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Royal & The Serpent Issues Empowering Double-Single

Royal & the Serpent Spring 2023
[Photo by: Whitney Otte]

Alt-pop newcomer Royal & the Serpent kicks off the summer with her impressive double-single release titled RAT TRAP I: the blueprint. This exciting collection features “ASTROTURF” and the empowering LGBTQIA+ anthem “One Nation Underdogs.”

“ASTROTURF” and “One Nation Underdogs” are both captivating songs that delve into the profound themes of self-acceptance and embracing individuality. Royal‘s latest release showcases her remarkable ability to seamlessly blend indie pop and alternative sounds, captivating listeners with infectious energy and unforgettable melodies.

“These first two songs are titled ‘the blueprint’ for a reason…” Royal explains. “They are the very beginning etchings of what is ready to be built within the royalverse. They paint a picture of a reality (quite reflective of our own) made of plastic – shiny, toy-like, fake, and easy to break.”

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“‘Astroturf’ gives us a glimpse of the other side—where the grass seems greener—yet ultimately leads us back to an understanding of the truth (that everything is all fake),” she continues. “‘One Nation Underdogs’ breaks the mold with a fierce & queer rewrite of our (not so beloved) pledge of allegiance – pushing boundaries and barriers in the world we’re building (and the one we’re living in). Both songs take place in the same alternate RATS universe – along with every RAT TRAP to come. Here we go… it’s just the beginning…”

With RAT TRAP I: the blueprint, Royal & the Serpent establishes herself as a rising force in the alt-pop scene. The tracks not only showcase her unique musical style but also delve into thought-provoking questions about personal identity and self-expression. This double-single release is a testament to Royal‘s artistry and will be on full display this summer during her packed touring schedule alongside Fall Out Boy. You can grab tickets to see her live this summer here.

Tour Dates:

  • June 21—Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
  • June 23—Maryland Heights, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • June 24—Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater
  • June 27—The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  • June 28—Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
  • June 30—Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre
  • July 1—Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • July 2—Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium
  • July 3—Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium
  • July 5—Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
  • July 7—Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
  • July 9—Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
  • July 11—Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
  • July 13—Somerset, WI @ Somerset Amphitheater
  • July 15—Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
  • July 16—Noblesville, IN @ Ruoff Music Center
  • July 18—Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
  • July 19—Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
  • July 21—Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
  • July 22—Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
  • July 24—West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
  • July 25—Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • July 26—Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
  • July 29—Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre
  • July 30—Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
  • Aug. 1—Forest Hills, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
  • Aug. 2—Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
  • Aug. 4—Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Amphitheater
  • Aug. 5—Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Aug. 6—Camden, NJ @ Freedom Mortgage Pavilion
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