Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher of Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Hot on the heels of the announcement that their eagerly anticipated second album How Did We Get So Dark? will be released on June 16th and the unveiling of lead single Lights Out, Royal Blood build on that momentum with the confirmation of a series of intimate shows in support of the album.

Here they are captured live by Lucy Kingsford at Corn Exchange in Cambridge on 17th May 2017.

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

These dates are the first UK headline shows since March 2015, run alongside their previously announced summer festival dates which include Glastonbury, The Governors Ball, Summer Sonic, Lollapalooza and the Eden Sessions. They have also just announced a major UK tour for later in the year.

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher , Royal Blood (Lucy Kingsford)