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ZOX is a band from Providence, Rhode Island that is self-described as "violin-laced Reggae rock." The band consists of four members: namesake John Zox (drums), Eli Miller (guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (violin, vocals), and Dan Edinberg (bass, vocals).

Two founding members of ZOX met while students at Brown University, soon after rapidly growing their fanbase through traditional grassroots methods and energetic live shows. Their debut  album, Take Me Home, was released in 2003, launching the band on a 300-show-a-year tour schedule, split between the U.S. and Europe. They have opened for or toured with    bands       such as The Black Eyed Peas, O.A.R., Rusted Root, Common, Ok Go, The Roots, Everclear, Dispatch, Live, Guster, Good Charlotte, Gogol Bordello, Streetlight Manifesto, Phantom          Planet, Flogging Molly, The Sugar Hill Gang, Medeski Martin & Wood, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Matisyahu, Hawthorne Heights, The Living End, Mike Doughty, DeVotchKa, Petey    Pablo, T-Pain, Hot Hot Heat, Jack's Mannequin, Bedouin Soundclash, Rustic Overtones, The Starting Line, Further Seems Forever, Gaslight Anthem, Badfish, Goldfinger, and Lupe Fiasco,  among others. The band toured through 2008, and as of August of that year, sold over 50,00                                                                                                                                                   albums.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

In 2005, ZOX released a second album titled The Wait, which was listed on the Billboard Magazine Internet Album Charts in 7th position between The Black Eyed Peas and    Coldplay.       The Wait, in addition to selling 2,700 albums nationwide in its debut week, was also the top selling album in Rhode Island. The single "Can't Look Down" received a  good deal of public         attention: it was featured on the 2006 Bionicle Free the Band website, along with songs from the Undertones, Damone, Over It, and others; it also appeared on MTV'sThe Real World: Key   West, "Road Rules", and in the ski film Snow Gods. "The Wait" charted at No. 38 on CMJ charts with 153 Stations adding the disc (Spring 2008)                                                                   .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

In 2006, Zox were featured at the South by Southwest festival in Austin. The band signed with SideOneDummy Records (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly) in    2006, and CAA Booking (AC/DC, John Mayer, etc.) and ZOX re-released The Wait with their new label on June 6 in Canada and the United States. During the summer of 2006, Zox          toured on the Warped Tour and with Rusted Root, followed by an extensive European tour, which included playing at the Reading and Leeds Festivals. Other festivals performed at include     Germany's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals, Italy's Rock the Week, NovaRock Austria, and Switzerland's Greenfiel                                                                                                 Festival.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Zox's third album, Line in the Sand was released in January 2008, receiving favorable reviews from many underground rating sites. The single "Goodnight" continues to receive national radio  play. "Line in the Sand" was produced by John Goodmanson, whose credits include Death Cab for Cutie, Sleater Kinney, Blood Brothers and Harvey                                                             Danger.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

On August 13, 2011, Zox headlined a 10-year reunion concert at Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel in their hometown of Providence, Rhode Island                                                                             

Above information borrowed with due respect from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZOX#Full-length_albums

DATE VENUE MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
October 9, 2004 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox            
October 15, 2004 Providence College, Alumni Hall Zox Quintus          
November 27, 2004 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox            
March 24, 2005 RI College, Student Union Ballroom Zox            
April 22, 2005 Providence College, Alumni Hall Zox            
September 17, 2005 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox            
December 7, 2005 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox            
October 10, 2006 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Flogging Molly Zox   YES      
November 15, 2007 Decibel Club, Providence Zox            
December 31, 2007 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Mighty Mighty Bosstones Zox          
March 8, 2008 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox Matt White          
May 23, 2009 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox Rustic Overtones          
October 9, 2010 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox            
August 13, 2011 Lupo's at the Strand, Providence Zox            

 

 

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