|DATE: SATURDAY 3. AUGUST 2019
||VENUE: Hovigs Hangar
There is still talk on the town about Rival Sons' legendary concert at Notodden Blues Festival in 2014. The band struck down as a bomb and took the audience by storm with their energetic blues-inspired rock. Their live recorded videos from Notodden's Juke Joint Studio have also been a huge success for the band on YouTube. It is a pleasure that we can now announce that Rival Sons will return to Notodden in 2019.
Their popularity has only grown since last, and we have experienced an endless stream of inquiries to get them back. They will finish off the Saturday night in Hovigs Hangar. We published some single tickets as well as festival pass and day pass for this concert. The tickets are for sale at Ticketmaster.
When Rival Sons began writing on his new album, Feral Roots, vocalist Jay Buchanan and guitarist Scott Holiday moved into a small cabin just outside historic Natchez Trace. There, in the overgrown wilderness of the South Tennessee forests, the origins of Rival Son's new full-length album live. Feral Roots is an echo of its origin in both sound and spirit, both exhilaratingly untamed and incredibly majestic. "I'm working to unite the dirt-road DNA with our growing dependence on technology and the over-communication that comes with," says Buchanan, whose bandmates also include drummer Michael Miley and bassist Dave Best. "We are surrounded by and subordinate to our own creation. I looked at the unprotected nature that is sleeping under our civil choreography, to what created us." With its nuanced exploration of both the will and the loving and true love struggle, Feral Roots eventually argues to push past the sheer survival instinct and strive for something more exalted - namely, to win back a genre in a challenging form.
The band was formed in Long Beach in 2008 and released the debut album Before the Fire in 2009. With an international breakthrough in 2011 with Pressure & Timeand an equally-minded third album in 2014, the Great Western Valkyrie, the band has stood out as one of the 2010's most important rock band. Their music embraces far beyond the pure rock genre, and it is easy to hear inspiration from both blues, gospel and funk. "Rock'n'Roll is a keystone of our cultural identity, and you can see, hear and feel wherever you look," says guitarist Scott Holiday. Over the years, the band has toured with legends such as The Rolling Stones, Guns'N'Roses, Black Sabbath and AC/DC - all the greats of modern music history. With its most expressive album hit, Feral Roots crosses every possible border and reaches out to fans all over the world. We look forward to this very special reunion!