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Royal Thunder Premiere “Blue” Video via Pitchfork; Announce North American and European Tour Dates

| 7 January 2013 | Reply


Jan. 4, 2013, Philadelphia – Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based co-ed quartet whose debut album (CVI) landed on Best of 2012 lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Spin, Revolver and the Village Voice,  premiere their video for “Blue” via Pitchfork (

The clip comes as news of the band’s first European tour is confirmed.  Royal Thunder will perform a handful of mid-April dates with Pallbearer including a stop at Roadburn on Apr. 18.  The band also kick off a month of North American dates, joining Enslaved and Pallbearer for a trek that launches on Jan. 30 at Underground Arts in Philadelphia.

“This is a long awaited tour for both Royal Thunder and the many European fans who have reached out to us over the past couple of years,” said singer/guitar player Mlny Parsonz of the band’s first European tour. “Roadburn is a wild dream come true.  Anyone I have talked to that has played Roadburn always has exciting and positive feedback on the festival.  Europe or Bust!  Here we come!”

Royal Thunder 2013 tour dates:

dates w/Enslaved and Pallbearer

Jan. 30    Philadelphia, PA    Underground Arts

Jan. 31    Baltimore, MD    Ottobar

Feb. 1    Pittsburgh, PA    Mr. Small’s Theatre

Feb. 2    Detroit, MI    The Magic Stick

Feb. 3    Chicago, IL    Reggie’s Rock Club

Feb. 4    Minneapolis, MN    Mill City Nights

Feb. 6    Denver, CO    Marquis Theatre

Feb. 8    Los Angeles, CA    Troubadour

Feb. 9    San Francisco, CA    Slim’s

Feb. 10    Portland, OR    Branx

Feb. 11    Seattle, WA    Highline Bar

Feb. 12    Vancouver, BC    Biltmore Cabaret

Feb. 14    Edmonton, AB    Pawn Shop

Feb. 15    Calgary, AB    Dickens Pub

Feb. 16    Regina, SK    The Exchange

Feb. 17    Winnipeg, MB    The Osborne Village Inn

Feb. 19    Toronto, ON    Opera House

Feb. 20    Montreal, QC    Les Foufounes Electriques

Feb. 21    Boston, MA    The Sinclair

Feb. 22    New York, NY    Bowery Ballroom

dates with Pallbearer (except Roadburn)

Apr. 10    London, UK    Borderline

Apr. 11    Antwerp, Belgium    Trix

Apr. 12    Leipzig, Germany    Connewitz

Apr. 13    Berlin, Germany    Bi Nuu

Apr. 14    Linz, Austria    Posthof

Apr. 15    Bologna, Italy    Freakout Club

Apr. 16    Aarau, Switzerland    K.i.F.F.

Apr. 17    Germany    TBA

Apr. 18    Tilburg, Netherlands    Roadburn

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