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, December 18th at 10AM.
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 focused on the 21st Century.
"..sheer unadultarated greatness" - Classic Rock
"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
The band recently performed on Later With Jools Holland, following another TV appearance 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 fit in a last minute support slot with Lenny Kravitz at Wembley Arena.
A new Rival Sons single called "Good Things" releases in January. It 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.
Sat 28 Leeds Academy, UK
Sun 29 Liverpool Academy, UK
Mon 30 Glasgow Academy, UK
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 http://www.earache.com/rs14 or on iTunes at http://bit.ly/rivalsons-iTunes.
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