607 Magazine had this to say about Royal Bliss' set, opening for Buckcherry at Broome County Arena, Binghamton, NY:
The show started off with some ambient-ish music followed by strangers to New York State, Royal Bliss. They opened up with a patriotic number called "Brave" which lead singer Neal Middleton (who from a distance looked like Weasel from VH1's "Daisy of Love") dedicated to "all the people who have laid down their lives." At this point the crowd was pretty small and seemed to basically just be feeling the Bliss boys out. Their second song "We Did Nothing Wrong" included a super sweet drum duet with Middleton and dummer Jake Smith. Way impressive to say the least. They followed it up with "Devils and Angels" and "Finally Figured Out", then ended their set with "I Was Drunk". All in all it seemed the crowd wasn't very familiar with the band, or maybe they were just saving energy for Buckcherry?Video below from Rock on the Range in Columbus, OH, "I Was Drunk," May 17th 2009.
"We Did Nothing Wrong" is still holding strong at #30 on Billboard's Charts after 9 weeks, so the tour is working, boys. The tour is working. A little bird (named Taylor) told me that feelers have gone out to release "Devils and Angels," officially. When? Soon, fans. Soon. Keep an eye and an ear out for it.
Royal Bliss has been on the road solidly since the release of "Life In-Between" mid-January of this year with only a few scattered and brief breaks at home. They'll be back in Utah / Idaho for the following dates in June, and they plan to take a much-needed and well-deserved break from August 2nd through August 20th.
June 6, 2009 for VIVA Salt Lake at The Gallivan Center, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jun 13 2009 at the Diamondz Bar in Jerome, Idaho
Jun 16 2009 at the Huka Bar & Grill in Murray, Utah
Jun 19 2009 at Track’s Brewing Co. in Tooele, Utah
Royal Bliss with the guys from 100.3 The X