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Sunset Sons Announce UK & European Album Release Tour for March & April 2016

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Announce UK & European Album Release Tour for March & April 2016 – London KOKO April 6 2016

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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 onMarch 23and including a night at London KOKO onApril 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 - 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 10amNovember 6.

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.

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.

March 2016

23 March NEWCASTLE Newcastle University Student Union


25 March LEEDS Leeds University Stylus

26 March MANCHESTER 02 Ritz

28 March BELFAST The Limelight

29 March DUBLIN The Academy

30 March BIRMINGHAM The Institute


April 2016

1 April EXETER Exeter Phoenix

2 April FALMOUTH Princess Pavilion

3 April CARDIFF Y Plas

4 April BRIGHTON Concorde 2


8 April BOURNEMOUTH 02 Academy Bournemouth

9 April BRISTOL 02 Academy Bristol

12 April EINDHOVEN Effenaar

13 April AMSTERDAM Melkweg

14 April BRUSSELS AB Club

15 April PARIS La Flêche D’Or

16 April LYON Salle Du  Kao  

18 April ZURICH Härterei

19 April BERN Bierhuebeli

20 April STUTTGART LKA-Longhorn

23 April STOCKHOLM Debaser Strand

24 April OSLO Parkteateret

25 April COPENHAGEN Vega

27 April HAMBURG Uebel & Gefahrlich


29 April COLOGNE Die Kantine      

30 April MUNICH Technikum

  3 May MILAN Biko

  6 May MADRID Moby Dick Club // //


For further information please contact: Hayley Newnham // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // 07703 322876

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