The Dallas quartet formerly known as Mouth of the South has changed names. The band, now known as Rival Choir, has released their first offering, a hardcore-tinged banger called “Aftermath.” (Think Norma Jean meets The Ongoing Concept.) In the wake of the release, the band also announced a new tour with Oh, Sleeper, scheduled for early February (dates below). The tour will serve as their album release tour, with their debut full-length, I Believe, Help My Unbelief, scheduled for Feb. 5, 2016.

On Oct. 26, the band formerly known as Mouth of the South announced the name changed, posting this to their website:

“After almost 9 years of being a band and going through countless member and style changes we decided that our next step as a collective would be to rebrand ourselves entirely, which will include changing our name to Rival Choir. With our newest direction as a band both musical and missional we feel like the name fully encompasses who we are and what we are going for. We thank you for your support throughout the years and we are excited to see where this next chapter will take us.”

Tour Dates

  • Feb 6 – St. Louis, MO
  • Feb 8  – Nashville, TN
  • Feb 10 – Greensboro, NC
  • Feb 11 – Lynchburg, VA
  • Feb 12 – Trenton, NJ
  • Feb 13 – Allentown, PA
  • Feb 14 – Buffalo, NY
  • Feb 15 – Erie, PA
  • Feb 17 – Columbus, OH
  • Feb 18 – Indianapolis, IN
  • Feb 19 – Berwyn, IL
  • Feb 20 – Omaha, NE
  • Feb 21 – Lawrence, KS
  • Feb 22 – Springfield, MO



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