Californian blues-rockers RIVAL SONS have been confirmed as the main support act for GUNS N’ ROSES for two shows in Europe this summer.
RIVAL SONS will be joining GUNS N’ ROSES at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands on June 4, and then at the Warsteiner Hockey Park in Mönchengladbach, Germany on June 8.
Commented RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday: “What a great, great opportunity to get these shows supporting GUNS N’ ROSES! Germany has been great to us, and this will only help us reach out to so many more people over there. As far as GUNS goes… I remember the first time those guys were ever on MTV, me and my best mate were watching. A total shock to the system, and to me and my friends’ lives. We were really young little dudes, but we already loved our rock ‘n’ roll, and GUNS just reeked of reality and grit… I mean they were literally very dirty. And we LOVED it. They ushered in a lot more ‘real’ and dirtiness to a scene that had become way too fruity-pants. As a wee guitar-playing lad, I couldn’t get enough of ‘Appetite For Destruction’ and ‘Lies’. Ready to see and hear some of those first tunes played live!”
RIVAL SONS‘ video for the track “Face Of Light” can be viewed below. The clip sees a softer side of RIVAL SONS as they go through the beautiful scenery of the Peak District in the English countryside. The video was filmed with director Dan Ruttley during the band’s recent sold-out UK tour with BLACK STONE CHERRY.
RIVAL SONS recently entered the studio to record its new album, due later this year via Earache Records. The CD was laid down at Honey Pye Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy-nominated producer Dave Cobb, who has worked on all three previous releases from the band, and Grammy-winning engineer Vance Powell.
RIVAL SONS‘ latest album, “Pressure And Time”, is out now worldwide on CD and limited-edition audiophile vinyl, as well as on iTunes with two exclusive bonus tracks.
RIVAL SONS was nominated for two Classic Rock awards, in the categories of “Best New Band” and “Best Album”.