LA COMES TO EUROPE WITH THE SONS

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Rival Sons, who recently announced a second album entitled LIGHTBRINGER arriving this October, have confirmed L.A. Edwards (Luke Andrew Edwards) an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Julian, CA as main support on their UK & European tour this autumn.

Rival Sons are currently on tour with The Smashing Pumpkins in North America. Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan is quoted in Glide Magazine as stating: “They (Rival Sons) have the blues, but it makes me feel good.”

The band have been on the road since before the release of DARKFIGHTER in June. They will continue through 2023 returning to Europe in October. The UK & European tour will kick off at the legendary Roundhouse in Camden, London on October 13th and includes Glasgow’s Barrowland Ballroom (16th Oct), Paris L’Olympia (27th Oct) and Melkweg Amsterdam (Sold Out). Tickets and full dates available now at rivalsons.com/tour

Guitarist Scott Holiday has confirmed that they will not only be playing material from latest album DARKFIGHTER (June 2023) but also the forthcoming album LIGHTBRINGER (Out October 20th 2023) on the European dates. “Dear friends across the pond, not only will you be getting songs from DARKFIGHTER on the upcoming tour, but you will be first to hear us perform songs from the new album LIGHTBRINGER! This really is a landmark for the band, 2 releases this year! It’s something we’re quite proud of. We can’t wait to share these new songs live, as well as dipping back into our career with some deeper cuts. We really want to create a special, individual show every night.”

Jay Buchanan states, “DARKFIGHTER is a new Rival Sons, and LIGHTBRINGER is the clear definition of what we are now. We broke ground on DARKFIGHTER, but LIGHTBRINGER is a step beyond the personal innovation and exploration. It goes a little further. We took everything into our own hands and pushed to see how far we could go. It was a self-exploration to see who we were and who we’ll be now. We had more friction and compromise than ever, because we isolated the bare essence of where we needed to go—and then we went there.”

The band set the stage for LIGHTBRINGER with a rollicking, roaring, and righteous new single entitled “Sweet Life” – available on all streaming platforms now. Check out the Sweet Life Lyric video: https://youtu.be/myGkkoK344M

From the jump, a frenetic drumbeat gives way to a rip-roaring riff. Meanwhile, Jay’s bluesy wail bounces between a cathartic hook and boogie-down groove as he bemoans, “I’ve got to shake, shake, shake the bad rhythm for good,” shimmying in lockstep with the guitar.

Regarding “Sweet Life,” Jay promised, “It’s the most old-school Rival Sons song on either of these two records. It has all the early elements of what Rival Sons is and was. It was born out of my love mid-sixties rock like The Animals, The Kinks, and the bands I was raised on. It’s a bit of a break from all of the heavy subject matter too; it’s a barnburner.”

Rival Sons crafted DARKFIGHTER and LIGHTBRINGER during the same sessions over the course of 2021. Once again, they recorded with creative confidant and longtime producer Dave Cobb behind the board. The band initially dropped DARKFIGHTER to unanimous tastemaker praise earlier this summer. Classic Rock attested, “DARKFIGHTER might just be Rival Sons’ masterpiece,” and GLIDE Magazine enthused, “DARKFIGHTER is a lean hard rock album that condenses what Rival Sons does well into a brief attack.” At the same time, they have piled up millions of streams across the likes of “Nobody Wants To Die,” “Bird in the Hand,” “Rapture,” and more.

For more information about L.A. Edwards who released their third studio album January 2023 Out of the Heart of Darkness. Go to https://www.laedwards.net/

NORTH AMERICA TOUR DATES:

8/30    Wantagh, NY                          Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater+

8/31    Bristow, VA                            Jiffy Lube Live+

9/2      Toronto, Canada                     Budweiser Stage+

9/3      Ottawa, Canada                     Canadian Tire Centre+

9/6      McKees Rocks, PA                   Roxian Theatre*

9/7      Knoxville, TN                          The Mill & Mine*

9/8      Franklin, TN                           First Bank Amphitheater+

9/9      Noblesville, IN                       Ruoff Music Center+

9/23    Clarkston, MI                          Riff Fest^

9/25    Louisville, KY                          Louder Than Life 2023^

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR:

10/13  London, UK                            The Roundhouse

10/14  Newcastle, UK                         NX

10/16  Glasgow, UK                            Barrowland Ballroom

10/17  Birmingham, UK                      O2 Academy

10/18  Manchester, UK                       Manchester Academy

10/20 Cambridge, UK                        Cambridge Corn Exchange

10/21 O2 Academy                            Bristol, UK (SOLD OUT)

10/22 Southampton, UK                    O2 Guildhall

10/24  Nantes, France                       La Carrière

10/25  Lyon, France                            Le Radiant

10/27  Paris, France                           L’Olympia

10/28  Lausanne, Switzerland           Les Docks

10/29  Milan, Italy                              Alcatraz

10/31  Vienna, Austria                       Gasometer

11/1    Zurich, Switzerland                 X-TRA

11/2    Munich, Germany                   Theaterfabrik

11/4    Prague, Czech Republic          Lucerna Music Bar

11/5    Warsaw, Poland                      Klub Stodola

11/6    Poznan, Poland                       Music Club B17

11/8    Berlin, Germany                     Huxleys

11/9    Amsterdam, Netherlands       Melkweg Max (SOLD OUT)

11/10  Cologne, Germany                  Kantine (SOLD OUT)

11/12  Brussels, Belgium                   Ancienne Belgique (SOLD OUT)

11/13  Hamburg, Germany                Grosse Freiheit 36

11/14  Copenhagen, Denmark           The Grey Hall

11/16  Bergen, Norway                      Forum Scene

11/17  Oslo, Norway                          Sentrum Scene (SOLD OUT)

11/18  Stockholm, Sweden                B-K

11/20  House of Culture                     Helsinki, Finland

11/21  Tampere, Finland                    Tampere Hall

10/13 – 11/21 – European Headline Tour

+Supporting The Smashing Pumpkins

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