Nearly a year after Kiefer Sutherland pulled the ol’ “longtime actor moonlights as rock star” move at Milwaukee’s Shank Hall (let’s just try to move past Johnny Depp’s Hollywood Vampires show at Summerfest, okay?), another celebrated thespian is getting in on the action. Today, Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters—a rockabilly band that includes actor Billy Bob Thornton and the non-actor Boxmasters—announced they will play Shank Hall on Monday, April 24. Thornton, who has noted he was a musician before he was an actor, sings and drums with the group, which has been active since 2007.

Tickets for the 8 p.m. show are $35, or $60 for early VIP meet-and-greet packages. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 2 at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at the Shank Hall box office, by calling 866-468-3401, or by visiting

And remember: If you pony up for the VIP tickets, don’t ask Thornton anything you wouldn’t ask Tom Petty.

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