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Canadian Rock Group, The Glorious Sons, Announce North American Tour


By Stevie Connor.



Following the release of their brand-new single “Mercy Mercy” two-time JUNO Award-winning rock band The Glorious Sons have announced the Glory Tour, kicking off this September with dates across North America. The Glory Tour will feature special guests The Blue Stones and the Velveteers on select dates.

Beginning September 6 in Pittsburgh, PA, the North American run will visit 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 31 to ring in the New Year.

Earlier this month, The Glorious Sons delivered the resilient brand-new single ‘Mercy Mercy’ in partnership with Warner Music Canada and ADA along with the visualizer. Sounding both familiar and unprecedented, ‘Mercy Mercy’ displays a remarkably vivid sonic approach alongside, heartfelt lyricism while amplifying the multi-platinum certified band’s more anthemic and unapologetically ambitious side. Available on all major streaming platforms and radio now, the track was the most added song at both Alternative and Active Rock radio last week.


Of the single, lead singer-songwriter Brett Emmons shares, “Mercy Mercy is my own quiet little prayer. It’s me fighting through some twisted process of self-forgiveness and acceptance. It’s a glimpse into my inner dialogue, however hilarious or concerning that might sound. A friend told me that this album sounds like someone at war in their own mind. In that context, I think this song is about faith in oneself, and one’s future—even if the past is always still there.”


Produced by Brett Emmons and Frederik Thaae ‘Mercy Mercy’ is a testament to The Glorious Sons, and in particular Emmons, ability to conquer his own bullshit and let go of the harmful narratives one often serves rent free to their cerebral centre point. A reflection of the struggles one faces, the song dives 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.


Hailing from Kingston, Ontario, The Glorious Sons have steadily pushed the boundaries of modern rock music – by consistently being deeply personal and wholly universal. Their previous releases have garnered critical acclaim and commercial success earning them multiple JUNO Awards, sold-out tours, and a dedicated global fanbase. ‘Mercy Mercy’ marks the next milestone in the band’s career and serves as the first track off their fourth studio album “Glory” due out this fall.



2023 THE GLORY TOUR

+ with The Blue Stones

* with Velveteers

^ with TBA


9/6 - Pittsburgh, PA at Stage AE +

9/7 - Newport, KY at MegaCorp Pavilion +

9/8 - Atlanta, GA at Masquerade Hall +

9/9 - Charleston, SC at The Riviera Theater +

9/11 - Nashville, TN at Basement East *

9/13 - Washington, DC at 9:30 Club *

9/14 - Boston, MA at Paradise Rock Club *

9/15 - New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre *

9/16 - Burlington, VT at Higher Ground *

9/18 - Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer *

9/20 - Cleveland, OH at House of Blues *

9/21 - Royal Oak, MI at Royal Oak Music Theatre *

9/22 - Peoria, IL at Crusens *

9/23 - Milwaukee, WI at The Rave *

9/25 - Chicago, IL at House of Blues *

9/26 - Des Moines, IA at Wooly’s ^

9/27 - Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue ^

9/29 - Tulsa, OK at Vanguard *

10/1 - Phoenix, AZ at Crescent Ballroom *

10/2 - West Hollywood, CA Troubadour *

10/3 - San Francisco, CA at August Hall *

10/5 - Seattle, WA at Showbox SODO *

10/6 - Bend, OR at Domino Room *

10/7 - Crystal Bay, NV at The Bay Club *

10/9 - Bozeman, MT at The ELM *

10/10 - Salt Lake City, UT at Metro Music Hall *

10/12 - Denver, CO at Ogden Theater ^

10/13 - Kansas City, MO at Madrid Theatre ^

10/14 - St. Louis, MO at Red Flag *


11/09 - Victoria, BC at Save On Foods Arena +

11/10 - Abbotsford, BC at Abbotsford Entertainment Centre +

11/11 - Kelowna, BC at Prospera Place +

11/13 - Prince George, BC at CN Centre +

11/14 - Grande Prairie, AB at Bonnett’s Energy Centre +

11/16 - Cranbrook, BC at Western Financial Place +

11/17 - Edmonton, AB at Edmonton Convention Centre +

11/18 - Calgary, AB at Grey Eagle Casino +

11/21 - Winnipeg, MB at Canada Life Centre +

11/22 - Regina, SK at Conexus Arts Centre +

11/23 - Saskatoon, SK at Sasktel Centre +

11/25 - Thunder Bay, ON at Community Auditorium +

11/29 - Sudbury, ON at Sudbury Community Arena +

11/30 - Oshawa, ON at Tribute Communities Centre +

12/01 - Hamilton, ON at First Ontario Centre +

12/02 - London, ON at Budweiser Gardens +

12/06 - Charlottetown, PEI at Eastlink Centre +

12/07 - Sydney, NS at Centre 200 +

12/08 - Moncton, NB at Casino New Brunswick +

12/09 - Halifax, NS at Scotiabank Centre +

12/12 - Montreal, QC at MTELUS +

12/14 - Ottawa, ON at TD Place +

12/15 - Rama, ON at Casino Rama +

12/16 - Kitchener, ON at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium +

12/31 - Kingston, ON at Leon’s Centre ^


2024 THE GLORY TOUR

2/15 - Owen Sound, ON at Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre ^

2/16 - Peterborough, ON at Memorial Centre ^

2/17 - St. Catharines, ON at Meridian Centre ^



JUNO Award winning, two-time Canadian certified Platinum and six-time Canadian certified Gold rock group The Glorious Sons, have been on an incredible journey, leading to the meteoric rise of their recognition as one of the commanding forces in rock ‘n’ roll, not only at home but globally. ‘S.O.S. (Sawed Off Shotgun)’, the final single released from their 2017 JUNO Award winning album Young Beauties and Fools not only reached the #1 spot at U.S. Mainstream Rock for four consecutive weeks but was the #1 most played song at U.S. Rock radio and most played CanCon song at Canadian Rock Radio for 2019, in addition to holding the #1 spot at Active Rock in Canada for 10 consecutive weeks and spending a record setting 64 weeks on the Canadian Rock Radio Chart.


Their third full length studio album A War On Everything, named one of (Classic Rock UK’s) Albums of the Year, saw international acclaim as the lead single ‘Panic Attack’, became their second consecutive U.S. #1, also climbing to the top of the charts at home, where it spent an impressive ten consecutive weeks at #1, along with the album’s second single ‘Kingdom In My Heart’ that notched the band their third consecutive #1 and 12th consecutive Top 10 radio hit in Canada. Dominating airwaves since the release of their 2015 debut The Union, With close to 300M collective streams to date, The Glorious Sons have amassed a catalogue of lyrically driven, unpredictable, thought-provoking anthems for the socially conscious, that resonate with fans and wield their signature energy and spirit, complemented by jarring theatrical delivery and a mesmerizing live show.


From headlining clubs to arenas and festival dates, from playing tiny rooms to massive shows with The Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, Twenty-One Pilots and touring across the U.S. with The Struts, and from growing up in Kingston to headlining a hometown show at Richardson Memorial Stadium attended by over 14,000 of their biggest fans, The Glorious Sons have steadily cemented their position as “Canada’s Best Export” (Washington Times) – garnering critical acclaim and a dedicated fanbase.




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