Sunset Sons have announced details for a UK & European album release tour, running through March & April 2016. The headline run will take in 14 UK and Irish dates – beginning in Newcastle on March 23 and including a night at London KOKO on April 6 (following previous sold-out London headlines at Scala, House of Vans and Community Festival) – before heading out on the 17 date European leg.
The tour will coincide with the release of Sunset Sons’ highly anticipated debut album
The tour will coincide with the release of Sunset Sons’ highly anticipated debut album – entitled Very Rarely Say Die – recorded with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon), Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice) and James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys). Pre-sale for the tour (UK only) is available from 10am November 4, with general tickets on sale from 10am November 6.
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The announcement rounds off a blistering year for the Anglo-Aussie surfers, which has seen them play over 20 summer festival dates (Glastonbury, T In The Park, Isle of Wight, Boardmasters), secure Radio 1 (Track of The Day) and Radio X (Daytime Playlist) support, and win over hundreds of new fans, night after night across their current support slot opening up for Imagine Dragons throughout their European and UK tour run.
Prior to that, the band embarked on a sold-out UK tour through the spring, which ended on a sold-out London Scala show – all none too shabby for a bunch of four surfers who fell into music as a means to pay the bills just two years previously.
Drummer Jed came across frontman Rory hammering out cover versions in-between stints pot-washing in the kitchen
Sunset Sons came into being when Rory, Pete, Jed and Rob encountered each other whilst pursuing their love of surfing in the sleepy French beach town of Hossegor. Drummer Jed came across frontman Rory hammering out cover versions (which incredibly took in everything from QoTSA to D12) on a bar piano, in-between stints pot-washing in the kitchen. That bar, ‘Le Surfing’, happened to be owned by Australian bassist Pete’s cousin, and lent its name to Sunset Sons’ self-funded and released debut EP (which entered at No.6 on the iTunes Rock Chart, having been recorded in just three days).
A subsequent UK tour took the band not to the typical major city dates in London and Manchester, but out to the coastal surf towns of the UK including Thurso, Scarborough and St Ives. It’s part and parcel of that same down-to-earth love for surfing and its no-nonsense lifestyle which keeps all four members of Sunset Sons still living by the sea in Hossegor, still more than a little bemused by their own success; ‘That was part of the deal’ says Rory. ‘We couldn’t write the songs we do living in, say, London’. True to form, as soon as the festival season was over, the band returned to Hossegor to finish recording Very Rarely Say Die.
To find out more or to buy tickets visit www.sunsetsons.com