Rival Sons have released their new single, “Rapture”, taken from their upcoming full-length album, DARKFIGHTER, out on June 2nd, 2023. The album is available for pre-order HERE, with a limited-edition vinyl available for pre-order HERE. Listen to the new song now below.
Expanding on the two album set, vocalist Jay Buchanan commented, “In comparison to our previous records, we certainly took our time both writing and recording this collection. When we set out, the intention was mostly to dig as deep as possible. Even in the beginning before the body had formed, we agreed to throw the map away and chop our way through the woods to make a new path. Then lockdown hit and it felt like the whole damn country decided to throw the map away too. For myself, 2022 was like an eight-stage rocket of life changing events, so every time I thought I was finished writing, a new bull would come tearing through the clothesline and I’d have to illustrate it in some way. By the end, there were really two different sides to the same story being told. On one side, you’re fighting the darkness and, on the other, you’re bringing your own light to where there is none. One side in a corner, on the ropes, and the other advancing, cleaning the ring. Without an intermission, a refractory period, the collection would be too big a bite, so splitting it in two was the only way to do it.”
DARKFIGHTER and LIGHTBRINGER were both produced by longtime collaborator and multi GRAMMY Award-winner Dave Cobb. These albums mark the first new music from Rival Sons since the release of 2019’s FERAL ROOTS, which earned the band two GRAMMY Award nominations.
In support of their forthcoming album, Rival Sons will embark on a run of North American tour dates alongside Whiskey Myers next month which are set kickoff February 16th in Knoxville, TN at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium. Furthermore, Rival Sons will join Great Van Fleet for a handful dates beginning March 26th at the Tucson Arena in Tucson, AZ and perform at Welcome To Rockville in Daytona Beach, FL on May 20th and Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH on May 27th. For tickets and more information on Rival Sons’ upcoming live dates, visit www.rivalsons.com.
2023 TOUR DATES:
2/16 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium*
2/17 Tallahassee, FL Donald L. Tucker Civic Center*
2/18 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena*
2/19 Savannah, GA Enmarket Arena*
2/22 Kalamazoo, MI Wings Event Center*
2/24 Toledo, OH Huntington Center*
2/25 Johnstown, PA Cambria County War Memorial*
2/26 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center*
3/20 Tucson, AZ Tucson Arena^
3/21 El Paso, TX Don Haskins Center^
3/24 Anaheim, CA Honda Center^
3/26 Reno, NV Reno Events Center^
3/28 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center^
5/20 Daytona Beach, FL Welcome To Rockville+
5/27 Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Festival+
*w/ Whiskey Myers
^w/ Greta Van Fleet
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