London-based rock outfit the Boxer Rebellion will launch its U.K. tour with a performance at London's Regent Street Apple Store on March 9. The show is free for fans and competition winners who enter via the band's official Web site. The set will be recorded and made available to purchase as a download from iTunes.
U.K. dates continue until March 27 and will be followed by a run of European dates from April 2 to May 4. All dates, excluding the U.S., are booked by Mainstage Artists and promoted by several different companies in the U.K. and Europe. The unsigned band is also scheduled to support U.K. rock act Razorlight on its respective French shows in Nantes and Lille, March 4 and 5.
Headline shows are planned for New York and Los Angeles in April, booked by High Road Touring and promoted by Goldenvoice.
On Jan. 31, the Boxer Rebellion hit No. 82 on the Billboard 200 with "Union," released exclusively through iTunes. The band's single "Evacuate" was also handpicked by iTunes to be a free single of the week mid-January.
While a full physical release of the album is yet to be confirmed, manager Sumit Bothra tells Billboard.biz a limited edition CD of "Union" will be available to buy exclusively at the coming gigs.