Glory to Glory Tour

with Friko

Thursday, September 19, 2024

The Canopy Club | 708 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, Illinois

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Doors 7:00 pm | Show 8:00 pm | 18+

Australian indie duo Royel Otis have captivated millions of listeners globally since forming in 2019, having slowly and carefully morphed their sound into new shapes across their first three EPs Campus (2021), Bar & Grill and Sofa Kings (each 2022). With the 2024-release of their debut album Pratts & Pain, the pair swing between melodic, pop-inspired indie and woozy psych while never feeling tied to one lane – a technique that’s attracted fan status from Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Matt Wilkinson. The record landed at #1 on the ARIA Australian Albums Chart and #10 on the ARIA Albums Chart, was awarded a coveted triple j Feature Album and garnered worldwide critical acclaim. Pratts & Pain received 4 star reviews from UK tastemakers Dork, Clash and NME (and graced the NME cover at home and in the UK), and saw the pair reach #1 Most Played Artist at US college radio across music specialty shows.

Amassing over 140 million streams to date, Royel Otis have also covered global playlists on Spotify and Apple Music, sold out a 15-date headline tour of Australia, and embarked on debut headline tours of the UK, Europe and soon to come, US. Most recently, their triple j Like A Version recording of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s “Murder On The Dancefloor” became a viral TikTok sensation globally, already cracking the US Billboard Alternative Airplay Chart at #17, The Mediabase Chart at #16 and reaching #2 on ARIA’s Top 20 Australian Singles. Receiving a nod from Sophie herself, it remains in single and streaming charts across Australia, Europe, the US and UK.

Royel Otis have no issue keeping all who listen on their toes. After the release of two EPs that took the band on a fast-track ride to global notoriety, PRATTS & PAIN has landed to propel Pavlovic and Maddell through their next chapter, adventures abound with no limits.