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Glorious Sons look back on a great run this year

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 The Glorious Sons have had a pretty great run since they were last in Lethbridge for Whoop Up Days last year.The Glorious Sons play the Enmax Centre next week. Photo by Rob Blackman
But it takes a toll on the personal lives of the Kingston based rock band band.

“ My girlfriend doesn’t want to be on the damned tour bus for three months,” said Glorious Sons frontman Brett Emmons, pulling into Victoria after a successful run of American club dates.
 The play the Enmax Centre with Beaches on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

“It’s like having two different lives — on the road with the band and at home. It’s like trying to grow two different worlds, you have to water them both,” he said, adding he has enjoyed the past three months on tour.

“I find when I get home, I go a little crazy, I don’t know what to do with myself,” he continued.
“ I’ve been trying to lead a cleaner lifestyle. So I’m proud of that and feeling good about it,“ he said.
They won a Juno Award for their most recent CD “ Beauties and Fools,” which spawned their most recent single “S.O.S.” and had a lot of success with the previous CD  “The Union,” which got them noticed.

“ It‘s been a really good year for us,” he said.
He noted the current Cross-Canadian tour will feature music from both.
“On the first tour we mostly played music from ‘ the Union,’ on the next one, it was mostly music from ‘Beauties and Fools.’ On this one we want to give you some from them both,” he said.

The band, also including his brother, guitarist Jay Emmons, guitarist Christ Koster, drummer Adam Paquette and bassist Chris Hout, were impressed with the American tour.
“It was great. We’ve worked really hard to get here. We’ve mostly been playing 200-300 seat clubs. Audiences have been great, so we’re happy to play for them, he said.
“On the Canadian tour, we‘re playing a lot bigger rooms, so I’m really excited to explore what that is all about,” he said.


“Last night (in Seattle) we played about 90 per cent of our whole catalogue. So that’s been exciting,” he said.

 adding they haven’t had time to work on new music.
“We’re constantly writing, but we haven’t had a chance to work on the songs as a band because the only chance you have to do that when you’re on tour as much as we are is during soundcheck. And at 4 in the afternoon, you’re just trying to get a ready for the show,” he said.

 Emmons said the pairing with Beaches is a great match.

“ They’re a great band. We‘re both loud rock and roll  bands,“ he said.

“ They’re a lot of fun. The crowd will like them,” he continued, adding the Glorious Sons will be headlining.

 They perform a laid back cover of Kanye West’s  “Runaway,” but they have no plans to play that at the show.
“ChrisKosteris a big Kanye fan. So one day we just started jamming on that song. It’s a cool song, but we’re not going to be playing it,” he continued.
 Tickets for  the concert are $46 and $56. The show begins at the Enmax Centre at 7 p.m.

— By Richard Amery, L.a. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:23 )  
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