Toronto w/The Rolling Stones June 29

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We couldn’t be more excited to announce we’ll be joining The Rolling Stones as direct support for their Canadian date of the No Filter tour, June 29th at Burl’s Creek just outside Toronto.

Tickets are on sale NOW, grab yours while you still can - bit.ly/2HvbneZ!

As a result, we will not be playing the previously scheduled show in Salt Lake City with The Struts. Our apologies to anyone hoping to see us there — we will be back soon.

Lets go!


Live At Longboat Hall / S.O.S. Unplugged

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Back in the summer we sent out invitations to some lucky TGS Union members to join us for a special unplugged performance at the beautiful Longboat Hall in Toronto. The idea was to showcase our music in a different light, in some cases much closer to how the songs were originally conceived.

Today we’re excited to announce that The Glorious Sons “Live at Longboat Hall” will be released digitally on March 1st, and vinyl can now be pre-ordered through our online store as well.

“When you spend 2/3rds of your life playing in venues at 120 decibels, sometimes it’s nice to break things down. This was a moment for us and our fans to take a breath and feel the songs in another light.” said Brett.

To give you a sneak peak of what you can expect, and to celebrate one month atop the U.S. Rock Radio & Billboard charts, today we’ve premiered the unplugged performance video for “S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)” via Earmilk. The “S.O.S.” unplugged audio is on your preferred digital streaming service now. We will have more news on where and how the full concert video will be released in the coming weeks.

NHL Stadium Series Performance

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The National Hockey League (NHL) invited us to play the Pre-Game at the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ on Saturday, February 23rd! This is a free festival featuring live music, hockey activities and attractions, giveaways, food, special appearances, and more at Wells Fargo Center’s Parking Lot G, before the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins face off at Lincoln Financial Field at 8 p.m. ET (NBC, SN1, SN360, TVAS). 

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 23: 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET
           The Glorious Sons performance: 6-7 p.m. ET 

WHERE: Wells Fargo Center’s Parking Lot G
            3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19148

Admission to The PreGame will be free and open to the public. A ticket to the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series is not required for access. For more info, visit NHL.com

"SOS" #1 in the US; New Video Premiered on Billboard

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This movement is just getting started. Thank you.

The Glorious Sons Score First Mainstream Rock Songs No. 1 With 'S.O.S.' via Billboard

I think the reason this song is connecting and resonating with people is because it’s about real issues that we all face, it’s a sign of the times. It’s time for the genre to get back to its roots, and I’m not talking about the sonics. Rock n Roll should be dangerous, it should be rebellious, and has to start making people think again.
— Brett Emmons
We spent most of the last year on the road, and we really didn’t have much time to make a scripted video. There were a couple of other ideas bouncing around, but I think in the end this video is the best representation of who The Glorious Sons are and what we are about.
— Brett Emmons

Kingston Pop-Up Shop

After an epic year of travelling all over the world, we wanted to make our homecoming special for you! We are excited to invite you to a one-day Pop-Up Shop at Fête event space on Princess Street. We will have some special and exclusive items available like live/tour photo prints, custom TGS Bomber jackets (made to order, details on site), vinyl test pressings as well as our usual array of tour merchandise and music.

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Still looking for that perfect Holiday gift? We will also have a limited quantity of our Holiday gift bundles available at the shop which includes: a TGS trucker hat, exclusive t-shirt, signed Little Prison City double-LP, and a TGS Holiday card and wrapping paper. If you're just looking for a gift to be wrapped, we're also offering to wrap any regular sized shirt box for the first 30 guests in TGS wrapping paper! 

We've partnered with the Lovin' Spoonful charity for this event. For every food item that you bring to donate, you will receive an entry for a raffle to win a great TGS prize package! Some items they're looking for are: potatoes, carrots, apples, oranges, parsnips, onions, garlic, beets and cabbage. Canned items are great too, specifically canned beans, lentils, vegetables, and tomato sauce. 

"Loving Spoonful works to achieve a healthy food-secure community by facilitating fresh food access, skill development and community engagement in a collaborative, empowering and environmentally sustainable manner. Loving Spoonful envisions a healthy, sustainable, food-secure community"  

The shop is first come, first serve so make sure you're there early to get your crack at all the goods!

WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, December 22nd
12:00pm - 8:00pm
Fête Events
27 Princess Street, Suite 204 (Smith Robinson Building)
Kingston, ON K7L 1A3
The entrance is beside Milestones on Princess Street located on the 2nd floor. Follow the signs!

2019 U.S. SOS TOUR ANNOUNCED

We are about half way through our Canadian dates of the “SOS Tour” and today we are happy to announce a U.S. leg of the tour starting February 12th! The tour will take us through a bunch of familiar cities that we have visited previously with the likes of Greta, J Roddy, Welshly and The Struts, ending on March 13th in Seattle.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 16th at 10AM local time. Links will be added to the tour section of our website at that time. There is no pre-sale for these dates.

