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22 March 2024

Rival Sons Add UK Headline Dates To European Summer Festival Shows

Rival Sons UK Headline Dates
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Rival Sons will return to England this summer for two headline shows in addition to their extensive summer run of festivals and their ZZ Top Wembley support. Rival Sons will play the following shows:

SUNDAY June 9th 2024: Oxford O2 Academy, UK
MONDAY June 10th 2024: Northampton Roadmender, UK

Guitarist Scott Holiday (a.k.a. Mr. Fuzzlord) states: “We always try to get back to the U.K. whenever we can. Being the place that we first broke out of, it’s very close to our hearts…so we’re pleased to be able to squeeze two U.K. headline shows in this year! We’ll be playing songs from across our catalogue, including last year’s two releases Lightbringer and Darkfighter. We may even throw a couple extra from Head Down as we’re celebrating its 10th anniversary! Looking very forward to celebrating with you all! Get your tickets, these two shows will probably sell out quick!”

Rival Sons will then return to the U.K. in July. “We couldn’t possibly be more honoured to support ZZ Top at Wembley in July!” Scott continues “I grew up with ZZ Top as a staple in my home …and cut my teeth on those records as a young budding guitar player. Gibbons is on my short list of greatest! We’re gonna have fun with it!”

Last year (2023) the Double Grammy-nominated band released two albums Darkfighter and Lightbringer [Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records]. These two records built on Rival Sons legacy of stellar song writing that has always put them ahead of the curve.

Darkfighter is a new Rival Sons, and Lightbringer is the clear definition of what we are now,” states Jay Buchanan, Rival Sons frontman. “We broke ground on Darkfighter, but Lightbringer is a step beyond the personal innovation and exploration. It goes a little further. We really 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.”

Catch Rival Sons this summer on the following dates:

Weds 5th June: SWEDEN, Solvesborg, Sweden Rock Festival
Thurs 6th June: NORWAY, Trondheim, Trondheim Rocks
Sun 9th June: UK, Oxford O2 Academy
Mon 10th June: UK, Northampton Roadmender
Thurs 13th June: SPAIN, Madrid, La Riviera
Fri 14th June: SPAIN, Burgos, Anden 56
Sat 15th June: PORTUGAL, Lisbon Rock in Rio
Mon 17th June: SPAIN, Barcelona, Sala Apollo
Tues 18th June: FRANCE, Clermont-Ferrand, Co-Operative de Mai
Weds 19th June: GERMANY, Hannover, Capital
Fri 21st June: DENMARK, Copenhagen, Copenhell Festival
Sun 23rd June: BELGIUM, Dessel, Graspop
Weds 26th June LUXEMBOURG, Den Atelier
Thurs 27th June FRANCE, Strasbourg, La Laiterie
Fri 28th June SWITZERLAND, Pratteln, Konzerfabrik Z7
Sun 30th June FRANCE, Clisson, Hellfest
Mon 1st July SWITZERLAND, Rubigen, Muhle Hunziken
Thurs 4th July FRANCE, Rouen, Le 106
Fri 5th July FRANCE, Cognac, Cognac Blues Passion
Sun 7th July ITALY, Ferrara, Ferrara Comfort Festival
Mon 8th July ITALY, Pordenone, Pordenone Blues Festival
Tues 9th July GERMANY, Lindau, Club Vaudeville
Thurs 11th July UK, London, Wembley Arena (special guests to ZZ Top)
Sat 13th July FRANCE, Carhaix-Plouger, Vieilles Charrues
Sun 14th July NETHERLANDS, Weert, Bospop
Tues 16th July, NETHERLANDS, Hengelo, Metropool
Weds 17th July, GERMANY, Bonn, Kustrasen
Fri 19th July, FRANCE, Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, Guitare En Seine (w/ Larkin Poe)
Sat 20th July, GERMANY, Winterbach, Zeltspektakel (w/ Larkin Poe)

Buy Lightbringer here.


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