The Glorious Sons debuted their cover of Kanye West’s hit single, “Runaway” this week, their first in a series of stripped-down videos to be released in the coming weeks. The song was recorded at Fiction Studios in London, U.K. and showcases frontman Brett Emmons’ raw and earnest vocals.
“Chris Koster [guitar, vocals] is a gigantic Kanye fan and he’s been covering the song for years. We played it in a church once together, and my voice just kind of worked with the song,” says Brett. “I can remember listening to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and watching the short film all the time in university. It is by far my favorite Kanye album. I had never heard rap sound like that before. In my opinion, this album is one of the most important of the 21st century, and “Runaway” is one of the most perfect pop songs ever written.”
After extensive touring across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. last year in support of their sophomore album, Young Beauties and Fools (Oct. 2017 via BMG US), The Glorious Sons will kick off their new North American headline dates on March 13 in Minneapolis MInnesota. On May 8, the band will meet up with The Struts for a run of support shows that launch in Bloomington, IL and wrap in Portland, OR on May 23. The Glorious Sons will also hit the festival circuit this summer, performing at Hang Out Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival and the esteemed Reading and Leeds Festivals.
Young Beauties and Fools scored a nomination at the JUNO Awards for Rock Album of the Year. This is the second JUNO nod for the band, whose debut album, The Union, earned a nomination in the same category in 2015. YBAF’s lead single, “Everything Is Alright,” was named Apple Music’s “Best of the Week,” hit over 2.6 million streams in Canada, and was the guys’ first #1 at the Alternative format. The track is also currently streaming on Spotify’s “Rock This” playlist. Watch the “Everything Is Alright” video HERE.
The Glorious Sons have garnered over 26 million streams in North America, sold nearly 150,000 singles, produced nine consecutive top 10 radio singles including “Everything Is Alright” and “Josie,” and earned the title of Most Played Artist on Canadian Rock Radio. Daniel P Carter of BBC Radio 1 called the album one of his favorites of the year, and the band recently completed a Maida Vale live session on the Radio 1 Rock Show as well.
The Glorious Sons Tour Dates:
3/13/18 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry *
3/14/18 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern *
3/17/18 – Atlanta, GA @ Atlantic Station (ALT 105.7’s Shamrock the Station)
3/18/18 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa
3/19/18 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues *
3/21/18 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar *
3/22/18 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall *
3/23/18 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep *
4/14/18 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! (CD102.5 Day) #
5/08/18 – Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre ^
5/11/18 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues ^
5/14/18 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre ^
5/17/18 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman ^
5/18/18 – Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Music Festival ^
5/22/18 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox ^
5/23/18 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre ^
6/17/18 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival
6/30/18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion (Radio 104.5’s 11th Birthday Show) %
7/28/18 – Belleville, ON @ Empire Rock Fest
8/24/18 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
8/26/18 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
^ w/ The Struts
# w/ Franz Ferdinand
% w/ Imagine Dragons