Joining us on the tour are a new band out of LA called Liily. You can see their video for the song “Sold” right now embedded in Spotify’s “Rock This” playlist. Give it a spin.

“SOS” is currently #8 on rock radio in the US, and has been climbing Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart, so it seems like about the right time to bring the road show back down to America. Hope to see you out at a show!

2/12 - Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair
2/14 - Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade
2/15 - Philadelphia, PA at Johnny Brenda’s
2/16 - Harrisburg, PA at Club XL Live
2/17 - Buffalo, NY at Rec Room
2/18 - XXXXXXXXXX, XX at XXX (TBA!)
2/20 - Atlanta, GA at Vinyl
2/21 - Nashville, TN at Basement East
2/24 - Detroit, MI at St. Andrew’s Hall
2/25 - Madison, WI at High Noon Saloon
2/27 - St. Paul, MN at Turf Club
2/28 - Chicago, IL at Schubas Tavern
3/02 - Kansas City, KS at The Record Bar
3/04 - Colorado Springs, CO at The Black Sheep
3/05 - Denver, CO at Globe Hall
3/07 - Phoenix, AZ at Valley Bar
3/08 - San Diego, CA at Voodoo Room @ HOB
3/09 - Hollywood, CA at The Roxy
3/10 - San Francisco, CA at Rickshaw Shop
3/11 - Sacramento, CA at Holy Diver
3/13 - Seattle, WA at Tractor Tavern ^
3/14 - XXXXXXX, XX at XXXXXXXX XXXXXXX (TBA!)^
^ = No Liily

TGS Union Meetups

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For those of you that are already members of the TGS Union, you already know about our upcoming TGS Union Fan Meet-Ups in each city of our Canadian tour. We make sure to let the TGS Union fan club members know everything first. If you’re not already a member, join the TGS Union here.

Details are below. No membership required, as we're just giving our loyal fans an opportunity to congregate, get to know one another and share some food or drinks before the shows!

The band will NOT be in attendance as this is a fan community event.

All restaurants are more or less walking distance to the venue so you can hang out before doors. Reservations are under the "TGS Union / The Glorious Sons". Make sure you take some photos and hashtag them “#TGSUnion” so we can re-post on our socials to show our fans some love.

Details below for the TGS Union meet ups:
11/01 - Victoria, BC at The Bard and Banker
4:00 - 6:00pm
1022 Government St, Victoria, BC V8W 1X7

11/02 + 11/03 - Vancouver, BC at Dublin Calling
5:30 - 7:30pm
900 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L2

11/05 - Kelowna, BC at The Train Station Pub
4:30 - 6:30pm
1177 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z5

11/07 - Grande Prairie, AB at Better Than Fred’s
4:30 - 6:30pm
9903 101 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2P6

11/08 - Medicine Hat, AB at Skinny's Smoke House
4:30 - 6:30pm
2771 Box Springs Boulevard NW, Medicine Hat, AB T1C 0C8

11/09 - Calgary, AB at The Den & Black Lounge
4:30 - 6:30pm
MacEwan Student Centre, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

11/10 - Edmonton, AB at Sherlock Holmes Pubs
4:30 - 6:30pm
#10012 - 101A Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0P5

11/13 - Lethbridge, AB at Ricky's
4:30 - 6:30pm
2420 Fairway Plaza Rd S, Lethbridge, AB, T1K 6Z3 Canada

11/14 - Regina, SK at Original Joes
4:30 - 6:30pm
3806 Albert St, Regina, SK S4S 3R1
(Located in: SmartCentres Regina (Golden Mile Shopping Centre)

11/15 - Saskatoon, SK at The Rook and Raven Pub
4:30 - 6:30pm
#154 - 2 Ave S, Saskatoon, SK S7K 1K5

11/16 + 11/17 - Winnipeg, MB at the King's Head
4:30 - 6:30pm
120 King Street, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 1H9

11/19 - Thunder Bay, ON at Wacky's
4:30 - 6:30pm
540 High St. S. Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3M5

11/22 - Toronto, ON at Firkin on Harbour
4:30 - 6:30pm
10 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R4

The Strombo Show / Tour Update

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A few weeks back we were lucky enough to visit George Stroumboulopoulos’ house in Toronto for an interview and intimate performance for The Strombo Show. The episode aired last night and we’re excited to share the listening link with you here.

Give it a spin!

We just wrapped up our US tour with Welshly Arms and Charming Liars last night in Seattle. What a month it was, thanks to those bands and all the fans that came out to the shows. We’ll have some exciting US tour updates coming to you very soon.

The SOS Canadian tour kicks off tomorrow in Kamloops, BC and will carry us for 17 dates across Canada ending in Toronto on November 22nd. Looking forward to seeing everyone out at the shows!

