North American Trek Is 2015 JUNO Nominees’ First Headlining Tour In Support Of The Union 

Toronto, ON – In the wake of their full-length debut The Union earning a 2015 JUNO Award nomination for Rock Album of the Year, Kingston’s The Glorious Sons today announced their first North American headlining tour. The Contender Tour, named after their current single which is well on the way to becoming their fifth consecutive Top 5 Active Rock Radio hit, kicks off September 13 in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and includes 20 headline dates in the United States anchored by festival performances at Chill On The Hill (with Weezer), Louder Than Life (with Rob Zombie and Slash) and Rock Allegiance (with Rob Zombie and The Temperance Movement). Following that, the band embarks upon 25 headline shows across Canada (more to be announced), concluding with a hometown show on December 27. Supporting The Glorious Sons will be Victoria, B.C.’s Northcote and Toronto, ON’s Poor Young Things on all Canadian dates except where noted below.

“It’s been two years since our first headlining tour across Canada,” says vocalist and lyricist Brett Emmons. “Since then, we’ve released The Union, supported bands like Airbourne and The Trews, but headlining gigs is great. It’s easier to feel free when you have an ownership over the stage. What separates our band from a lot of others is the reckless approach we take to live shows. We’re not scared of anything other than sending a fan home unhappy.”

Comprised of vocalist/lyricist Brett Emmons, guitarists Jay Emmons and Andrew Young, bassist Chris Huot and drummer Adam Paquette, The Glorious Sons burst upon the Canadian music scene in 2013 with the EP Shapeless Art, produced by John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews. After winning 97.7 HTZ-FM’s Rocksearch competition, the band again worked with MacDonald on The Union, along with producer Gavin Brown who helmed the eventual singles “Lightning” and “Heavy.” The latter track was most recently heard as the official theme song for the WWE pay-per-view event, “Battleground.” On top of garnering a JUNO Award nomination for The Union, the Glorious Sons were also named Group of the Year and Rock Group of the Year at the 2015 Sirius XM Indie Awards.
Photos by: Ted Van Boort.

Tickets for all shows go on sale Friday, July 24 at 10 a.m. (local time) via VIP tickets are on sale now at

The Contender Tour Canadian Dates (w/ Poor Young Things & Northcote)

October 14, 2015
The Pyramid
Winnipeg, MB
October 15, 2015
The Exchange Regina, SK
October 16, 2015
The Starlite Edmonton, AB
October 17, 2015 The Gateway Calgary, AB
October 20, 2015 Key City Theatre Cranbrook, BC
October 21, 2015 Flashback’s Kelowna, BC
October 22, 2015
Cactus Jack’s Kamloops, BC
October 23, 2015 The Venue Vancouver, BC
October 24, 2015
Distrikt Victoria, BC**
October 30, 2015 Bo’s Red Deer, AB
October 31, 2015 The Capitol Music Club Saskatoon, SK
November 3, 2015
Crock’s Thunder Bay, ON
November 5, 2015 Coulson Night Club Sudbury, ON
November 7, 2015 Absinthe Hamilton, ON
November 8, 2015
L3 St. Catharines, ON
November 11, 2015 Maxwell’s Waterloo, ON
November 13, 2015 London Music Hall London, ON
November 14, 2015
The Opera House Toronto, ON**
November 20, 2015 Tide & Boar Moncton, NB
November 21, 2015
The Marquee Club Halifax, NS
November 22, 2015 Champion’s Truro, NS
November 26, 2015
The Capital Complex Fredericton, NB
November 27, 2015 Petit Campus Montreal, QC
November 28, 2015 Maverick’s Ottawa, ON
December 27, 2015 The Ale House Kingston, ON*

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