The Boxer Rebellion took to their London rehearsal space and transformed it into a recording studio where the songs for Promises would eventually come together over the last 18 months. Moving away from the more analog and darker soundscapes that enveloped the band's previous album, Promises is a significant step in a different direction for the London four-piece - a hi-fi, soaring piece of work that truly delivers on the band's epic, signature sound, and individual skill as musicians. From the retro-glossiness of the album's opener, "Diamonds," to the wall-of-sound that is "Fragile," to the towering beauty of "Low," "New York," and "Dream," Promises presents itself as an evolution in aesthetic - diverse in soundscapes but singular in grand ambition - for a band that continues to push and explore its creative ability with each new release.
The Boxer Rebellion will be making the following North American appearances throughout May and June. Tour dates below.
23 - Montreal, QC - Café Campus
24 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
28 - Edmonton, ON - Starlite Room
29 - Calgary AB - Republik
31 - Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
01 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
02 - Seattle, WA - Neptune
05 - San Francisco, CA - Fillmore
07 - Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
10 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
12 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
14 - St. Louis, MO - Old Rock House
15 - Chicago, IL - Metro
17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Smalls
18 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer (co-headline w/ Rogue Wave)
20 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
22 - Boston, MA - Sinclair
11 - London, England - The Forum
*Tickets are available now via the band's Web site (www.theboxerrebellion.com) and are on general sale to the public.
Free six-song download also available at theboxerrebellion.com for a
limited time only.