"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:

European Release, BBC R1 Session, Reading & Leeds

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Big day today, as our album "Young Beauties and Fools" was released on CD and LP in Europe by our great team over at Earache Records. Make sure you pop out to a store to grab one, or find any number of ways to stream or purchase it online HERE. Thanks to everyone who has checked out the album so far! Please share it around and we hope to see you at a show very soon. 

Speaking of shows, in addition to our upcoming headline tour, today we are able to announce that we will be joining the likes of Kings of Leon and Billy Talent on the 2018 Reading and Leeds Festivals! The full current lineup is in the festival poster here. We can't wait for this one!

Finally, tune in to BBC's Radio 1 Rock Show on Sunday where they will be airing our BBC session recorded at Maida Vale Studios in London back in December. Brett will also be speaking with host Daniel P. Carter as well. 

A lot of great news in Europe! Come celebrate with us next week!

-TGS

2018 Juno Nomination

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We're very proud to have been nominated for "Rock Album of the Year" at the 2018 Juno Awards. Huge thank you to our families, all of the fans and our team for helping us birth "Young Beauties and Fools", it's great to be recognized.

The awards are given out on the weekend of March 24th in Vancouver. Stay tuned for more info, and you can check out the full list of nominees here.

Everything Is Alright Fan Video

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Show us that "Everything Is Alright"!

Share your best moments from 2017 using the hashtag #EverythingIsAlrightGS for a chance to be featured in a fan music video for our single! Upload your Videos to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Musical.ly and share with #EverythingIsAlrightGS then submit the link and your email in the form here. See guidelines and terms for submitting here. For more information visit our Facebook page!

Full 2018 European Tour Announced

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We just landed back in Canada after an amazing week in London. It was so amazing, in fact, that we can't wait to get back overseas. Today we are announcing 9 additional European tour dates, sandwiching the UK tour dates we announced last week. Tickets are on sale now, so grab them while you can in the TOUR section! See you in March!

2.26 - Berlin, DE at Privatclub
2.27 - Hamburg, DE at Moltow
2.28 - Cologne, DE at Luxor
3.01 - Brussels, BE at AB Club
3.02 - Paris, FR at Supersonic
3.03 - Amsterdam, NL at Melkweg
3.05 - London, UK at Boston Music Room
3.06 - Manchester, UK at The Deaf Institute
3.07 - Glasgow, UK at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
3.08 - Oslo, NO at Pokalen
3.09 - Stockholm, SE at Bar Brooklyn
3.10 - Copenhagen, DK at DR Studio 3

"EVERYTHING IS ALRIGHT" VIDEO & 2018 UK TOUR DATES

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We just touched down in London, UK, and today we're happy to unveil the new video for "Everything Is Alright" alongside three new UK tour dates for 2018!

First the video. This track has had such an incredible reaction over the last few months and we couldn't be happier with the visual. Directed by Colin G. Cooper in Toronto last month, Brett had the following to say:

It’s nice getting your hands dirty once in a while. The video was a quite enjoyable and painless experience, other than getting smashed in the face with tomatoes. Thank you to our director Colin and his crew for the outstanding work and fun day.
— Brett Emmons

You can check out the video below or on VEVO. Please share it on your social networks and help us spread the word!

In addition to the video, we're also excited to announce three new tour dates in the UK for March 2018. We're making our UK debut tomorrow night at The Old Blue Last in London, and will follow that showcase up with the following headline shows next year:

03.05 - London, UK at Boston Music Room
03.06 - Manchester, UK at The Deaf Institute
03.07 - Glasgow, UK at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Tickets on sale Wednesday, December 13th at 10AM local time at ticketmaster.co.uk

We will have more European dates to announce very soon so please stay tuned!

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Kingston Show February 24th - SOLD OUT

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We're so excited to announce our homecoming show, scheduled for Saturday, February 24th at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston. This show also celebrates the K-Rock Centre's 10 year anniversary, after The Hip opened the venue back in February of 2008.

First of all, it’s good to be home. Secondly, to play a stage like this where I’ve seen so many great artists perform over the last ten years is an honour and a privilege. Three years ago this wasn’t even fathomable. We’re coming off our biggest Canadian tour to date, and to come back home and celebrate with our friends, our family and our city is extremely fulfilling.
— Brett Emmons

Update (11/24): Tickets for this show are now sold out. Thanks to everyone who purchased!

Well, fuck. This is exciting. Thanks to everyone who grabbed tickets, the hometown show is sold out. We will see you in February to celebrate!
— Brett and the boys

BBC Radio 1 "Rockest Record of the Week"

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Huge thank you to everyone at BBC Radio 1 and the Radio One Rock Show for naming "Josie" the "Rockest Record of the Week" on their program last night. Then news came this morning that the track has been getting some daytime spins on R1 as well. Incredible. You can listen to the full rock show here, the track spins around the 24-minute mark.

London - we'll see you December 12th at the Old Blue Last. Reserve your free ticket now exclusively via the dice.fm app. More information here.

 

YBAF Out Now & Tour Update

The reaction to the new album has been incredible. Thanks to everyone who has grabbed a copy or checked it out online. If you haven't yet, you can do so HERE.

We can't wait to get out on the road to share the new music with you live. As we already announced, Billy Raffoul will be joining us on the Toronto kick-off shows October 19th and 20th. Check out his jam "Driver" below.

We also announced this week that Grandson will be joining us on our Canadian dates from October 26th through November 12th. You can check out his jam "Bury Me Face Down" below.

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Finally, we've added our first ever overseas tour date. We'll be doing a free show at The Old Blue Last in London UK on December 12th. You can grab your free ticket exclusively via the dice.fm mobile app.

See you guys soon, tour kicks off in 48 hours!

My Poor Heart

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We're officially two weeks away from the release of "Young Beauties and Fools" and to celebrate we've decided to share another new track from the album. You may have heard us opening some sets with this song over the summer - its one of our favourites and we hope you enjoy it too. 

Without further adieu, check out the album opener, "My Poor Heart". Give it a spin on your preferred streaming service, or in one of the stream links below. Remember you can still pre-order the new album now, available both digitally from iTunes or as part of a physical pre-order bundle with a CD or LP!