LISTEN: Rival Sons Share Anthemic New Single “Rapture”- Announce ‘Lightbringer’ Late 2023 Companion Album To ‘Darkfighter’


Rival Sons have shared their new single “Rapture,” which is available today on all streaming platforms. It stands out as the latest anthem to be unveiled from the group’s anxiously awaited new full-length album, Darkfighter now releasing on June 2, 2023.

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

Expanding on the two album set, vocalist Jay 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.”


2/16     Knoxville, TN                   Knoxville Civic Auditorium*

2/17     Tallahassee, FL               Donald L. Tucker Civic Center*

2/18     Augusta, GA                    James Brown Arena*

2/19     Savannah, GA                 Enmarket Arena*

2/22     Kalamazoo, MI               Wings Event Center*

2/24     Toledo, OH                      Huntington Center*

2/25     Johnstown, PA                Cambria County War Memorial*

2/26     Saginaw, MI                    Dow Event Center*

3/20     Tucson, AZ                       Tucson Arena^

3/21     El Paso, TX                       Don Haskins Center^

3/24     Anaheim, CA                   Honda Center^

3/26     Reno, NV                         Reno Events Center^

3/28     Sacramento, CA              Golden 1 Center^

5/20     Daytona Beach, FL         Welcome To Rockville+

5/27     Columbus, OH                Sonic Temple Festival+

*w/ Whiskey Myers

^w/ Greta Van Fleet 


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