Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based co-ed quartet whose debut album (‘CVI’) landed on Best of 2012 lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Spin, Revolver and the Village Voice, premiere their video for “Blue” via Pitchfork – watch it below! The clip comes as news of the band’s first European tour is confirmed. Royal Thunder will perform a handful of mid-April dates with Pallbearer including a stop at Roadburn on April 18. The band also kick off a month of North American dates, joining Enslaved and Pallbearer for a trek that launches on January 3th0 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia.

“This is a long awaited tour for both Royal Thunder and the many European fans who have reached out to us over the past couple of years,” said singer/guitar player Mlny Parsonz of the band’s first European tour. “Roadburn is a wild dream come true. Anyone I have talked to that has played Roadburn always has exciting and positive feedback on the festival. Europe or Bust! Here we come!”

Tour Dates (w/ Enslaved, Pallbearer):

01/30 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
01/31 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
02/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
02/02 Detroit, MI – The Magic Stick
02/03 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club
02/04 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
02/06 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
02/08 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour
02/09 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
02/10 Portland, OR – Branx
02/11 Seattle, WA – Highline Bar
02/12 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
02/14 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
02/15 Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub
02/16 Regina, SK – The Exchange
02/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Osborne Village Inn
02/19 Toronto, ON – Opera House
02/20 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
02/21 Boston, MA – The Sinclair
02/22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Tour Dates (w/ Pallbearer – except Roadburn):

04/10 – London, UK – Borderline
04/11 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
04/12 – Leipzig, Germany – Connewitz
04/13 – Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu
04/14 – Linz, Austria – Posthof
04/15 – Bologna, Italy – Freakout Club
04/16 – Aarau, Switzerland – K.i.F.F.
04/17 – Germany – TBA
04/18 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Roadburn

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