The Promise Ring's Spring Lineup: Tour, Album Release, Makeout Parties

The Promise Ring are gearing up to take the universe by surprise when they say hello to the nation on a 13-date club tour which kicks off on April 27 in Minneapolis. The gorgeous fourth album from the Milwaukee natives, Wood/Water, drops April 23 via ANTI-. The Promise Ring have always been falsely categorized as emo, but on this pleasurable and quite romantic release, the quartet have sliced all ties with the term, the sound, and the ìbop bop baddupî energy which they stormed on the scene with back in 1991. The romantically sedate album was produced by Stephen Street (The Smiths' Louder Than Bombs), and Mario Caldato Jr. (best known for his work with Beastie Boys). When their US tour wraps in Tempe on May 12, The Promise Ring will travel to the UK for a handful of opening gigs for their longtime buddies Jimmy Eat World. If you are a hardcore fan of the Ring, and cannot wait for the release, check their E-site with streaming audio of the entire album.

The Promise Ring Tour Dates:

04.27.02 ñ Minneapolis, MN (Quest)

04.28.02 ñ Lawrence, KS (The Bottleneck)

04.29.02 ñ Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)

05.02.02 ñ Bellingham, WA (Western Washington University)

05.03.02 ñ Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre)

05.04.02 ñ Seattle, WA (Crocodile CafÈ)

05.06.02 ñ San Francisco, CA (Slims)

05.07.02 ñ San Francisco, CA (Slims)

05.08.02 ñ Hollywood, CA (Knitting Factory)

05.09.02 ñ San Diego, CA (The Scene)

05.10.02 ñ Hollywood. CA (Knitting Factory)

05.11.02 ñ Pomona, CA (Glass House)

05.12.02 ñ Tempe, AZ (Nitas Hideaway)

05.14.02 -- Austin, TX (Emo's Alternative Lounging)

05.15.02 -- Dallas, TX (Tree's)

05.17.02 -- Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)

05.18.02 -- Detroit, MI (TBD)

05.19.02 -- Toronto, Canada (Opera House)

05.20.02 -- Boston, MA (Paradise)

05.21.02 -- Washington, DC (Black Cat)

05.22.02 -- New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)

05.23.02 -- Philadelphia, PA (TLA)

Source: Jason Anfinsen

The Promise Ring's Spring Lineup: Tour, Album Release, Makeout Parties