Duo Royal Blood had to ‘rehab’ after three years of touring
Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher of the British duo Royal Blood got last year to deal with physical withdrawal symptoms after the completion of their nearly three-year comprehensive tour.
“Every night at nine o’clock I got a burst of adrenaline to process, and I felt a hot rush through my head shoot. Because my body was accustomed at that time to explode on a stage. It was waiting on an action that came not,” says Kerr to the Volkskrant about the withdrawal symptoms.
“On the one hand, it is of course terrible for such a long time to tour,” says Kerr. “Because you can say that you not going to do, but still it happens: you live more than tweeënhalfjaar on a diet of tequila and chicken wings. A disastrous lifestyle.”
“But at the same time, the experience of your life: with us especially by the way in which our friendship developed, and getting more intense. We really had the idea that we have a war were entered. You know, or you’re not at home – then you are so dead – or you will be back from the front, as comrades.”
Royal Blood returns on 10 november for a show in AFAS Live, the former Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, the netherlands. The action is in the sign of their second album, How Did We Get So Dark? that this month appeared.