18th May 2016 0 By John Deaux

“The best band I’ve seen in a long time” – OZZY OSBOURNE
“Rival Sons have obliterated the idea that rock & roll has any chance of dying” – HENRY ROLLINS

“Hollow Bones…is seriously impressive. 9/10  CLASSIC ROCK

‘Hollow Bones is the brand new studio album from Long Beach, California rock ‘n’ roll phenomenon Rival Sons, their first since the release of ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ in 2014, an album which charted in 14 countries around the world and saw the band appear on ‘Later… with Jools Holland’ in the UK, ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ in the US, play at the Glastonbury and Isle of Wight festivals, and win consistently rave reviews for their pulsating live shows.

Vocalist Jay Buchanan said “Each record we’ve made has been part of a distillation toward revealing the band’s essence. This record, finally is the release of the unapologetic, wild beast that has long lived within the ribs of Rival Sons howling to be freed.”  Recorded in Nashville’s LCS studios, ‘Hollow Bones’ sees recent  2 x Grammy winner Dave Cobb on producer duties yet again who commented “Rival Sons are the best rock ‘n’ roll band on the planet!”

Having supported some of the biggest and best names in rock history, including being hand-picked to support Black Sabbath on their current final world tour, following sold out tour after sold out tour, and recently being added to the main stages at Europe’s premier festivals such as Download UK (main stage Sat. 11th June), Download France, and Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park in Germany, the Rival Sons rock ‘n’ roll train continues to gain momentum, with the new album ready to propel the band even further than before.

Arguably the most soulful voice in rock music today, Jay Buchanan’s vocal performance on the album is as fiery and passionate as ever. Infused perfectly with Scott Holiday’s fuzzy guitars, powerful bass lines courtesy of Dave Beste, and held together by the precise drumming of Michael Miley, the lead single, “Hollow Bones Pt. 1” and the electrifying anthem “Pretty Face” encapsulate the refined and perfected Rival Sons sound. The final track, “All That I Want”, is a tender, touching finale, where the guitars take a backseat, allowing Buchanan to deliver a raw and genuinely breathtaking performance.

Always a band who feel artwork is as much a part of the album experience as the music, their first outing was a collaboration with legendary artist Storm Thorgerson, known for many iconic album covers from the likes of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.  This time they have teamed up with artist Martin Wittfooth, whose intensely allegorical paintings all suggest the future of the human condition on a piece called “Rainsong”. Guitarist Scott Holiday commented “I discovered Martin Wittfooth about half way through making ‘Hollow Bones’. I was immediately drawn into his work. I loved his imagery with animals and felt it was calm and unnerving all at the same time. I also loved the touch of whimsy and beautiful psychedelic overtones he used. First time I saw his work I immediately felt it was right for this album. I won’t try to overly interpret the album cover or explain in detail why I believe it works perfectly with the album..but I can safely say I think this just might be my favorite cover of ours yet.”

Rival Sons are currently the sole support on the current Black Sabbath The End Tour, and their only UK scheduled date is Download Festival’s main stage on Saturday 11th June.

Official site – http://www.rivalsons.com

Rival Sons tour dates with Black Sabbath:
* = Rival Sons only

Jun. 01 – Budapest, Hungary – Groupama Arena
Jun. 03 – Nuremburg, Germany – Rock Im Park *
Jun. 05 – Mendig, Germany – Rock Am Ring *
Jun 06  – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg *
Jun. 08 – Berlin, Germany – Waldebuhne
Jun. 11 – Donington, UK – Download Festival *
Jun. 12 – Paris, France – Download Festival *
Jun. 13 – Verona, Italy – Arena Di Verona
Jun. 15 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
Jun. 18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Festival*
Jun. 19 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
Jun. 23 – Halden, Norway – Tons of Rock *
Jun. 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhell *
Jun. 27 – Leipzig, Germany –  Werk 2*
Jun. 28 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle
Jun. 30 – Prague, Czech Republic – O2 Arena
Jul. 02 – Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
Jul. 05 – Riga, Latvia – Arena Latvia
Jul. 07 – Helsinki, Finland – Monsters of Rock
Jul. 09 – Stockholm, Sweden – Monsters of Rock
Jul. 12 – Moscow, Russia – Olympisky Arena
Jul. 14 – Tonsberg, Norway – Slottsfjell Festival*
Aug. 17 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug. 19 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 20 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Aug. 21 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 23 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 25 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Aug. 26 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Aug. 27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 29 – Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug. 31 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep. 01 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop *
Sep. 02 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center
Sep. 04 – Chicago,  IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep. 07 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep. 09 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
Sep. 10 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Sep. 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Ampitheatre
Sep. 13 – Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre
Sep. 15 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
Sep. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sep. 19 – Hollywood, CA – Hollywood Bowl
Sep. 21 – Phoenix, AZ – AK-Chin Pavilion
Sep. 24 – San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre


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