Long Beach, California rockers RIVAL SONS have been announced as main support to BLACK SABBATH for what will be the heavy metal icons' final world tour. Due to kick off on January 20 in Omaha, Nebraska, the scheduled dates will take the band all across the U.S. and Canada, with more shows to be announced soon.
RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday says: "Every now and again, the universe just speaks to ya and planets align. This is definitely one of those cool situations for us.
"A while back we played an award show. The Osbourne family happened to be in the audience. Luckily, the [attendees] —-which included the upper crust of classic rock and some of the world's most famous — really enjoyed our little three-song set, especially Ozzy, Sharon and the kids. Standing ovation and all. We chatted and hung with the Osbournes after the show, which was just incredible on its own. But something much greater has transpired.
"We couldn't be more honored and excited to announce we'll be supporting the legendary BLACK SABBATH on their upcoming world tour(s)!! This will take us to most of those places we haven't been yet and back through the many places we have made so many friends and fans.
"Here we go, folks... BLACK SABBATH and RIVAL SONS coming to your town… city... country soon!"
Jan 20 - Omaha, NE - Century Link Center
Jan 22 - Chicago, IL - United Center
Jan 25 - Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
Jan 28 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada - Sasktel Centre
Jan 30 - Edmonton, AB, Canada - Rexall Centre
Feb. 01 - Calgary, AB, Canada - Scotiabank Saddledome
Feb. 03 - Vancouver, BC, Canada - Rogers Arena
Feb. 06 - Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
Feb. 09 - San Jose, CA - SAP Center
Feb. 11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Feb. 13 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
Feb. 15 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
Feb. 17 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
Feb. 18 - Detroit, MI - The Palace of Auburn Hills
Feb. 21 - Hamilton, ON, Canada - FirstOntario Centre
Feb. 23 - Montreal, QC, Canada - Bell Centre
Feb. 25 - New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
RIVAL SONS latest album, "Great Western Valkyrie", was released on June 10, 2014 in the USA (one day earlier internationally). The CD was recorded with producer Dave Cobb at LCS Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.