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19th April 2012

rival sons

Rival Sons have confirmed dates for a new European tour, which kicks off on May 28th at the Netherlands' Pinkpop festival.

Following a recent sold out UK tour with Black Stone Cherry and a successful headlining run through Europe, Rival Sons will be returning this summer for a number of festival appearances and headlining shows. The band have also been revealed as the headliners for 'Rock the Queen', a one-day event which takes place aboard the historic Queen Mary ship in Long Beach Harbour, California.

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Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday comments: "Much love and thanks goes out to our UK and European fans who've made our last tour a complete crazy badass success. We got to visit a bunch of new places on this one and were warmly welcomed every night, like we were with old friends. Pretty damn lovely.

"Now that we're back home, we'll be getting a little (very little) R&R, wrapping up all the details for our next record (due out late summer), and even adding a local show on the legendary Queen Mary! We'll be headlining the Queen's Salon, a really beautiful, old, haunted looking theatre on the ship. These local shows have become quite rare for us these days, so we wanted to make this one a special one.

"Lastly, as soon as we've now returned home, we're already announcing our eminent return to the UK and Europe. More dates to come, but here's what we've got thus far. Festival season is growing nearer and nearer still... And we'll do as many as we can fit on our schedule.

"Knock knock.
Who's there?
Rock 'n' roll.
Rock 'n' roll who?
Rock 'n' roll is gonna punch you in the face this summer so you better pull up your pants and get ready."

See Rival Sons live at the following shows:

Apr. 28 - Long Beach, CA - 'Rock the Queen' on the RMS Queen Mary
May 18 - St. Catharines, ON - Barracuda Pretty
May 19 - Columbus, OH - Rock on the Range
May 20 - Grand Bend, ON - Motorplex

May 28 - Landgraaf, Netherlands - Pinkpop Festival
May 31 - Leffinge, Belgium - Zwerver
Jun. 01 - Nuremberg, Germany - Rock im Park
Jun. 02 - Nürburg, Germany - Rock am Ring
Jun. 03 - Den Bosch, Netherlands - W2
Jun. 05 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
Jun. 07 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 10 - Castle Donington, UK - Download Festival
Jun. 12 - Hamburg, Germany - Stadtpark (w/ EVANESCENCE)
Jun. 14 - Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle (w/ EVANESCENCE)
Jun. 16 - Bulle, Switzerland - Ebullition
Jun. 19 - Prague, Czech Republic - MeetFactory (w/ EAGLES OF DEATH METAL)
Jun. 22 - Milan, Italy - Gods of Metal Festival
Jun. 23 - Roeser, Luxembourg - Rock A Field Festival

Jun. 30 - Owen Sound, ON - Big Music Fest

Jul. 06 - Turku, Finland - Ruisrock Festival
Jul. 14 - Joensuu, Finland - Ilosaarirock Festival
Jul. 19 - Tonsberg, Norway - Slottsfjell Festival
Jul. 20 - Tromso, Norway - Bukta Festival
Jul. 21 - Njordfordeid, Norway - Malakoff Rockfestival

Rival Sons' breakthrough album, 'Pressure And Time', is available now as a special Redux edition, including two incredible bonus tracks, 'Company Man' and 'Life For This Road', plus a bonus DVD featuring these great videos:

* 'Gypsy Heart', 'Pressure and Time' and 'Soul' live from High Voltage festival
* 'Pressure and Time', 'All Over the Road' and 'Get What's Coming' official promo videos
* 'Pressure and Time' live backstage at Werchter festival
* Pressure & Time promo trailer


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