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Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Promise Ring returns!

Reuniting The Band
By Julie Stoller



Famous for their confessional style of songwriting and signature pop sound, The Promise Ring would called it quits In 2002. To The Promise Ring's credit; four albums, which allowed them to amass underground fans from coast to coast. Today, the band has reunited with the help of Dangerbird Records CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Castelaz - their manager from the late ‘90s. The result is a new tour, which arrives here in Boston to play the Paradise Rock Club tonight, and a release of rarities on the Dangerbird label.

“I managed The Promise Ring in the late ‘90s and early 2000’s, and they broke up on the eve of Dangerbird becoming a record label,” says Castelaz on the Dangerbird website. “I never dreamed that the band would be an artist on my own label, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that they are now. It’s great to have them on the label they helped inspire.”

LINEUP - The resurrected band features what is being called their “classic lineup” of lead singer/guitarist Davey von Bohlen, drummer Dan Didier, guitarist Jason Gnewikow and bassist Scott Schoenbeck. They’re in the midst of a limited tour in the Midwest and on both coasts, giving fans a rare opportunity to see this influential band for the first time in over ten years.

BACKSTORY - The Promise Ring began as the side project of von Bohlen, guitarist/vocalist for Cap’n Jazz. They recorded three full-length albums and a handful of EPs for Jade Tree [], including the highly acclaimed and more pop-oriented ‘Very Emergency.’ They then signed with ANTI- Records for what would be their final release, ‘Wood/Water.’ Upon their split, they moved on to solo projects, such as von Bohlen and Didier’s band Maritime, and Schoenbeck as bassist for Dashboard Confessional.

Remaining Dates - Summer 2012

7/21 – Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
8/10 – Portland, OR, Crystal Ballroom
8/11 – Los Angeles, CA, Avalon
8/12 – Pomona, CA, The Glass House
9/1 – Seattle, WA, Bumbershoot Festival
9/1 – San Francisco, CA, The Fillmore
9/14 – Chicago, IL, Humboldt Park, Riot Fest


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