The Glory Tour Kicks Off September 2023, With Dates Across North America Through 2024
Toronto, ON – July 14, 2023 – Today, Canadian alt-rockers, The Glorious Sons reveal the release date for their highly anticipated fourth studio album Glory, out September 6th. The two-time JUNO Award-winning rock band have also unveiled another track and official video from the album, delivering ‘Dream’ as a further taste of what’s to come from the forthcoming release.
“This song is about fighting the power of nostalgia with a relentless struggle to stay present,” shares lead singer/songwriter Brett Emmons. “It’s all a dream” is a reminder that you must try and achieve being here right now, and if you can’t, you can always go back. I feel like anything good that happens to us requires an openness to the moment, or at least jolts you into the moment against your will. I didn’t want to just focus on the past in this song— though it would have felt good to puke my heart up. I wanted to re-establish the power of what it means to feel connected to the world around you now, and how that force can win out against the crushing dream state that is heartache and nostalgia.”
Last month, in partnership with Warner Music Canada and ADA, The Glorious Sons dropped current single ‘Mercy Mercy’ along with the visualizer HERE. Produced by Brett Emmons and Frederik Thaae ‘Mercy Mercy’ is a reflection of the struggles one faces, diving deep into the depths of the human experience, exploring themes of redemption, vulnerability, and the relentless pursuit of personal growth. With its spirited chorus, and vast depth of artistic input, ‘Mercy Mercy’ is a sonic journey that demands to be heard. Upon release, ‘Mercy Mercy’ was the most-added track at both alternative and active rock radio for two consecutive weeks, and continues its momentum up the charts, currently at #3 on Mediabase’s Muliple Rock Formats chart.
Of the album, Brett shares, “How do I feel about Glory? I’m glad it’s done. And I’m glad I still like the songs. It was one of those classic times in a bands career where you have that awkward choice to either let go, or hold on as tightly as you can. We chose the latter. Every detail on this album was important to me— and though I can’t control how people will receive it, I did my best to control how kindly I look back on the music and the process. That was the most important thing this time around. When things don’t come easily, how do you respond? We were gritty as fuck, and we represented ourselves to the truest form possible. I guess that’s all just a long form way of describing growth. So there you go. It sounds like growth to me.”
In support of Glory, Kingston’s The Glorious Sons will be hitting the road for the North American run of The Glory Tour, kicking off September 6th in Pittsburgh, PA, and visiting 57-cities in both the U.S. and Canada, making stops in Nashville, Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Edmonton, Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, and more before wrapping in St. Catharines on February 17, 2024. The tour will also feature a special hometown show, with the band taking over Kingston, ON’s Leon’s Centre on December 31st to ring in the New Year.
The Glory Tour will feature special guests The Blue Stones and the Velveteers on select dates. Tickets are on-sale now at theglorioussons.com.
THE GLORIOUS SONS lineup
Brett Emmons – vocals, guitar, harmonica, keys
Jay Emmons – guitar, vocals
Adam Paquette – drums, vocals
Chris Koster – guitar, vocals
Josh Hewson – piano, guitar
Peter van Helvoort – bass, vocals
lead photo by Matt Barnes