Wednesday, 17 December 2014

RIVAL SONS announce European tour for early 2015

'Good Things'

"They craft near-perfect garage-rock songs to hang the thrills and frills from." - Kerrang!
"A powerhouse of big riffed rock ‘n’ roll" - Q Magazine
"..a cavalcade of fuzzy, hulking riffs, swinging psychedelic grooves and hollered vocals" - Mojo
"Sun kissed psychedelia and irresistible hooks, with the band’s soul, funk and blues influences thrust joyously to the fore… If you thrilled to the Black Keys it’s time to meet your new favourite band" - The Guardian
"..sheer unadultarated greatness" - Classic Rock

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS are currently winding up the UK leg of their European tour, and are delighted to announce they will be heading back in March and April 2015 which will see them headline the prestigious Roundhouse in London. Tickets go on sale THURSDAY 18TH DECEMBER 2014 – 10AM.

The band recently performed on Later With Jools Holland, following another TV appearance in the USA on the Late Show with David Letterman and a phenomenal performance at the star-studded Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in LA. They also fitted in a last minute support slot with Lenny Kravitz at Wembley Arena. 

With elements of psychedelia and more than a nod to soul, the new RIVAL SONS album 'Great Western Valkyrie' received rave reviews when it was released earlier this year. It was rated the No.1 album of 2014 by Classic Rock magazine as well as hitting the Top 20 albums of the year in Kerrang magazine. This, their fifth record in as many years saw the band yet again recording live in Nashville, using '50s gear borrowed from Sun studios, acknowledging their heritage, but always having their eyes and ears focussed on the 21st Century. 

There will be a new RIVAL SONS single in January 2015. ‘Good Things’ is a stroll through the land of possibilities that highlights the soulful melodies of enigmatic singer Jay Buchanan, shows off the signature guitar tones of Scott Holiday whilst the powerhouse rhythm section of Michael Miley on drums and the sultry grooves of Dave Beste on bass pin the whole song down. 

March 2015
Sat 28 Leeds Academy, UK 
Sun 29 Liverpool Academy, UK 
Mon 30 Glasgow Academy, UK 

April 2015
Wed 1 London Roundhouse, UK 
Fri 3 Nottingham Rock City, UK 
Sat 4 Southampton, Guildhall UK
April 5 Passpop Festival, Schijndel, Netherlands
Tues 7 Brussels AB, Belgium 
Wed 8 Hengelo Metropolo, Netherlands 
Thurs 9 Hannover Capitol, Germany 
Sat 11 Trondheim Samfundet, Norway 
Sun 12 Oslo Centrum Scene, Norway 
Mon 13 Aarhus Vox Hall, Denmark 
Tues 14 Berlin Heimathafen, Germany 
Thurs 16 Bern Bierhubeli, Switzerland 
Fri 17 Strasbourg Artefact Festival, France 
Sat 18 Lille Paradis Artificiel Festival, France 
Sun 19 Nantes Stereolux, France 
Tues 21 Bordeaux Rocker de Palmer, France 
Wed 22 Toulouse Bikini, France 
Sat 25 Monsters Of Rock Festival Sao Paulo, Brazil
Mon 27 Lyon Ninkasi Kao, France 
Thurs 30 Lucerne Schurr, Switzerland 

'Great Western Valkyrie' is available now and stormed into the charts around the world upon its release. Available on digisleeve CD and limited edition vinyl LP at - or on iTunes at

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