Royal Blood give middle fingers to the crowd, call them "pathetic"
The last time we updated you on rock band Royal Blood was when they joined At The Drive-In to tour the UK. However this weekend at the Radio 1 Big Weekend show held in Dundee, Scotland on Sunday they failed to impress the audience, and the band wasn't too happy about it. As a result, the band stormed off stage, middle fingers up.
While addressing the crowd at the beginning of the performance, vocalist Mike Kerr asked who likes rock music only to receive a lukewarm response from what Kerr says sounded like "nine people." The lack of enthusiasm from the audience seemed to be taking a toll on the band's performance.
Throughout the set, the band was greeted with weak applause, leading Kerr to ask a cameraman to clap for them:
"We're having to clap ourselves because that was so pathetic. Will you clap for us? Will you clap? You're busy. Can you clap?"
"Yes, even he's clapping. What does that say about you?"
Finally, the band had enough, walking off stage, with middle fingers raised in the direction of the audience.
Even though Royal Blood had released a single "Mountains at Midnight" from their upcoming fourth album Back to the Water Below last week, it seemed Dundee's audience failed to appreciate the band's live performance. Whether Mike Kerr or Royal Blood will ever perform for a Radio 1 crowd again or not remains to be seen.