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Royal Blood go viral for aggravated response to Radio One’s Massive Weekend crowd

A video of Royal Blood changing into aggravated with the group at Radio One’s Massive Weekend has gone viral, sparking a wide range of reactions.

The duo carried out yesterday (Could 28) at Camperdown Park in Dundee as a part of Radio One’s annual pageant, the place they weren’t too impressed with how the group reacted to them.

“I suppose I ought to really introduce ourselves seeing as no-one really is aware of who we’re,” frontman Mike Kerr mentioned at the start of the clip. “We’re referred to as Royal Blood and that is rock music.

“Who likes rock music?” he requested the group, getting a small cheer. “9 individuals. Good,” he remarked earlier than introducing drummer Ben Thatcher.

Later, Kerr remarked, “We’re having to clap ourselves as a result of that was so pathetic,” earlier than turning to the digital camera and asking: “Will you clap for us? Will you clap? You’re busy. Are you able to clap? Sure, even he’s clapping. What does that say about you?”

After ending their final tune, Kerr is seen throwing his guitar to the ground and leaving the stage with each center fingers caught up on the crowd.

Kerr’s annoyance with the group was met with a wide range of responses. Some identified that as a rock band, Royal Blood had been an outlier on Radio One’s Massive Weekend pop-oriented invoice, had solely been introduced for the pageant a number of weeks prior and had been additionally enjoying to a crowd made up of individuals ready round for Niall Horan. Whereas some understood their frustration, others questioned what they may have anticipated.

“Royal Blood are too sick that crowd is boring,” wrote one Twitter consumer, whereas one added: “Royal Blood are sensible and presumably on the improper pageant. That crowd was ready for Niall Horan.”

Others thought the way in which Kerr spoke to the group was impolite:

Final week, Royal Blood introduced their fourth album, ‘Again To The Water Under’ and launched its lead single, ‘Mountains At Midnight’. The album is due for launch on September 8.

In addition to opening for Muse at their upcoming stadium exhibits, they are going to be enjoying many different festivals this summer time earlier than embarking on a headline tour in October.

The headline tour begins on October 20 at Manchester’s O2 Apollo, operating for 10 days and ending in Dublin on the Olympia Theatre.

Normal sale tickets for the gigs go on sale on Friday, June 2 at 9am BST – you should buy yours right here.

JUNE 2023
20 – Huddersfield, John Smith’s Stadium (with Muse)
21-25 – Glastonbury Pageant
25 – Milton Keynes Bowl (with Muse)

JULY 2023
9 – Glasgow, TRNSMT Pageant
23 – Oxford, Truck Pageant
27-30 – Kendal, Kendal Calling
28-30 – Derbyshire, Y NOT? Pageant
29 – Brighton, Seashore

20 – Manchester, O2 Apollo
22 – Stockton, Globe
24 – London, Eventim Apollo
25 – Liverpool, Uni The Mountford Corridor
26 – Wolverhampton, The Civic at The Halls
27 – Portsmouth, Guildhall
29 – Belfast, The Telegraph Constructing
30 – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre

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