The south west UK rockers Sons of Liberty saddle up for a co-headline tour with US southern rock legends Preacher Stone in March who make their highly anticipated UK debut. Taking in 9 venues, including a return hometown show for The Sons at The Thekla Bristol, the bands will bring their brands of hooky, foot-stomping laden rock in an exciting night for all.
“We are excited to tour the UK with Sons of Liberty! This will be Preacher Stone’s first time in the UK!” exclaims the North Carolina based frontman Ronnie Riddle, “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to spread the gospel of Preacher Stone, win over new audiences, as well as finally get to meet our UK fans in person. We can’t wait!” The ever enthusiastic Sons of Liberty guitarist Fred Hale, “We’re super excited for this tour with our brothers from across the pond. Preacher Stone were one of our favourite bands way before we dreamt of sharing a stage with them… the Sons even played a few covers of theirs when we first got together so this is a full circle moment for us!”
Sons of Liberty are a group of well-travelled musicians, having played venues all over the Uk and festivals including Planet Rock Winter’s End, Winterstorm, HRH, Loverocks and most Raismes Fest (FR) to continued outstanding ovations. They released their “tricky” second album ‘Aces & Eights’ in 2021 to huge acclaim from critics and fans alike gaining them rave reviews across the board including; “These boys don’t just play it – they live it. 8/10” Powerplay Magazine and “Sons of Liberty keep the southern rock flag flying!” Classic Rock Magazine. This saw them being playlisted on Planet Rock, featured in Classic Rock Magazine ‘Tracks of The Week’ and invited on tour as special guests to UK rock royalty in FM and Grand Slam.
Drawn together by a shared love of the incredible music of the southern states of America and their desire to deal this out with their own whiskey smoked swagger, the band of brothers are Fred Hale and Andy Muse (Guitars), Mark Thomas (Bass) and Steve Byrne (Drums) with frontman Rob Walker. The boys have proved to be an energetic band that delivers an authentic, crowd pleasing and fresh performance; “It’s not just their style that has flair but their performance too” Rock N Load Magazine.
Preacher Stone are a turbo-charged, high-octane, 200 proof, rock-n-roll band out of North Carolina USA. The band’s guitar-driven songs about the common man and the swagger of their live performances have earned them a legion of faithful fans known as “the congregation”. Their song “Not Today” was featured on two seasons of the hit Fox TV series Sons of Anarchy. The band has toured the United States, Europe, and Scandinavia and shared the stage with acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Deep Purple.
Fred finishes by promising, “We can’t bloody wait to hit the road, calling at some of our favourite venues with these boys. If you like your Southern Rock hard and rocking this tour is quite simply not to be missed!”