Rival Sons are an American blues rock band from Long Beach, California, currently consisting of Scott Holiday, Mike Miley, Jay Buchanan, Dave Beste, and Michael Miley.
Formed in 2008, the band released their debut album, ‘Before the Fire’, in 2009, which led to the band being signed by Earache Records, and releasing ‘Pressure & Time’ in 2011. The band released their third album, ‘Head Down’ in 2012, with ‘Great Western Valkyrie’ following in 2014. They released their latest album, ‘Hollow Bones’ in June 2016.
The band have headlined their own shows and tours across the USA and UK and have supported the likes of AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Alice Cooper, as well as having played festivals such as Download and Isle of Wight.
Rival Sons will kick off 2019 with UK shows as part of a European tour before heading to the US in spring. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
The lights dimmed and my heart pounded with excitement and rhythms of the heavy bass and drums intro, lights flashed and the screams of Scott's guitar coupled with the passion of Jay's voice took me on a musical journey that stayed with me longer than the two hours they entertained on stage.
Such an experience. Meeting them afterwards just ended the night beautifully. What great people they are. Good to see musicians really enjoying what they do and appreciative of their audience, who goaded them all the way. The age range of the audience blew me away. Music truly has no boundaries which these guys demonstrate, it's attractive. This was noted in my diary as the best gig on record and I am 47 years old. Hope to see them again in the UK some time. If you haven't seen them yet, put it on the old bucket list. Keep on Rocking!
Wed 15th Jun 2016
Let’s start with a bold assertion: cloning human beings is now a reality. It must be. There’s simply no other way to explain how Rival Sons – who’ve been touring solidly for the last two years – found the time and energy to make ‘Hollow Bones’. Sure, they could have bashed out a fatigued stop-gap release in-between gigs, but to have crafted yet another fully realised gem at lightning speed? It can only be the work of scientifically manufactured doppelgangers.