Palaye Royale’s easily recognized theatrical image plays a large role in their band. Leith explains that there is soemthing about the way music and image work together that have made huge bands, like My Chemical Romance, have such an impact. “I do miss the times when people from bands would be walking down the street and you’d immediately know they were in a band; when music and image used to go hand-in-hand,” Leith explains.
“My Chemical Romance did it so well, they were one of the last bands to really be the part. I’ve always really admired that and our goal is to bring it back, we want this to be more than a band, we want it to be a lifestyle—we want to be superheroes!”
Leith also talks about how their dedicated fans, the ‘Royal Council,’ who play off the band’s image with fan art. “We’ve just finished our first headline tour and a fan drew cartoon versions of us so we used them for the tour poster, another made us this really cool silhouette image so we made that into a t-shirt. It’s a huge part of how we operate.”
They’re also nominated for Best Underground Band at the 2017 APMAs! Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime event—get your tickets now!
07/15 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
07/19 – Howell, NJ @ GameChangerWorld
07/20 – Allentown, PA @ GameChangerWorld
07/22 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
07/24 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
07/26 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
07/27 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
07/29 – Dallas, TX @ Dirty 30
07/30 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Sports Cafe
08/01 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
08/02 – West Hollywood, CA @ Roxy Theatre
08/04 – Stateline, NV @ Vinyl at Hard Rock Cafe
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