BAND SET TO RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA FOR
TOUR DATES ON THE HEELS OF EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN TOUR IN SUPPORT OF THEIR ACCLAIMED ALBUM
FIRST SINGLE “KEEP ON SWINGING” WAS #1
IN CANADA FOR 6 STRAIGHT WEEKS
They have taken their roots and made it their own, and in today’s f..ked up mess they call the music business, every now and then a band comes along to prove when done right, there ain’t nothing like a great-riffing, keep-it-simple, rocking blues band that swings from the hip, restoring my faith in all the things I believe to be the makings of A GREAT ROCK & ROLL BAND…with the emphasis on ROLL. A band can’t rock if it don’t know how to roll–and these guys definitely know how to roll.”
— Jerry Shirley, founding member and drummer of Humble Pie (2013)
Maximum-blues-infused, hard rock band RIVAL SONS will perform two songs acoustically Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 PM PT live on AXS-TV: singer JAY BUCHANAN and guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY will do “Keep On Swinging”–the first single from their acclaimed current album HEAD DOWN–as well as “Burn Down Los Angeles” from their 2011 album Pressure and Time. The video for “Keep On Swinging” can be seen here: www.vevo.com/watch/rival-sons/keep-on-swinging/GBA631200133.
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RIVAL SONS—Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Robin Everhart (bass) and Michael Miley (drums)–just wrapped up their headlining tour with shows in Canada, Europe and the U.K. Next, the group will tour the U.S., beginning May 29 in Grand Rapids, MI (itinerary below), to support of their third album HEAD DOWN, which was released March 19 on Century Media Records. It features “Keep On Swinging,” which hit #1 on the Active Rock Radio Charts in Canada and remained at the top for six straight weeks.
The band is anxious to be back in States, says drummer Michael Miley, “Finally! Back in the USA! We’ve been steeped in Europe and UK love for two solid years. We’re so ready to play the home court. Live, raw, and truthful. We’re thankful to the US radio stepping up and taking a risk on us. See you soon!”
Reaching #1 on the Rock chart in 2012 in the U.K., HEAD DOWN has garnered the group four-star reviews (including Mojo and the Guardian) overseas as well as magazine covers and the “Breakthrough Artist” award at the 2012 Classic Rock Awards show in London. The RIVAL SONS made their major national television debut when they performed “Keep On Swinging” on ABC-TV’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” in March. Here are the links:
RIVAL SONS will also be the first American band to stream a live performance on LiveMusicStage.com–an online platform where audiences can interact with the performing artists, while enjoying high-quality live streams. The RIVAL SONS concert will be streamed live from Kivenlahti Rock–an outdoor festival in Finland which annually attracts about 15,000 music lovers—on Saturday, June 8 at 10:30PM local time (3:30 PM Eastern). The band’s gig can be viewed all over the world through LiveMusicStage.com for the fee of 5 Euros. The show will be found at the following address: www.livemusicstage.com/kivenlahti-rock.
In last year’s Jimmy Page Rolling Stone cover story, David Fricke writes about Page’s affection for the group, saying, “[Jimmy] Page is fully engaged in current music; he enthuses about recent London shows he’s seen by Muse and a young American blues-rock combo, Rival Sons (12/6/12).
Catch the RIVAL SONS on tour:
|Wed||5/29||Grand Rapids, MI||Intersection|
|Tue||6/4||Minneapolis, MN||Nether Bar|
About RIVAL SONS:
RIVAL SONS are a raucous, maximum-blues-infused, hard rock band which explodes with the rhythm and roughness of some of the greatest rock acts of all time. From a self-released full-length album Before the Fire and EP (self-titled), to the strength of their live performances, the band gain major attention everywhere they play. Early accolades included a stint opening up for legends like AC/DC and Alice Cooper, several USO shows with Kid Rock, and a televised performance in the pit at The Indianapolis 500. The Huffington Post even dubbed RIVAL SONS as “one of the top 5 bands to watch” during 2010’s CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. RIVAL SONS’ full-length Earache debut, Pressure & Time, was recorded in Los Angeles and released worldwide in May 2011. The record quickly charted in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and beyond. And by the time RIVAL SONS embarked on their first full length headline tour of Europe in November 2011 they’d sold out every UK show, as well as gigs across the continent. The album was voted No.2 Album of the Year by Classic Rock Magazine. In 2012, they released Head Down, achieving greater success and acclaim.
All-Star Jam Includes Surprise Appearances by JD Deservio (Black Label Society), Snake Sabo (Skid Row) and More!
The very successful ROCK N’ ROLL HEAVEN and the OLD BRIDGE METAL MILITIA Reunion Concert and Fundraiser, spearheaded by co-creators Jon and Marsha Zazula, raised over $40,000 in proceeds for Superstorm Sandy relief on Saturday at the Encore Events Center in Freehold NJ. 1,800 people attended the show, which sold out in advance and kicked off with a once-in-a-lifetime meet & greet opportunity for longtime fans. Attendees witnessed remarkable performances by Twisted Sister, Anvil, Raven, The Rods, TT Quick and Lords of Mercy, and an all-star jam closed out the show, featuring surprise appearances by JD Deservio of Black Label Society and Snake Sabo of Skid Row.
That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk MC’d the show, with appearances from comedians Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will add their brand of Metal humor. Raffle prizes included signed items donated by Metallica, Slayer, Raven, and Anthrax.
Charitable efforts were headed by Tattoo Tony Rodriguez of the Under My Skin For Life Foundation. Hundreds of families in New Jersey and Staten Island will be visited by Jon and Marsha Zazula and personally handed gift cards to Home Depot to help in the restoration of their homes devastated by Superstorm Sandy.
“We’d like to thank all of the amazing fans and friends for coming out to the show and helping support the effort to raise money for victims of Superstorm Sandy,” add Jon and Marsha Zazula in a statement. “The event was a huge success and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the community. Thank you to the bands for putting on a killer show. We couldn’t be happier with how the event turned out and we can’t wait to give back to the community. Special thanks to John Albino, our production manager, for an incredible job, Adrenaline PR for powering the event with a multitude of press, and thank you to Chris and Patty Homeny for keeping the flag flying. And of course, Rockin Ray and Metal Joe for all their invaluable input.”
The new Five Finger Death Punch song “Lift Me Up” featuring Judas Priest’s Rob Halford on vocals is available for download via iTunes. You can check out the song below!
Five Finger Death Punch will release their fourth and fifth studio albums in two installments, with The Wrong Side of Heaven and The Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 hitting stores July 23 and Volume 2 scheduled for release in the fall.
earMUSIC and Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the Deluxe Edition of Deep Purple’s new studio album NOW What?!. In addition to the 11 new songs featured on the CD (which was released on April 30), the deluxe edition includes a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple in conversation about the album, plus additional audio material.Also, NOW What?! will be released as a double-vinyl LP, with the same bonus tracks as the deluxe edition CD, on May 14 (Import Only).
Pop Evil has released a new video for their recently released single “Trenches”.
The band has created a three part video series, directed by veteran Swedish director Johan Carlén Mask (AVATAR). The video for “Trenches” is the last in the series, and the first to be released, as each of the three parts will be released in reverse. The band comments:
“We wanted to portray a realistic view on the issues of addiction and abuse. We hope it makes the viewer take a positive approach on looking at themselves for strength and hope that tomorrow is another day closer to absolution.”
“Trenches” is from the new Pop Evil CD Onyx, which is in stores and on iTunes today!!