Written By | Elizabeth Page
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Atlanta, GA – June 8, 2018 – Variety Playhouse had a long line leading up Euclid Ave Friday evening, well before doors opened, for Worthing, England’s bass guitar & drum heavy blues band Royal Blood. A sold out show.
The clever blend of hard rock and blues act consists of only two members: Ben Thatcher and Mike Kerr. Although from England, the duo has wet their feet in the USA before, first playing on American soil at Coachella Music Festival in 2015.
A fantastic first act, Turbowolf, opened the night. They prepared the audience for what was to come with wild dancing and overwhelmingly positive vibes.
After a comfortable intermission, the band sauntered on stage. They were greeted by a fan base fit for royalty. The first song off the 2017 release, “How Did we get so Dark?” reverberated throughout the venue. The band then performed hits like “Where are you now, “Come on over” , “Little Monster”, “Figure it Out” and many more. The set was geared towards their 2017 release with older hits thrown in to the mix.
The energy was palatable. I could feel the connection among the band and audience. The venue was filled to its capacity. At one point I joined the crowd in standing space to feel the incredible vibes.
The band has expressed in interviews some of their influences: The White Stripes, Nirvana, and Queen… which were very apparent after seeing them perform. It’s also no surprise they have toured with bands like The Foo Fighters & Queens of the Stone Age in the past.
We ended the night on a triple encore with “Out of the Black” driving the show to a close. It was an electrifying show that lit up Little Five points Atlanta.
There are four more tour dates in the US which are listed below:
June 11 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 14- Charlotte, NC
June 14- Dover, DE
June 15- Richmond, VA
Photos By | Elizabeth Page
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