Californian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS are preparing to release a special redux version of their 2011 breakthrough album, PRESSURE & TIME, a day after they kick off a European tour.
The band will start the tour on March 11th with a run of UK dates with BLACK STONE CHERRY, before heading on to mainland Europe for a number of headlining shows.
RIVAL SONS guitarist SCOTT HOLIDAY comments:
"We're looking forward to getting back to our 'home away from home', Europe, and specifically the UK. Since we were last out there we did a tour of the States and a quick run through Canada, where we pleasantly received an overwhelming response, which is fantastic. This time we'll be joining up with the band Black Stone Cherry for the UK dates - we hear they do really well in the UK, and are a buncha good dudes.
"The rest of Europe will see us on our own, headlining again - great response last time, and it looks like this tour is already selling really well. We'll have our follow-up record wrapped up before we leave for the tour (which we're working on feverishly right now), so I suspect we'll be feeling good and fired up to get cracking back on stage every night. Might even sneak a new number in here and there.
"Dearest UK and European friends - we see you are starved of the rock 'n' roll - famished even - and that makes us sad. No one deserves that! So now, we will bring you the rock 'n' roll sandwich. That's us... the Rival Sons. See ya soon."
Due to be released on March 12th, the PRESSURE & TIME limited edition CD redux includes two bonus tracks, "Company Man" and "Life For This Road", plus a bonus DVD featuring the following videos:
* "Gypsy Heart", "Pressure and Time" and "Soul" live from High Voltage festival 2011
* "Pressure and Time" live backstage at Werchter festival 2011
* "Pressure and Time", "All Over the Road" and "Get What's Coming" official music videos
* Pressure & Time promotional trailer
RIVAL SONS drummer MICHAEL MILEY comments:
"We're stoked to release this content because we wanted to give fans the chance to own some of the extras - there's tons of video footage as extras, but up until now our videos have only been available on YouTube. We're proud to give people a visual of what we do. Not everyone is YouTube savvy, and videos online are at the whim of internet. It's good for people to have a hard copy of this."
RIVAL SONS frontman JAY BUCHANAN adds:
"Evidently Pressure & Time keeps building steam all over the place and it's not ready to die, so the label wanted to give it another shot. We're releasing a third single for that record so someone must be hot for it! It'll have a couple of B-sides from those sessions, videos for the singles and some live footage. If you want any of that, buy one!"
Pre-order the limited edition PRESSURE & TIME redux now in Europe at http://bit.ly/jucwYJ or in North America at http://bit.ly/mtaFfm
See RIVAL SONS on tour in Europe at the following shows:
RIVAL SONS w/ BLACK STONE CHERRY
Mar. 11 - Norwich, UK - UEA
Mar. 12 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Mar. 14 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 15 - Liverpool, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 17 - Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 18 - Manchester, UK - Academy
Mar. 19 - Newcastle, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 21 - Edinburgh, UK - HMV Picture House
Mar. 22 - Aberdeen, UK - Lemontree
Mar. 23 - Inverness, UK - Ironworks
Mar. 24 - Glasgow, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 26 - Bristol, UK - O2 Academy
Mar. 27 - Southampton, UK - Guildhall
Mar. 28 - London, UK - HMV Forum
Mar. 30 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
Apr. 02 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser Medis
Apr. 03 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
Apr. 04 - Bergen, Norway - Garage
Apr. 06 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Sticky Fingers
Apr. 07 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small Hall
Apr. 08 - Schijndel, Netherlands - Paaspop Festival
Apr. 09 - Brussels, Belgium - AB Box
Apr. 11 - Paris, France - Fleche D'Or
View the tour flyer at http://earacherecords.com/myspace/rivalsons_eu2012.jpg
Get more RIVAL SONS news and info at:
Official site - http://www.rivalsons.com
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/rivalsons
MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/rivalsons
Twitter - http://twitter.com/rivalsons
RIVAL SONS UK/EUROPEAN PRESS - TALITA JENMAN
Phone: +44(0)207 240 5002
RIVAL SONS USA PRESS - JOSH ELDRIDGE
Phone: +1(718)786 1707