FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 5, 2015
THE GLORIOUS SONS POISED FOR BIG 2015 ON EVE OF JUNO NOMINATION FOR ROCK ALBUM OF THE YEAR
KINGSTON ROCKERS TO PERFORM JUNOFEST SHOW ON MARCH 14
TORONTO, ON - Kingston rockers, The Glorious Sons, top off a remarkable 2014 with a JUNO Award nomination for Rock Album of the Year for their current release The Union (Black Box Recordings). Released last fall, The Union boasts production credits from The Trews guitarist John-Angus MacDonald and Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Metric) and earned the Glorious Sons four consecutive Top 10 singles, making them the second most played artist on the Active Rock Radio format in 2014, behind only Pearl Jam. On Saturday, March 14 Glorious Sons are set to play a JUNOfest show at Club Absinthe alongside past JUNO Award winners and 2015 nominees The Road Hammers.
"We are stoked to be going to our first JUNO Awards, especially to be nominated for Rock Album of the Year," says guitarist Jay Emmons. "It's pretty surreal to think that we all grew up listening to great Canadian rock and roll, looking up to Canadian rockers and to now to be a part of all that ourselves is a great honour."
The group has sold over 30,000 singles to date, exceeding 20,000 unit sales of Shapeless Art and The Union combined and have had multiple tracks in the Top 10 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart, with "Mama" hitting #6, "White Noise" peaking at #2, "Heavy" at #3 and their current single "Lightning" sitting at the #4 spot and climbing. This success at radio hasn't gone unnoticed, garnering The Glorious Sons a nomination for the 2014 Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Group or Solo Artist: Rock and the "SiriusXM Emerging Artist of the Year" at the 2014 Indie Awards.
The Glorious Sons are now breaking into the U.S. market with a 31-date American tour, after performing their-high energy rock at over 150 shows in Canada last year. These included supporting high-profile artists Airbourne and The Trews as well as playing key festival spots such as, Burlington Sound of Music, Tail Creek, Hope Volleyball, SCENE Music Festival, Rifflandia, Boonstock and FredRock. In December 2014, the JUNO nominees sold out two headline performances in Toronto at Lee's Palace and in Kingston at The Ale House.
"The Glorious Sons deliver a gritty brand of rock with powerful rising choruses... It's difficult not to be intrigued by the band's effortless cool" - Exclaim!
"Unwavering charisma [that] hypnotized the crowd... one can expect big things from this Kingston five-piece in the near future" - Aesthetic Magazine