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Very Rarely Say Die - Debut album from surfer band Sunset Sons

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Album released - April 1 2016

UK & European Tour - March & April 2016


Sunset Sons have announced the release of their debut album Very Rarely Say Die for April 1 2016 on French Exit via Kobalt Label Services. The album will be preceded by new single ‘Somewhere Maybe’ in February. Very Rarely Say Die – recorded between London, Nashville and their adopted hometown of Hossegor, with Jacquire King (Kings of Leon) and James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys) – will arrive amidst a 14 date UK and Ireland headline tour. The tour begins in Newcastle onMarch 23, hits London’s KOKO onApril 6(following previous sold-out London headlines at Scala, House of Vans and Community Festival) and will then take the band on a 17 date European leg – for full dates see below. The headline tour follows their support slot for Imagine Dragons across their current UK and European arena dates.


The Anglo-Aussie band have had a blinding year, seeing 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, opening for Imagine Dragons night after night. Prior to that, the band embarked on a sold-out UK tour through the spring, which ended on a sold-out London Scala show. None too shabby for a bunch of four surfers who fell into music as a means to pay the bills just two years previously.

Sunset Sons came into being when Rory, Pete, Jed and Rob encountered each other whilst pursuing their love of surfing in the 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 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.

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March 2016

23 March NEWCASTLE Newcastle University Student Union http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/Sunset-Sons

24 March GLASGOW QMU http://www.gigsinscotland.com/homepage.aspx

25 March LEEDS Leeds University Stylus http://lunatickets.co.uk/events/sunset-sons.html

26 March MANCHESTER O2 Ritz www.gigsandtours.com/tour/Sunset-Sons

28 March BELFAST The Limelight http://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/461484/2056869

29 March DUBLIN The Academy http://www.ticketmaster.ie/venueartist/461484/2056869

30 March BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sunset-sons-tickets


April 2016

1 April EXETER Exeter Phoenix http://www.seetickets.com/event/sunset-sons/phoenix-arts-centre/924819

2 April FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion http://www.seetickets.com/event/sunset-sons/princess-pavilion/924820

3 April CARDIFF Y Plas https://orchardentertainment.ticketsolve.com/shows/873542879/events

4 April BRIGHTON Concorde 2 www.loutpromotions.co.uk/sunset-sons

6 April LONDON KOKO http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sunset-sons-tickets

8 April BOURNEMOUTH 02 Academy Bournemouth http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sunset-sons-tickets

9 April BRISTOL 02 Academy Bristol http://www.livenation.co.uk/artist/sunset-sons-tickets

12 April EINDHOVEN Effenaar http://www.ticketmaster.nl/event/155445?CAMEFROM=EFFENAAR&brand=nl_effenaar

13 April AMSTERDAM Melkweg http://www.eventim.nl/Tickets.html?affiliate=MEL&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&erid=1525612

14 April BRUSSELS AB Club http://www.abconcerts.be/en/

15 April PARIS La Flêche D’Or http://alias.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-Folk-SUNSET-SONS-FLSUN.htm

16 April LYON Ninkasi Kao http://alias.fnacspectacles.com/place-spectacle/manifestation/Pop-rock-Folk-SUNSET-SONS-LSUNS.htm  

18 April ZURICH Härterei http://www.starticket.ch/0ShowInfo.asp?ShowID=99099&ShowDetails=1

19 April BERN Bierhuebeli http://www.starticket.ch/0ShowInfo.asp?ShowID=99216&ShowDetails=1

20 April STUTTGART LKA-Longhorn http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=5837

23 April STOCKHOLM Debaser Strand

24 April OSLO Parkteateret http://www.billettservice.no/event/477797

25 April COPENHAGEN Vega

27 April HAMBURG Uebel & Gefahrlich http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=5838

28 April BERLIN PBHFCLUB http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=5839

29 April COLOGNE Die Kantine http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=5840      

30 April MUNICH Technikum http://www.fkpscorpio.com/de/konzerte-tickets/ticketshop/?sprache=0&standort=TIX&veranst_nr=5841

3 May MILAN Biko www.ticketone.it

6 May MADRID Moby Dick Club http://www.livenation.es/artist/sunset-sons-tickets?c=WEB_WP_sunsetSons_021115






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