Despite having formed in 2006, it wasn’t until 2015 that, on the force of its well-received debut album Polyester Zeal
, Akron-based hard-rock/alt-rock outfit Red Sun Rising burst onto the mainstream hard-rock scene. Up to that point, the band had, with workmanlike dedication, toured its home town, then its home state, all the while building up a following online and in real life. Then came national tours and, finally, the band’s break – a deal with the Razor & Tie label.
The band comes to San Antonio this weekend in support of its sophomore release Thread
, which came out in March. The album’s first two singles, “The Otherside” and “Emotionless,” both managed to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart. Red Sun Rising, in other words, is showing no signs of slowing down or of falling into a slump after its initial success.
$15-$18, Sun May 27, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com.
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