Royal Republic are touring the UK early in 2016, kicking off their national trek the day after releasing their latest album.
“We’re absolutely stoked to announce our return to the UK,” the band said in a statement. “Very much looking forward to supporting Theory Of A Deadman on these dates, and very much looking forward to playing some new stuff! It’ll be brutal! Can’t wait!”
The tour, in support of their third album ‘Weekend Man’, kicks off in Newcastle on 27 February and reaches Camden’s Electric Ballroom in London on 2 March. Tickets are on sale at www.royalrepublic.net.
Building on the success of their first two albums, 2010’s ‘We Are The Royal’ and 2012’s ‘Save The Nation’, the Swedes wanted to create something more expansive for their third.
So frontman Adam Grahn, guitarist Hannes Irengård, bassist Jonas Almén, and drummer Per Andreasson decamped to Berlin’s Fuzz Factory Studios to record with the German production duo of Christian Neander and Michael Tibes.
“We enjoyed making something that was a dynamic journey,” says Grahn of the album that’s out on 26 February. “So you have these new adventures, these great little wild-cards along the way, stuff like ‘Any Given Sunday’, ‘Follow The Sun’, and ‘American Dream’.
“Some songs just seem to fall into your hands out of nowhere, and ‘Follow The Sun’ was one of those. I guess the words are open to interpretation, but to me the message is crystal clear; it’s easy to have unrealistic expectations for your life, so every now and then you just have to stop and appreciate what you’ve already got.
“Today we’re a family, and I don’t think any of us would change things for the world. We’ve made a really strong Royal Republic record that’s totally true to ourselves, and we can’t wait to take it on the road.”
See Royal Republic do just that from the end of February.