Various Authors noon, Jan. 18
British retro rockers Royal Blood play Observatory North Park on August 15, but fans will be able to listen to the album they’re touring behind (How Did We Get So Dark?) in June. Coming three years after their self-titled debut, it’s anybody’s guess whether U.S. label Warner Brothers will finally get yanks interested in the band’s bluesy oh-so-Zepplinesque brand of U.K. radio rock. Stateside listeners have mostly ignored their well-publicized anointment as heir apparent by Jimmy Page when the graying god handed them a 2015 BRIT Award as Best British Band, and Howard Stern fans tended to mock the band’s bewildered appearance on his program. It does seem a little soon into their career for an upcoming sophomore LP to supplement the usual digital, CD, and vinyl formats with a “super deluxe vinyl set” and even a limited cassette edition, but a support tour with the Foo Fighters may have banked them enough cred to fill up the Observatory’s 1100 seats. (Photo by Perou)
- When: Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 7:30 p.m.