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Big John Bates comes to the Royal

January 18th, 2012

The Royal Hotel will be the place to be Saturday, January 28 when Big John Bates comes to town for an 8 p.m. show.

Big John Bates has toured the world, awing crowds and even being banned by others.

The groups heavy, high energy live performances together with their southern punk rock has gained them some serious recognition in the music world.

With his sound moving to a more dark and rustic place on his latest album we’re excited to hear what Big John Bates unleashes on the

Bates has played over 1000 shows in 17 countries; headlined to 10,000 at Germany’s Stemwede festival; a federal prison in Belgium and topped the bill with the Fuzztones at the first Stag-o-lee Festival.

They’ve performed at the oldest theatre in Germany, were banned by Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and awed festival crowds in Palermo, Sicily.
The ban has also played the Raalte Festival in Holland with the Blasters & Solomon Burke and the Ink & Iron Festival in Long Beach with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

They’ve even been featured on Battlestar Galactica (Season 3, Episode 14 – The Pleasure Planet). 

Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 day of show and are available at Urban Legends and

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