Hailed as a Brit band, The Boxer Rebellion, named after a turn of the 20th century uprising in China, isn’t totally made up of folks from England. Nathan Nicholson, who handles vocals, keyboards and guitar, is from Maryville, Tenn., while lead guitarist Todd Howe hails from Australia. However, bassist Adam Harrison and drummer Piers Hewitt are from Jolly Ol’ England, thus giving the band its U.K. cred.

Lately, the band has been getting noticed in all the right places, including members playing themselves in the Drew Barrymore / Justin Long flick “Going The Distance,” which also resulted in the band recording “If You Run” for the film’s soundtrack.

Also contributing to the rise of TBR was the self-release of its second album – Union – which was released via iTunes last year. A track from the album – “Evacuate” – was featured as the first global iTunes “Single Of The Week,” resulting in more than 560,000 free downloads.

So the world is catching up with The Boxer Rebellion, and now you can see them headline their own tour beginning Sept. 21 in Philadelphia at Johnny Brenda’s.

Other stops include a couple of New York shows as the band plays the Bowery Ballroom Sept. 23 and Brooklyn’s Bell House Sept. 25. In between the two NYC stops is a gig in Washington at the Black Cat Sept. 24.

Other towns on the club tour include Chicago, Pontiac, Seattle, Portland, Chicago and San Francisco with Amusement Parks On Fire opening on several dates. For more information, click here for The Boxer Rebellion’s website.