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8th January 2013

rival sons

Long Beach band Rival Sons kick 2013 off in style announcing dates in the USA, Canada and a return to Europe in March supporting their latest album 'Head Down'.

Guitarist Scott Holiday comments: "Now that we've made it through the holidays, filled our bellies with fruitcake and hot cocoa, opened all our presents and survived the Mayan calendar, we are ready to get back on the road. We'll start the year with a few west coast US dates before moving into a Canadian tour. We may even catch a few more US dates on the way home. We also have UK and European dates on the books for March/April and of course, we'll be back through for the summer festivals.

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"Lots of plans in the works for 2013. Yep, it's gonna be a busy year of nonstop rock'n'roll for us boys. Chinese calendar says its the 'year of the Sons', Jimmy Page likes our band, and my Grandma says she 'hears us on the radio all the time'. If that's not the planets aligning I dunno what is. Thanks Grandma."

The latest video for the new single 'Until The Sun Comes' (from the album 'Head Down') is available to watch now...

The album 'Head Down', is available now in Europe on CD and limited vinyl. The album comes out in the USA on March 5th through Earache Records, but the European import version is available now.

January Wed 9 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
January Fri 25 - San Francisco, CA - Café Du Nord
January Mon 28 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
January Tues 29 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern

January Thurs 31 – Vancouver, BC - The Roxy
February Sat 2 – Calgary, AB - Back Alley
February Mon 4 – Lethbridge, AB - Average Joe's
February Tues 5 – Red Deer, AB - The Vat
February Weds 6 – Edmonton, AB - Knoxville's
February Fri 8 – Regina, SK - The Pump
February Sat 9 – Winnipeg, MB - The Oak
February Mon 11 – Hamilton, ON - Stonewalls
February Weds 13 – Kingston, ON - Merchant Tap House
February Thurs 14 – Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
February Fri 15 – Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
February Sat 16 – London, ON - Norma Jean's

March Fri 22 Cologne, Germany - Rockpalast
March Sat 23 Aarhus, Denmark - Vox Hall
March Sun 24 Malmo KB, Sweden - Malmo KB
March Mon 25 Linkoping, Sweden - Linkoping Garden
March Tues 26 Uppsala, Sweden - Uppsala Katalan
March Thurs 28 Hamburg, Germany - Mojo
March Fri 29 Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
March Sat 30 Paris, France - La Trabendo
April Mon 1 Zurich, Switzerland - Komplex
April Tues 2 Clermont-Ferrand, France - La Co-operative de Mai
April Thurs 4 Treviso, Italy - New Age
April Fri 5 Bologna, Italy - ZR
April Sat 6 Arles, France - Cargo de Nuit
April Mon 8 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
April Tues 9 London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire
April Wed 10 Cardiff, UK - Solus
April Thurs 11 Birmingham, UK - Institute
April Sat 13 Leeds, UK - Met. University
April Sun 14 Edinburgh, UK - Electric Circus
April Mon 15 Preston, UK - 53 Degrees
April Tues 16 Cambridge, UK - Junction



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

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Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
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