Blue October to bring The Heart Go Bang Tour to Royal Oak

Platinum-selling alternative rock outfit Blue October will bring The Heart Go Bang Tour to Royal Oak Music Theatre at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 with special guest Northern National.

Blue October, best known for the hits “Hate Me” and Into the Ocean” from their 2006 LP Foiled, are touring in continued support of their latest studio long-player, Home. The album, which dropped in April 2016 on Up/Down Records and is anchored by the lead single “Home,” was recorded in Austin, Texas with the band’s longtime producer Tim Palmer (U2, Ozzy Osbourne). Following its first week of sales, Home landed at No. 19 on the Billboard 200. In addition to the chart-topping title cut, the album includes three additional singles “Break Ground,” “The Still,” and “I Want It.”

The Answers, Blue October’s debut full-length, received a limited release in January 1998 via RoDan Entertainment. The grunge-influenced album received a nationwide re-release in 2008, a full decade after its debut, through Universal Records.

Also on the bill is Northern National, an alternative/indie rock quintet based in Dallas, Texas. Northern National are promoting their 5-track debut EP, The New Age, which was released in September 2016. The EP, recorded with producer Dan Stringer (Ms. Lauryn Hill, X Ambassadors), is anchored by Northern National’s debut single, “Love is Fire.” The band once again teamed up with Stringer for their most recent single, “MoneyBlind”, which was released in April of 2017.

Northern National has previously opened for Andy Grammer, Gin Blossoms, Echosmith, The Spill Canvas, Mat Kearney, The Band Perry and more.

Tickets for the all ages event, $28 through $45, are available here at Royal Oak Music Theatre is located at 318 West 4th Street in Royal Oak, Michigan. For more information, visit Blue October’s website and Royal Oak Music Theatre’s website.