Californian rockers, Rival Sons were dressed to impress on Monday night when they took to the stage at Glasgow’s 02 Academy; all four members wore kilts.
The quartet took to the stage to a raucous reception, sound-tracked by “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly” theme, before ripping into, “Electric Man”, closely followed by “Good Luck” and “Secret”. The miserable weather outside did nothing to dampen spirits inside; each song was met with enthusiastic applause and cheers from fans. “Play The Fool”, “Manifest Destiny, Part 1” and “Torture” shaped the set.
Rival Sons slowed things down with a five-strong acoustic set mid-way through their performance, including, “Nava” and “Long As I Can See The Light”. Frontman, Jay Buchanan’s soft vocals lulled the audience into a wave of clapping along to tracks, “Burn Down Los Angeles”, “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and “White Noise”.
“Rich And The Poor” got proceedings back into the rock ‘n’ roll swing. Fans showed no sign of falling prey to the Monday Blues and joined Buchanan in full-voice on “Belle Starr” and “Where I’ve Been”, before, “Tell Me Something” saw the band bow out.
The stage didn’t stand empty for long before Buchanan asked fans, “How are you doing now, Glasgow?” Assured they were ready for more, Rival Sons kicked their encore off with, “Open My Eyes” followed by “Pressure And Time” before closing the night with, “Keep On Swinging”.