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Performing Arts Series

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters

The Boxmasters make a triumphant return to Pollak Theatre, bringing their latest album, “Love & Hate In Desperate Places,” and their electrifying North American tour to the stage. With J.D. Andrew and Bud Thornton leading the charge, the album introduces Kirk McKim and Raymond Hardy to the lineup, adding new dimensions to their sound. Kirk, a seasoned guitarist, and Raymond, a powerhouse on bass, bring fresh energy to the band’s recordings.

The tour, titled the “2024 Love & Hate Tour,” launches in Tomball, Texas, at The Main Street Crossing before weaving through the Midwest, Canada, and back to the East Coast and California. Featuring stops at iconic venues like Knuckleheads in Kansas City and City Wineries across the nation, the tour promises a mix of familiar favorites and exciting new venues.

The Boxmasters, formed in 2007, draw inspiration from the rock and roll of the 1960s, with nods to bands like the Beatles, Byrds, and Beach Boys. Their diverse catalogue reflects influences ranging from The Mothers of Invention to Kris Kristofferson. Based at Peppertree Hill Studios, J.D. & Bud continue to create music that resonates, collaborating with artists like Ian Hunter and Gov’t Mule.

With a dedicated fanbase spanning the globe, The Boxmasters have earned acclaim both as headliners and as openers for acts like ZZ Top and Steve Miller. From “Knuckleheads” in Kansas City to “The Troubadour” in Los Angeles, their live performances captivate audiences, making each show an unforgettable experience.