LITTLE PRISON CITY LIVE ALBUM

There's lots to celebrate these days - a crazy year, a Juno award, our first Gold single, playing with the Stones, touring around the world and announcing the SOS headline tour this Fall. With so much going on it's a great opportunity to reflect on a great year and say thank you to you, our fans, by releasing this new live album "Little Prison City - Live at Rogers K-Rock Centre" today. 

Recorded at our hometown show back in February, it includes a bunch of fan favourites, the first recorded versions of "One Church Town" and "I Want Ya", and our Stones' cover too. Get familiar with this record because we may have a cool contest attached to it coming next week...

For those of you that already bought your VIP ticket package for the upcoming tour, you have already purchased the LP version of this live record. For those that haven't grabbed a VIP package yet, that's the only way to guarantee yourself a copy on wax. Ticket and VIP package links for our SOS Tour are available in the TOUR section.

We hope you enjoy!

DATES ADDED: US TOUR w/WELSHLY ARMS

We're happy to announce the addition of 10 more shows in the US with our pals, Welshly Arms. These shows will carry us through Texas, Arizona, California and up to Portland and Seattle before we start the SOS Tour across Canada. Tickets are on sale this Friday at 10AM local time.

Tickets for the previously announced tour dates with Welshly Arms are on sale now, links on our tour page.

"SOS TOUR" ANNOUNCED w/THE BEACHES

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Today we are very excited to announce The SOS Tour! This 14-date tour will bring us across Canada this Fall with our special guests and fellow JUNO Award winners, The Beaches.

Tour kicks off on October 30th in Kamloops (no Beaches) and concludes on November 22nd at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (formerly the ACC). 

Tickets & VIP packages are on sale to the public this Friday, July 20th at 10AM.

10/30 - Kamloops, BC at Sagebrush Theatre ( tickets / VIP )**
11/01 - Victoria, BC at Save On Foods Memorial Centre ( tickets & VIP )
11/02 - Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom ( tickets & VIP )
11/03 - Vancouver, BC at Commodore Ballroom ( tickets & VIP )
11/05 - Kelowna, BC at Prospera Place ( tickets & VIP )
11/07 - Grande Prairie, AB at Revolution Place ( tickets & VIP )
11/08 - Medicine Hat, AB at Canalta Centre ( tickets & VIP )
11/09 - Calgary, AB at MacEwan Hall ( tickets & VIP )
11/13 - Lethbridge, AB at Enmax Centre ( tickets & VIP )
11/14 - Regina, SK at Conexus Centre ( tickets & VIP )
11/15 - Saskatoon, SK at TCU Place ( tickets & VIP )
11/17 - Winnipeg, MB at Burton Cummings Theatre ( tickets & VIP )
11/19 - Thunder Bay, ON at Community Auditorium ( tickets & VIP )
11/22 - Toronto, ON at Scotiabank Arena [formerly The ACC] ( tickets & VIP )

**TGS only, guests TBA, VIP packages sold separately

We offering three different VIP ticket packages which include items like a signed poster, photo opp with the band, and collectable tour laminate. Every VIP package also includes exclusive first access to the "Little Prison City - Live at Rogers K-Rock Centre" double-LP. Check out a preview below of "S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)" from the show to give you a taste of what to expect on the live LP, and on the upcoming tour!

Limited quantities are available for each show so make sure to grab yours quick.

Again, tickets & VIP packages are available to the public this Friday, July 20th at 10AM local time.

After having seen a lot of the world in the last 6 months, we can't wait to come back home and play for you with The Beaches. See you this Fall!

S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)

Message for aspiring artists:
Don’t write things because your management tells you to.
Though I love mine,
they can make my job harder.
Sometimes they cause me to confuse the reasons,
the meaning,
the feeling that I reach for everyday,
and sometimes grasp,
and sometimes celebrate.

They are scared,
That you will not understand,
Sawed Off Shotgun.
So they want me to explain it to you.

They are scared,
Because of Columbine.
Because of Paris.
Because of Las Vegas.
Because of white kids with guns.
Because of fools who misinterpret the meaning of freedom.
Because of fools alike who misinterpret the word of God.
Because of the NRA.
Because of Ted Nugent.
Because of Isis.
Because of Trump.
Because of Slavery.
Because of misogyny.
Because of Ike Turner.
Because everyone is scared.
Because everyone is pointing fingers,
and drawing lines in the sand.

I don’t blame them.
I am scared too.
But I will not explain my song to you.

If you like it,
I hope you understand that I wrote it for you.
If you don’t,
I hope you understand that I wrote it for you too.
If you are hurting,
I hope it helps.
If it doesn’t,
I am sorry for that.
I know that some people know feelings that I do not.
Just know that I am not celebrating anyone’s sadness.
I am not celebrating a thing in the world,
with this song.

