Royal Blood are back with some live tour dates

The Brighton duo recently confirmed details of their How Did We Get So Dark? sophomore album.

With a new album on the way, Royal Blood have confirmed their return to the live scene. The pair will be playing shows in Cambridge, Newcastle, Southampton and Leicester in May.

How Did We Get So Dark?, scheduled for release on the 16 June 2017, follows their huge self-titled debut. “We had a warehouse space in Burbank [California] and it was great,” frontman Mike Kerr has previously said of the record. “We’d party at night and write all day. By that point, we felt the record was coming together and there was a bit of a theme between the songs.”

Get tickets early by pre-ordering the album

To celebrate the tour and album announcement, fans can get early access to tickets by pre-ordering How Did We Get So Darl?, due for release on the 16 May 2017. Once ordered, fans can grab tickets from the 26 April 2017, with full details provided once the transaction is made. There’s also the option of getting hands on the limited edition Super Deluxe Vinyl release.

Royal Blood had previously debuted new material at Reading Festival last year, before dropping a short teaser on Twitter last week.

They have also revealed their new single, Lights Out.

Royal Blood – Lights Out (Official Video)

Here are those newly confirmed live dates, supported by fellow Brighton outfit Black Honey:

17 May – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
18 May – O2 Academy, Newcastle
19 May – O2 Guildhall, Southampton
20 May – O2 Academy, Leicester

Tickets will be paperless, meaning the person who buys them must be present at the show to gain entry, and limited to two per order.

Tickets will go on sale at 9:00 on Friday 28 April 2017, available through