Rival Sons: UK headline dates, ZZ Top Wembley Show, and extensive EU summer run

Rival Sons-Photo by Anne-Marie Forker

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

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.”

Like a gang of tried-and-true mavericks, Rival Sons march to the beat of their own drum. Right when you think you’ve got them figured out, the Los Angeles quartet—Jay Buchanan [vocals, acoustic guitar], Scott Holiday [lead guitar], Mike Miley [drums], and Dave Beste [bass]—will flip the script and surprise you once more. Their very emergence is inexplicable in the best way. They never fit into any era or category, yet their uncompromising spirit might be more necessary today than ever. A sense of panache, a dash of mystery, and an unapologetic commitment to the craft of rock ‘n’ roll underscore their deep catalogue highlighted by the likes of Pressure & Time [2011], Great Western Valkyrie [2014], and Feral Roots [2019], which garnered two GRAMMY® Award nominations in the categories of “Best Rock Album” and “Best Rock Performance” for the single “Too Bad.” Meanwhile, the Rock Radio #1 hit “Do Your Worst” has reeled in 70 million streams and counting. At the same time, hand-picked by Black Sabbath for their final tour, they’ve held their own on stage with the greats like The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, and Lenny Kravitz in addition to blowing the roof off television staples such as The Late Late Show with James Corden, Jools Holland, and Jimmy Kimmel.

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)

For ticket links and info go to www.rivalsons.com


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