I am sad too.
Because of Ritalin.
Because of AR-15s.
Because of Fentanyl.
Because of Jesus.
Because I can’t pay the rent.
Because of Detroit.
Because of Flint.
Because of John Wayne.
Because I keep having panic attacks and going to the hospital.
Because of Lena Dunham.
Because of The Bank of America.
Because of Syria,
a country that was beautiful before the war - but we wouldn’t know.
Because I miss my girl.
Because of Robert E. Lee.
Because of the Clintons.
Because my mother just returned from surgery,
and I was scared the pain in her stomach was cancer.
Because of Cocaine.
Because of McDonald’s.
Because of Jordan B. Peterson,
who I can’t help but agree with on a couple things,
not all things,
and I don’t even know if that’s okay anymore.
Because I miss Campo Viejo.
Because California is turning grey.
Because of the Marlboro Man.
Because the litter on the side of the road in Prince Edward Island is probably from Ontarian tourists.
Because I am still trying to figure out who I am,
without alcohol dancing in my veins.

I would like to know your reasons,
whoever you are.
Not for comparison,
or debate.
But to feel.
To grow.
To learn.
I want to feel like you,
though I never will.
And sometimes I don’t,
because I’m scared of the pain.
But I hope we can try,
You and I.

As for the song,
know this is true.
I only wrote it,
because I love you.

Australian Tour Announced

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We're very excited to announce that we're heading to Australia for the first time. We're playing 6 shows with Australia's own Dead Letter Circus, and throwing in two headline shows to boot. Details below, and ticket links are available in the tour section!

5/31 - Melbourne at The Corner Hotel w/Dead Letter Circus
6/01 - Adelaide at Jive Bar w/Dead Letter Circus
6/02 - Perth at Rosemount Hotel w/Dead Letter Circus
6/03 - Freemantle at Mojos w/Dead Letter Circus
6/07 - Melbourne at The Spotted Mallard (Headline)
6/08 - Brisbane at The Zoo w/Dead Letter Circus
6/09 - Sydney at The Sly Fox (Headline)
6/10 - Sydney at The Bald Faced Stag w/Dead Letter Circus

Kansas City - Cancelled

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Unfortunately due to some circumstances beyond our control we will not be playing the Kansas City date with The Struts at The Truman on May 17th. Our apologies to anyone who was hoping to see us, we promise to be back again before the end of the year.

We are still playing at Hangout Festival in Gulf Shores, AL on May 18th and continuing with the rest of the dates as scheduled.

- TGS

Opening For The Rolling Stones

Tuesday, June 26th we get to open for The Rolling Stones in Marseille, France.

I’ve been to three Stones concerts. My mother’s been to about 10. Growing up, they were rock and roll personified in my household. They were the gods that we measured ourselves up to when we started this band. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to get out in front of them and steal all their fans.

See you in France! Tickets are available here.

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Juno Award Winners!

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I don’t feel different waking up today. Don’t get me wrong, yesterday’s Juno award is highly appreciated, but it changes absolutely nothing for us as a band. The process is still the same: One song at a time, one show at a time, one fan at a time. This is the formula that has allowed us to cultivate a love for what we do, and a fan base who feels the same. The real reward for me has been the phone calls, texts and posts from all of our friends, fans and family. It feels as if a whole community won the award. It is with that sentiment, that I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. This is nothing, if not the beginning. 

Love always. 
Brett and the boys.

Cover of Kanye West's "Runaway"

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Back in December we had a great week visiting London UK. While we were there we did a session at this incredible spot called Fiction Studios. It's literally a film set of a library, turned into an audio recording studio. The vibe in there is amazing. We recorded a couple of tracks with video, including this cover of Kanye West's "Runaway".

Koster is a gigantic Kanye fan and he’s been covering the song for years. We played it in a church once together, and my voice just kind of worked with the song. I can remember listening to “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and watching the short film all the time in University. It is by far my favourite Kanye album. I had never heard rap sound like that before. In my opinion, this album is one of the most important of the 21st century, and “Runaway” is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written.
— Brett

The track will be available globally on audio streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music tomorrow, so stay tuned. We hope to enjoy!

BBC Radio 1 Session; CBC q

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It's been a busy week in Glorious Sons land. We kicked it off with a show for 200 friends, family and fans at the Merchant Tap House in Kingston. Followed that up with our biggest headline show to date, nearly 6,000 people filled the K Rock Centre to celebrate it's 10 year anniversary with us. The next morning we jumped in a van to the airport and flew to Berlin to begin our 12-date European tour!

Our BBC Radio 1 session recorded at the historic Maida Vale Studio in London back in December was broadcast on Sunday night as part of BBC's Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. You can check it out here, or below:

And today, our interview and stripped down performance recoded at CBC's q in Toronto earlier in February. You can listen to the interview and performances here, or below: