Live Review: Royal Blood – Concorde 2, Brighton 05.09.2023

Henry Groves

By Henry Groves

I don’t think there is ever anything better than a Resident record release show. This time they were presenting Royal Blood at Concorde 2 down on the seafront in Brighton. For a band that had recently played on that very beach to thousands of people, to see them in a venue like this was always going to be incredible, especially as these were hometown shows. You could tell there was excitement for these shows, especially as the front of the queue for the second show, was mostly filled with fans who had just watched the first performance. As 8:30 pm approached, Concorde 2 was about as full as I have ever seen it, and as the lights dimmed, the crowd roared, excited for the show to start (even though it was 27 degrees outside and about 40 in the venue)

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher marched onto the stage, with the former already playing the famous guitar riff from their 2014 hit, ‘Out of the Black’. They played a setlist filled with fan favourites and highlights from their latest number 1 album, and they kept the energy up throughout the set, despite the ridiculous temperature inside the venue. They finished with another hit from their 2014 debut album, ‘Figure it Out’ before everyone walked out onto the seafront. Having never seen Royal Blood before, I was incredibly excited for this show, and they did not disappoint. A flawless performance, in such an intimate venue. I am not sure it can ever be beaten.

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