UK duo Royal Blood kick off what promises to be an epic summer with news of the September 8th release of their fourth album Back To The Water Below along with details of a headline tour set for October.

Fans who pre-order the album from the band’s official store will receive access to a pre-sale for tickets. General sale is at 9am on Friday 2nd June, here.

Check out the new single for “Mountains at Midnight” here:

Speaking about the record Ben Thatcher says, “I think this record was about letting the ideas take us where they needed to go. If there was a song that was calling us to do something that wasn’t typically what we’re known for, that’s where we’re going to go. The songs are in charge and if that means having a record that’s quite varied that’s what we’re going to go for, rather than trying to shoehorn everything into the same world. As a result, we’ve made a record that’s a bit of a rollercoaster. It’s everything we could do.”

Royal Blood ‘Back To The Water Below’ Album Artwork
Royal Blood ‘Back To The Water Below’ Album Artwork

Reflecting upon their journey so far, Mike Kerr adds, “No-one saw the years of us playing in loads of bands to no-one, that all gets swept under the carpet because the other story is magical and much more wondrous. Luck is where passion meets opportunity. We got our golden ticket and walked out victorious. We were in the right place at the right time, and we have to remember to give ourselves the credit that we didn’t get into this position by winning a quiz show, we put in a serious amount of work. It’s taken us four albums to realise this isn’t luck, we’re good and we’re committed to this.”

Tour Dates:

05/27 – Plymouth, Home Park *
05/28 – Dundee, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend
06/20 – Huddersfield, John Smith’s Stadium *
06/21-25 – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury
06/25 – Milton Keynes Bowl *
07/09 – TRNSMT Festival, Glasgow
07/23 – Truck Festival
07/27-30 – Kendal Calling +
07/28-30 – Y NOT? Festival +
07/29 – Brighton Beach
10/20 – Manchester O2 Apollo
10/22 – Stockton Globe
10/24 – London Eventim Apollo
10/25 – Liverpool Uni The Mountford Hall
10/26 – Wolverhampton The Civic at The Halls
10/27 – Portsmouth Guildhall
10/29 – Belfast The Telegraph Building
10/30 – Dublin 3Olympia Theatre

* – with Muse
+ – Festival Headliner

Royal Blood release Back To The Water Below on September 8th, 2023 and you can pre-order your copy here.


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.