London-based indie-rock quartet The Boxer Rebellion's forthcoming album, Promises, is now available to stream in its entirety exclusively on the iTunes Store ( The album stream begins now and will remain available until release day on May 14. The new album, produced in conjunction with notable producer Billy Bush, is the uplifting and cinematic follow-up to the band's critically-acclaimed The Cold Still. Fans who pre-order Promises will instantly receive a download of the album's first single, "Diamonds," a song The Boxer Rebellion will perform live on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Friday, June 14.
In addition to the release of the new album, the Promises North American tour will see the band's immense live show re-worked from the ground-up, starting in Montreal on May 21 and hitting numerous cities for the first time ever, including Edmonton, Calgary, and Pittsburgh. The band will also play Neptune, Seattle (6/2); Fillmore, San Francisco (6/5); Avalon, Los Angeles (6/7); Metro, Chicago (6/15); and Webster Hall, NYC (6/20). A complete list of tour dates is below. The Boxer Rebellion has also announced its largest UK headline show to date, a performance at the legendary venue The Forum on October 11. Tickets for the upcoming tour are now on sale.

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 *
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

* = Fossil Collective supporting

*Tickets are available now via the band's Web site ( and are on general sale to the public.

*Free six-song download also available at for a
limited time only.


Bob Zerull
Managing Editor/Contributor for Zoiks! Online
Owner of ZPNetwork - A Podcasting Network
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