JUNO Award winning rockers The Glorious Sons will kick off their highly anticipated “A War On Everything” North American headlining tour next week! The excursion begins in Pennsylvania on January 16, the sweeping 40+ date tour will hit iconic venues across major cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver before wrapping in Montreal on April 11.Joining the tour as special guests are Des Rocs (U.S. dates) and Black Pistol Fire (Canadian dates).
The tour coincides with the celebrated release of the band’s brazen and brutally honest new album A War On Everything(9/13 via Black Box/BMG), that feature the hit singles, “Panic Attack” (#1 on Billboard Mainstream Rock and Mediabase Active Rock Charts) and “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun),” which was the most-played song on rock radio in the US in 2019 according to Mediabase.
Tickets are on sale now at https://www.theglorioussons.com/tour.
A daring 14-track collection of stadium-ready, “dirty, sweaty rock” (Alternative Press), rife with devastating moments of vulnerability and searing insight into universal truths about anxiety, sadness and isolation in the 21st century, A War On Everything was produced by Frederik Thaae (Kate Nash, Atlas Genius), and recorded at North of Princess studios in the group’s hometown of Kingston, ON. Billboard hailed the record’s “turbulent guitar licks,” saying, “maybe the self-aware band thinks [rock] is dying, but they might just be resurrecting it.” Stuart Berman for Apple Music said, “‘A War on Everything’ heightens the tension between entertainment and inner torment at the heart of The Glorious Sons’ sound.”
Watch the animated short for title track “A War On Everything” here.
The record marks the start of a new chapter for a band who earlier this year landed their first Billboard #1 with “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)”, which held the #1 spot at Active Rock in Canada for 10 consecutive weeks (4 at US Active Rock), spent a record setting 64 weeks on the Canadian Rock Radio Charts while earning CRIA GOLD certification, and is still one of the most spun tracks of 2019 at Rock Radio in North America, firmly planting The Glorious Sons in uncharted territory.
Last September, The Glorious Sons played to a raucous hometown crowd to commemorate the release of A War On Everything, taking over Kingston’s Richardson Memorial Stadium for a 2.5 hour headline set for the over 14,000 fans in attendance. From headlining clubs to arenas and festival dates, 2019 saw the award-winning band play massive shows with The Rolling Stones and Twenty-One Pilots and tour across the U.S. with The Struts.
“A WAR ON EVERYTHING” 2020 TOUR DATES:
with special guests Des Rocs (U.S. Dates Only)* and Black Pistol Fire (Canadian Dates Only)^
January 16 – Harrisburg, PA – Club XL *
January 17 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom * – SOLD OUT!
January 18 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom* – SOLD OUT!
January 19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
January 21 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *
January 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
January 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
January 25 – Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27 *
January 26 – Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend *
January 28 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom *
January 29 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
January 31 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall *
February 1 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum *
February 4 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live *
February 5 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk *
February 6 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall *
February 8 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
February 9 – San Diego, CA – Music Box *
February 11 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
February 12 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theatre *
February 15 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall *
February 16 – Reno, NV – Cargo Concert Hall*
February 18 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom *
February 19 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
February 21 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex *
February 22 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre *
February 23 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown *
February 25 – Chicago, IL – Metro*
February 27 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena ^
February 28 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall *
February 29 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre *
March 5 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum ^
March 6 – Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre ^
March 8 – Kelowna, BC – Kelowna Community Centre^
March 10 – Red Deer, AB – Enmax Centrium ^
March 12 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall ^
March 13 – Saskatoon, SK – TCU Place ^
March 17 – Lethbridge, AB – Enmax Centre ^
March 19 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre ^
March 20 – Regina, SK – Conexus Centre ^
March 21 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Place ^
March 23 – Thunder Bay, ON – Community Auditorium ^
March 26 – St. Catharines, ON – Meridian Centre ^
March 27 – Peterborough, ON – Memorial Centre ^
March 28 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place Arena ^
April 10 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial Bell ^
April 11 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre ^
Ghost brought it’s headlining tour to Hershey, PA on October 24th. This show was one of the many USA dates that the genre-defining ensemble has shared with us. As someone who has seen Ghost ten times on this tour, I can feverishly admit, it never gets old.
Ghost shows no signs of stopping with their stadium tour. Hershey was no different in terms of amazing stage production and presence brought by Cardinal Copia and the Ghouls/Ghoulettes.
Leading the crowd into what was to come, the intro “Ashes” began to play. Once the track had ended, the curtain dropped when their song “Rats” started to rock the stage. The Ghouls came out with as much energy as a toddler on a sugar high. This would continue throughout the night. Following the Ghouls, came out the frontman himself, Cardinal Copia. You would think for someone who’s seen them more than enough, I’d be composed and know to what expect. I do, but the energy that is poured out is so contagious. The line up of this era is no joke.
