The Glorious Sons returning home to Kingston

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Kingston’s The Glorious Sons are coming home to play this fall.

The Juno award-winning rockers will play Sept. 21 at Richardson Stadium, located on the west campus of Queen’s University and home field of its Golden Gaels football team.

Tickets for what’s billed as “Our Little Piece of Work” go on sale to the general public next Monday at 10 a.m., with a presale starting this Wednesday afternoon for fan club members.

Theticket site suggests field level will be general admission, while assigned seating will be sold for the bleachers. Ticket prices were not disclosed.

Richardson Stadium, which underwent a $20.1 million renovation in 2015-16, can hold up to 16,000 people (8,000 on the field, 8,000 in the bleachers). The ticket website said the “net capacity” for the show is 14,000.

Kingston city council passed a noise bylaw exemption for the Sept. 21 concert at its Tuesday night meeting.

The Glorious Sons — Brett and Jay Emmons, Chris Huot, Chris Koster and Adam Paquette — open again for the Rolling Stones, the first time was last June in France, on June 29 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, near Barrie.

The quintet, which won the 2018 Juno award for rock album of the year for Young Beauties and Fools, also played Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Nov. 22.

The Glorious Sons, who released new single “Panic Attack” earlier this month, last played in Kingston in February 2018, 10 years almost to the day that The Tragically Hip opened the former K-Rock Centre. The quintet produced a live album of that show titled Little Prison City.

The Glorious Sons’ Kingston stadium show is to take place a week after the sold-out “Rockin’ the Big House” concert, which will take place just down Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard at Kingston Penitentiary. The fundraiser for the United Way will feature the Headstones, Trews, Pursuit of Happiness, Kasador, and members of The Tragically Hip.

The Sept. 21 concert will be the first time a Kingston band has played Richardson Stadium since The Tragically Hip played a charity concert there in September 2003.


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