A ROCK BAND described as "verging on genius" has added more dates to its upcoming tour.

Royal Blood has announced a new set of shows as they plan to go on tour this summer. The band last played a full UK show at the Leeds Festival in August 2019.

The Brighton duo, who released their third album Typhoons, in April, have confirmed new shows in Hastings Bristol, Newcastle and Norwich after the government outlined its proposed easing of Covid-19 restrictions for July 19.

The new shows extend Royal Blood's upcoming touring plans, having already announced that they will headline the Tramlines and Victorious Festivals in July and August.

The news comes after the band completed a show at Brighton Palace Pier part of Radio 1's Big Weekend of Live Music 2021, which featured a selection of 'Typhoons' tracks alongside firm fan favourites such as 'Out Of The Black'.

The Argus: Brighton band Royal Blood have added more dates to their upcoming tourBrighton band Royal Blood have added more dates to their upcoming tour

Here is a full rundown of Royal Bloods upcoming shows.

July 21 – Bristol, O2 Academy

July 22 – Newcastle, O2 Academy

July 24 – Sheffield, Tramlines Festival

August 27 – Norwich, UEA

August 28 – Hastings, White Rock Theatre

August 29 – Portsmouth, Victorious Festival

Next year, Royal Blood will be touring again and will be taking on their biggest European tour so far. Throughout March and April, they will be supported by The Amazons from Reading.

March 25 – Bournemouth, International Centre

March 26 – Birmingham, Utilita Arena

March 27 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

March 29 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena

March 30 – London, The O2

April 1 – Leeds, First Direct Arena

April 2 – Manchester, AO Arena

April 3 – Glasgow, SSE Hydro

Since the release of Typhoons, Royal Blood have had Top 10s in the USA and Canada, "it has elevated their status as one of the leading lights in the international rock scene".

The band also topped the UK album charts, as they did with their previous two albums, Royal Blood in 2014 and How Did We Get So Dark in 2017.

The rockers have achieved two million global sales and won the BRIT Award for Best British Group, two NME Awards and a Kerrang! Award.