PHOTOS: Royal Blood w/ the Shelters at Paradise Rock Club (6/2)

British duo Royal Blood kicked off their U.S tour with a sold out show at Paradise Rock Club on June 2nd. The floor was already packed, and the line was still well outside at around 9pm, when L.A band The Shelters opened the show. Their energetic set was short but kept the crowd engaged and ready for more. Their heavy sound and presence set the stage for the headliners.

You wouldn’t know it’s just two band members by listening to Royal Blood’s recorded material. They started off strong with Where Are You Now, and the intensity never dropped. Their setlist was short, but massive, including singles like “Lights Out” and “Hook, Line and Sinker,” from their upcoming album How Did We Get So Dark?. Fans were yelling and singing along up until the very end, with an extended rendition of “Out Of The Black,” from their first album. Bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher made sure to let everyone know that Royal Blood is most definitely back, and they’re bringing back raw, sexy rock and roll.