Blacklist Royals (USA) + Mr. Burns (Flensburg)
After years of touring, overcoming everything from member changes to terminal illness, Blacklist Royals DIY approach and die-hard spirit won the attention of Paper and Plastick Records (owned by former Fueled By Ramen founder, Vinnie Fiorello); Gunner Records also supported the band's European release, alongside their catalogue of artists such as Frank Turner and Gaslight Anthem. Both labels released Blacklist Royals' critically acclaimed debut full-length album, "Semper Liberi" in late 2010.
After having spent 2010 touring across the United States and Canada, Blacklist Royals kicked off 2011 by showcasing the song "Churchbells Are Ringing" on the hit television series, "Sons Of Anarchy," on the FX Network, followed by a run of sold-out shows with Less Than Jake. In early spring, the band embarked on an extremely successful European tour, including dates supporting Dropkick Murphys, NOFX, and performing at the sold-out Groezrock Festival, they then went on to spend nearly the entire summer on the Vans Warped Tour and closed out the year with a sold out show at the gainesville Fest.
Having spent the first part of 2012 writing/demoing new material, the band hit the road again in March to play the sold out Shirts For A Cure showcase at SXSW and announced the release of the flexi-disc single "Brother And Sisters” this May on Folsom Records (started by Trever Keith of Face To Face and the founder of Vagrant Records, Rich Egan). Blacklist Royals will be touring the east coast and Canada this spring in support, including a main stage appearance at Pouzza Fest and main support for Face To Face.
With a run of shows on Warped Tour this July and a August/September and a European tour on the books, Blacklist Royals are now holed up in the recording studio working on their next full-length, putting all their travels and trials from the last 2 years on tape, and setting out to prove that the great American rock ‘n’ roll band is not a thing of the past.