The Glorious Sons “Heavy” has been selected as the official theme song for the WWE’s pay-per-view event “BATTLEGROUND,” which will be staged from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO on Sunday, July 19th. Major bouts scheduled include Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE World Heavyweight Championship), Big Show vs. Ryback vs. The Miz (Intercontinental Championship), John Cena vs. Kevin Owens (United States Championship) and Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt. The song “Heavy” rose to #2 on the Canadian Rock Charts, will be heavily integrated in to promotional programming across WWE TV and all on-line properties. For more information on “BATTLEGROUND”:http://www.wwe.com/inside/wwemusic
The Glorious Sons return to The United States this week for appearances that include Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Cafe (July 7), Lancaster, PA’s Chameleon Club (July 8), Watertown, NY’s The Ballroom (July 9), and Syracuse, NY’s The Lost Horizon (July 10). Following festival appearances in their home country of Canada that include Big Music Fest 2015 in Kitchener (July 11), Ottawa Bluesfest (July 12). Pemberton Music Festival (July 15). Taste of Edmonton (July 16), Quonset Days in Seven Persons (July 17), and Rock The Shores Festival in Victoria (July 18) amongst others, they return to the U.S for Waterfest in Oshkosh, WI on August 7 followed by a headline appearance at Chicago’s Schubas on the 8th. A run for late Summer in to Early Fall will be announced in the coming weeks, built around anchor dates that include Chill On The Hill in Sterling Heights, MI (September 13), the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville (October 4), and Rock Allegiance Festival in Chester, PA (October 10).
The Glorious Sons burst on to the scene in 2013 winning the HTZ-FM Rocksearch then launching three consecutive hit singles on to the airwaves with “Mama,” “White Noise,” “Lightning” and “Heavy.” The latter three of which rose to #2 on the Canadian Rock Charts. The band was the most played new Canadian artist on rock radio in 2014, and overall only Pearl Jam received more spins at the format last year. Earlier in 2015 the band toured the U.S. coast to coast with 10 Years and Otherwise supporting the release of “Heavy” on American Rock Radio. The accompanying video can be viewed below:
The band’s songs are anchored in recollections of real stories from a blue-collar perspective. The Union, their latest release, is a collection of honest and heartfelt songs that touch on the themes of life, love, passion, loss and redemption. Vocalist / lyricist Brett Emmons has a voice that is uniquely his own, indelibly recognizable with immediacy, that when backed by The Glorious Sons emits the best of timeless rock and roll. This loud, lush and powerful ensemble is built from the union that is guitarists Jay Emmons and Andrew Young alongside the rhythm section of Adam Paquette (drums) and Chris Huot (bass).