Continuing throughout the night we heard both tracks from their latest single, “Seven Inches of Satanic Panic”. These tracks being “Mary On A Cross” and “Kiss the Go-Goat”. If you have yet to give a listen to these, I highly recommend you do so. The 60’s vibe from both songs is unreal. Let’s not forget to mention the stellar instrumental that is “Miasma”. At first glance, it gives the impression of being a filler song. Let me tell you, that is not the case with Ghost. “Miasma” being the banger it truly is, features Papa Nihil doing a hot jazzy saxophone solo. Another notable track that needs to be mentioned is “Mummy Dust”. Before the track, Copia will tease the audience asking if they would like, “Their taints tickled and their asses wobbled.” Of course, Ghost having the best fans ever shouted, “Yes!” Closing out the night “Dance Macabre” and “Square Hammer” was the icing on top.
Ghost proves you can make music that is bountiful and has no limitations when it comes to imagination. Every album, tour, character, performance, and experience holds a unique individualized encounter for each fan and/or concert-goer. I’m looking forward to what 2021 holds in store for this one of a kind band. Ghost deserves nothing but all the success they have and what is to come. (On a fan note, thank you to the mad man behind this band. You have changed and impacted many lives. As one of those lives, it’s a debt I could never repay in a lifetime).
Although the USA leg of the tour may have ended, those in Europe are still able to catch them in November. Check out the remaining tour dates here.
Swedish theatrical band, “Ghost”, released their latest single “Kiss the Go-Goat”. Coming hot off their trail with recently finishing up their tour with Metallica, Ghost is slated to start touring the USA. This time we are treated to the tour called “The Ultimate Tour Named Death”. Tour dates and the video for “Kiss The Go-Goat” are shown down below! Make sure to catch Ghost in a city near you!
13 Rabobank Theatre, Bakersfield, CA
14 Reno Events Center, Reno, NV
16 Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center, Portland, OR
17 Toyota Center, Kennewick, WA
19 WaMu Theatre, Seattle, WA
20 Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver, BC
21 So. Okanagan Events Centre, Penticton, BC
23 Roger Place, Edmonton, AB
24 The Corral, Calgary, AB
26 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
27 Taco Bell Arena, Boise, ID
28 Maverik Center, West Valley City, UT*
30 Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch, Loveland, CO
1 Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
3 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
4 Scheels Arena, Fargo, ND
5 The Armory, Minneapolis, MN
7 Resch Center, Green Bay, WI
8 TaxSlayer Center, Moline, IL
10 Covelli Center, Youngstown, OH
11 Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Huntington, WV
12 Exit 111 Festival, Manchester, TN
14 DeltaPlex Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
15 Huntington Center, Toledo, OH
17 FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON
18 Richcraft Tire Center, Ottawa, ON
19 Cross Insurance Arena, Portland, ME
21 DCU Center, Worcester, MA
22 The Oncenter, Syracuse, NY
24 GIANT Center, Hershey, PA
25 Cure Insurance Arena, Trenton, NJ
26 Cool Insuring Arena, Glens Falls, NY
* Twin Temple will support on this date
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2/01/2019 / Life Metal
2/02/2020 / Shoshin (初心)
Interview and written and conducted by Tess Casto
How did your music journey begin?
When I was a wee lad (around 3 years old) my dad bought me a pair of Pro-Mark Ringo drum sticks and would lay newspaper out on the cushion of an armchair and put on the Tears for Fears “Best of” for me to beat along to. Slowly as I got older I was introduced to a real drum kit and started drumming in bands with my older sisters friends when I was 12. More recently I’ve taught myself guitar and bass and started writing my own material.
Were there any notable influences such as family or bands/musicians?
My dad, my mom, and their broad collection of CDs.
Being in “The Britanys” how would say this has impacted your sound?
I learned a lot about songwriting and melody through writing as committee w the boys. Just from watching Lucas orchestrate ideas, I’ve grown a lot.
Since having a solo project, how does it differ from being in a band full of other members?
It’s more introspective because I’m just sat alone with headphones. Both are different enough experiences to stay fresh and influence one another. In one, you get the joy of collaborating with others and making something special, with the other you get free reign to make something fully personal. Both are nice.
What’s your favorite part about being in the music industry?
Good question. I’m not sure there’s any logic in why I want to be a part of it, but I haven’t gotten a “real” job yet.
Since you live in NYC, do you have any favorite concert venues there?
If you could collaborate with any artist, who would it be?
Brian Eno, that’s my rock n roll pope~
Lastly, are there any upcoming releases we should be on the lookout for?
Gonna start playing live in September and release two more songs in the next few months. Just made merch, DM 4 one!!