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The Glorious Sons Debut Cover of Kanye West’s “Runaway”

2018 JUNO Nomination for Sophomore Album Young Beauties And Fools

Unveil Intimate CBC q Performance

New North American Tour Dates Announced Supporting The Struts  

 02 March 2018 (Toronto, ON) – After playing a memorable sold-out homecoming arena show at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston last week, JUNO-nominated rock band, The Glorious Sons, are pleased to share their cover of Kanye West’s hit single, “Runaway”. Their version of the song was recorded at Fiction Studios in London, U.K. and showcases frontman Brett Emmons’ raw and earnest vocals. This is the first of a series of stripped down videos to be released over the upcoming weeks. Check it out HERE.

 "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.”

The band’s sophomore album 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 150k 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. The band recently stopped by CBC q for an intimate stripped back session with Tom Power which you can listen to HERE. Daniel P Carter of BBC Radio 1 called the album one of his favourites of the year, and the band recently completed a Maida Vale live session on the Radio 1 Rock Show as well.

After extensive touring across the U.S., U.K. and a fully sold-out Canadian tour last year The Glorious Sons will kick off their 2018 headline dates across America dates which include a run of support shows with The Struts. The Glorious Sons will also hit the festival circuit this summer, performing at Hang Out Music Festival (Gulf Shores, AL), Firefly Music Festival (Dover, DE), and the esteemed Reading & Leeds Festivals (U.K.).

 "You don't know what you’re going to get night to night from us," says Jay Emmons [guitar, vocals]. “It's something you have to see – we try to keep it interesting and powerful,” adds Brett. More dates to come in what is expected to be the band’s biggest year yet. The full list of shows can be found HERE.

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