Monday, March 25, 2013
Rival Sons: CONFIRM EUROPEAN SUMMER FESTIVALS INCLUDING UK'S DOWNLOAD
RIVAL SONS have confirmed a number of European festival appearances for this summer, including the UK's prestigious Download festival.
The band kicked off a European headlining tour last week, and will return to Europe again in June for Finland's Kivenlahti Rock festival, Norway's Bergenfest and Norwegian Wood festivals, and the UK's Download festival at the legendary Donington Park.
RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:
"We disappointed a lot of Scandinavian fans when we announced our current tour, totally devoid of any Norway or Finnish dates. Heck, we were actually disappointed ourselves to not be including these placed.
But alas, it was all part of our master plan, as we are delighted to announce we will be playing three major Scandinavian festivals this
summer: Kivenlahti Rock, Finland; Bergenfest, Bergen, Norway; and Norwegian Wood, Oslo, Norway.
Last year we played Download - barely - due to equipment exploding backstage, electrical fires, thieves, robbers, angry dogs, and other unforeseen problems, we only got to play about half our set. We couldn't be more delighted to announce we're coming back to play this year - and this time we'll be prepared for all hi-jinx."
View the Download festival flyer at
See RIVAL SONS on tour at the following shows:
RIVAL SONS w/ THE BALCONIES
Mar. 25 - Linkoping, Sweden - Linkoping Garden
Mar. 26 - Uppsala, Sweden - Uppsala Katalin
Mar. 28 - Hamburg, Germany - Mojo
Mar. 29 - Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
Mar. 30 - Paris, France - Le Trabendo
Apr. 01 - Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex
Apr. 02 - Lyon, France - Ninkasi Kao
Apr. 04 - Treviso, Italy - New Age
Apr. 05 - Bologna, Italy - ZR
Apr. 06 - Arles, France - Cargo de Nuit
Apr. 08 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
RIVAL SONS w/ THE GRAVELTONES, ULYSSES
Apr. 09 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
Apr. 10 - Cardiff, UK - Solus
Apr. 11 - Birmingham, UK - Institute
Apr. 13 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Metropolitan University
Apr. 14 - Edinburgh, UK - Picture House
Apr. 15 - Preston, UK - 53 Degrees
RIVAL SONS w/ THE GRAVELTONES, THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT
Apr. 16 - Cambridge, UK - Junction
Jun. 08 - Kivenlahti, Finland - Kivenlahti Rock
Jun. 14 - Bergen, Norway - Bergenfest
Jun. 15 - Oslo, Norway - Norwegian Wood festival
Jun. 16 - Castle Donington, UK - Download festival
View the European tour flyer here.
RIVAL SONS are releasing a special, limited edition vinyl for this year's Record Store Day. The picture disc vinyl features a live version of "Manifest Destiny Pt. 1" recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden, an acoustic version of "Manifest Destiny Pt. 2", and the full-length version of "Nava".
For more information and to see which stores are participating in Record Store Day in the UK, head to http://www.recordstoreday.co.uk
RIVAL SONS' new album, HEAD DOWN, is out now in Europe on CD and limited edition vinyl here and on iTunes.
The album is also available now in the USA on Century Media/Earache Records here.
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