both of those shows are sold out.
The Eden Sessions enter their sixteenth year in 2017. Last year saw Lionel Richie, Tom Jones, PJ Harvey, Manic Street Preachers and Jess Glynne carry on the great tradition of bringing top UK and international acts to Eden.
The Eden Sessions has its own free-to-view online TV channel (www.youtube.com/edensessionstv) featuring regularly-updated videos of some of the gigs' finest shows.
Tickets for Royal Blood at the Eden Sessions cost £40 plus £5 booking fee and are on sale to members of the Inside Track programme now (Thursday February 2, 3pm). Tickets go on general sale on Thursday February 9 at 5.30pm at www.edensessions.com.