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Billy Bob Thornton has a band, and they’re coming to Columbia

Hear the latest music from Billy Bob Thornton and The Boxmasters

Actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton, ex-husband of Angelina Jolie, makes his Macon musical debut with The Boxmasters at the Douglass Theatre on April 19, 2017.
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Actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton, ex-husband of Angelina Jolie, makes his Macon musical debut with The Boxmasters at the Douglass Theatre on April 19, 2017.

You can see Billy Bob Thornton perform in Columbia this summer, and not in a movie.

Thornton — the actor known for his roles in “Sling Blade,” “Bad Santa” and “Love Actually”will perform with his band the Boxmasters at The Senate on July 11.

Thornton’s been playing music almost as long as he’s been making movies. He released several albums of his own music in the 2000s in between making “Armageddon” and “Friday Night Lights” and being married to Angelina Jolie. Thornton has recorded and toured with the Boxmasters since 2007.

The band is currently touring in support of their ninth album, “Speck.”

Doors open for Billy Bob Thornton and the Boxmasters at 7 p.m. July 11 at The Senate, 1022 Senate St.

Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.
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