Grammy-nominated band Rival Sons has shared a new single, Bird In The Hand, which is available today on all streaming platforms. It stands out as the latest anthem to be unveiled from the group’s upcoming full-length album, Darkfighter, set for release on June 2nd, hear it below.

Commenting on the new song, vocalist Jay Buchannan noted. “There’s a lyric in there, ‘Let’s go down to the river where the water runs still and deep, to scatter the ashes of the mess I used to be.’ You can burn through a whole lot of time just trying to find your lane, your realized intention. At some point you accept reincarnation as a waking process. Build, refine and burn again and again and the lyric, ‘A bird in the hand, now that’s a miracle I can believe’ is the immersive commitment to the present.”

To hear the first single from, Darkfighter called, Nobody Wants To Die, click here, and to hear the second single, Rapture, go here.

Darkfighter track listing:

1. Mirrors
2. Nobody Wants To Die
3. Bird In The Hand
4.  Bright Light
5. Rapture
6. Guillotine
7. Horses Breath
8. Darkside

In support of new LP, Rival Sons will embark on an extensive five-week North American headline run dubbed The Darkfighter Tour which will feature support from The Black Angels, The Record Company and Starcrawler on select dates. The tour begins on May 11th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at the Diamond Ballroom, visits major markets across the country, and concludes on June 18th in Denver, Colorado at the Ogden Theatre. In between, the band will perform at a handful of festivals such as Welcome To Rockville in Daytona Beach, Florida on May 20th and Sonic Temple in Columbus, Ohio on May 27th.

“SO happy to finally announce our full North America headline tour and have new music to play for you,” exclaimed guitarist Scott Holiday. “Expect this tour to comprise of the forthcoming Darkfighter album in its entirety, along with familiar songs and a few deeper cuts. We’re working on plans to make it extra special. With a big added bonus of the incredible acts we’re taking with us: The Black Angels, The Record Company and Starcrawler. It’s going to make for a REALLY fantastic night of music.”

Rival Sons 2023 U.S. tour dates:

Supporting Greta Van Fleet:

March 20 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Arena
March 21 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
March 24 – Anaheim, CA – Honda Center
March 26 – Reno, NV – Reno Events Center
March 28 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center

Headlining and festival appearances:

May 11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom*#
May 12 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall*#
May 13 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s*#
May 16 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal*#
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*#
May 18 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*#
May 20 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville (Festival)
May 21 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*#
May 23 – Richmond, VA – The National*#
May 24 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa*#
May 26 – Morgantown, WV – Ruby Amphitheater*
May 27 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple (Festival)
May 28 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom*
May 30 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore*#
May 31 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium*#
June 1 – New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
June 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall*#
June 4 – Albany, NY – Empire Live*#
June 6 – London, ON – London Music Hall*#
June 8 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore^#
June 9 – Chicago, IL – Radius^#
June 10 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore^#
June 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^#
June 13 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Club 5^#
June 14 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant^#
June 16 – Omaha, NE – The Admiral^#
June 17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater^#
June 18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre^#

* The Record Company
^ Black Angels
# Starcrawler
+ Festival

Heightening excitement for this next chapter of Rival Sons, the band has also shared details of a companion album titled Lightbringer — due out in late 2023.

Expanding on the two-album set, Buchanan commented, “In comparison to our previous records, we certainly took our time both writing and recording this collection. When we set out, the intention was mostly to dig as deep as possible. Even in the beginning before the body had formed, we agreed to throw the map away and chop our way through the woods to make a new path. Then lockdown hit and it felt like the whole damn country decided to throw the map away too. For myself, 2022 was like an eight-stage rocket of life changing events, so every time I thought I was finished writing, a new bull would come tearing through the clothesline and I’d have to illustrate it in some way. By the end, there were really two different sides to the same story being told. On one side, you’re fighting the darkness and, on the other, you’re bringing your own light to where there is none. One side in a corner, on the ropes, and the other advancing, cleaning the ring. Without an intermission, a refractory period, the collection would be too big a bite, so splitting it in two was the only way to do it.”

Rival Sons is Jay Buchanan (vocals, harmonica, rhythm guitar), Scott Holiday (lead guitar), Mike Miley (drums) and Dave Beste (bass).

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