RIVAL SONS Set 2019 N. American Tour (w/ The Sheepdogs); ‘Feral Roots’ Album Nears

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

U.S. electrified blues-rockers RIVAL SONS have announced plans for their first-ever full North American headline tour to happen in early 2019.

The trek, which will be supported by The Sheepdogs on most dates, will launch in Dallas, TX on April 4th then head southeast from there. Things will eventually wrap in Los Angeles on May 9th. Tickets for the tour went on sale beginning December 5th at this LINK. (Tour itinerary below.)

The tour will be preceded by a new album release from RIVAL SONS as ‘Feral Roots‘ is set to drop from Low Country Sound / Atlantic Records everywhere on January 25th, 2019. ‘Feral Roots‘ was produced by the band’s longtime collaborator and Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A and the equally legendary Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL.

The album marks the band’s first outing for Low Country Sound / Atlantic Records and features cover artwork painted by renowned contemporary artist Martin Wittfooth. ‘Feral Roots‘ finds RIVAL SONS firing on all cylinders as only they can, from blisteringly incendiary rockers, to laid back sweltering blues. There are two fine examples of this now available with the band’s official video for “Do Your Worst“, and the audio-only clip “Back In The Woods“, both tracks hailing from the upcoming release.

Feral Roots‘ is available for pre-order now, with exclusive pre-order bundles – including limited edition vinyl and autographed lithographs of the Wittfooth designed cover art – available at the band’s webstore HERE.

RIVAL SONS are Jay Buchanan (vocals), Scott Holiday (guitar), Dave Beste (bass guitar), and Mike Miley (drums).



Do Your Worst
Sugar On The Bone
Back In The Woods
Look Away
Feral Roots
Too Bad
Stood By Me
Imperial Joy
All Directions
End Of Forever
Shooting Stars



– RIVAL SONS North American Tour 2019 (w/ The Sheepdogs)

04 – Dallas, TX – Trees
05 – Fort Smith, AR – TempleLive
06 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
09 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Heaven Stage)
10 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12 – Charleston, SC – Ladson Exchange Fairgrounds **
13 – Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds **
14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena**
17 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
18 – Boston, MA – Royale Night Club
19 – Toronto, ON, CAN – Danforth Music Hall ***
21 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
22 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
23 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
25 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
26 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
27 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
29 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
30 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Commonwealth Room

02 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
03 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04 – Vancouver, BC, CAN – Vogue Theatre ***
06 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
07 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

* Holiday show – No Sheepdogs
** Festival Lineup
*** No Sheepdogs

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