Touring with Foo Fighters was a “real eye-opener,” says Royal Blood

ABC/Randy HolmesTwo summers ago, Royal Blood landed the gig of a lifetime when they opened for Foo Fighters on their Sonic Highways tour. Speaking now to the Boston Globe, bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr says that the experience of touring with Dave Grohl and company was “a real eye-opener.”

“We’ve been fortunate enough to play with some heroes of ours,” Kerr says. “We played for Metallica, Dave Grohl and the Foos, and Guns N’ Roses, and Arctic Monkeys. We take something from each of them.”

While Royal Blood was opening for Foo Fighters, Grohl played from a giant, mechanized throne after breaking his leg falling from a stage in Sweden.

“The Foos [practiced] for, like, an hour-and-a-half before the actual show, then went and did a three hour, three-hour-and-15-minute show — and Dave was on crutches,” Kerr remembers. “The dedication to what they’re doing is amazing.”

“And they were super nice and awesome,” he adds.

Royal Blood’s sophomore album, How Did We Get So Dark?, will be released June 16. The British duo will kick off a headlining tour in support of the album tonight, June 2 in Boston.

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