Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Scott Holiday, the talented guitarist for the rock band Rival Sons, at Warner Bros in London. I was thrilled to have this opportunity, and although I was a little nervous, Scott was super nice and made me feel at ease. In this interview, we discussed some fan-submitted questions and got an exclusive look into the band’s future plans. Hope you enjoy my Interview with Scott Holiday, please give me your feedback below.
Music Videos and the Inspiration Behind the Title
We started by talking about the band’s music videos and the inspiration behind their title.
Touring and Songwriting
We then moved on to discuss some of the band’s best experiences while touring. Scott reply was not what you would expect.
When it comes to songwriting, Scott explained how he and Jay work together.
Song Titles and Comparisons to the Rolling Stones
We also asked Scott where the band’s song titles come from, and he explained that they often come from the lyrics or the overall concept of the song. He also talked about the band’s influences, and how they have been compared to legendary rock bands like Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. While he acknowledged the honor of being compared to such iconic groups, he also emphasized that Rival Sons has its own unique sound and identity.
Future Plans and Collaborations
Finally, we asked Scott about the band’s future plans and if there were any plans for collaborations. He revealed that they were now concentrating on the bands two new albums.
In addition to our own questions, we also asked Scott some fan-submitted questions. Alan McLaren wanted to know if Scott liked switching out his guitars like Rick Neilson from Cheap Trick.
Mark McGrath asked if there were any plans for a live concert Blu-Ray release.
Alan McLaren’s second question was if Scott and Dave would ever trade instruments, with Scott playing bass and Dave playing guitar, just to see what it would be like.
The 2x GRAMMY® Award-nominated band, known for their electrifying, well-honed live shows, will be kicking off their tour in Camden, London at the Roundhouse on Friday 13th October, just across the road from where they played their first ever European show, 12 years ago. The tour then runs through the UK, including a date at the infamous Barrowlands in Glasgow, before continuing with multiple dates in France, Germany, Poland, and Scandinavia.
2023 U.S. TOUR DATES:
3/20 – 3/28: Supporting Greta Van Fleet
5/11 – 6/18: “The DARKFIGHTER Tour” with The Black Angels, The Record Company, & Starcrawler On Select Dates
May 11 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom*#
May 12 – Little Rock, AR – The Hall*#
May 13 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s*#
May 16 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal*#
May 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle*#
May 18 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works*#
May 20 – Daytona Beach, FL @ Welcome To Rockville (Festival)
May 21 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater*#
May 23 – Richmond, VA – The National*#
May 24 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa*#
May 26 – Morgantown, WV – Ruby Amphitheater*
May 27 – Columbus, OH – Sonic Temple (Festival)
May 28 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom*
May 30 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore*#
May 31 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium*#
June 1 – New York, NY – Palladium Times Square
June 3 – Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall*#
June 4 – Albany, NY – Empire Live*#
June 6 – London, ON – London Music Hall*#
June 8 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore^#
June 9 – Chicago, IL – Radius^#
June 10 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore^#
June 12 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave^#
June 13 – Cedar Rapids, IA – Club 5^#
June 14 – St. Louis, MO – Pageant^#
June 16 – Omaha, NE – The Admiral^#
June 17 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater^#
June 18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre^#
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