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:
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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|
Photo Credit: Ed Miles