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Published: 2012/06/26

Old 97’s Announce 15th Anniversary Tour

To celebrate the 15th anniversary of their major label debut record Too Far To Care, Dallas alternative band Old 97’s will launch a tour in which the band will play the popular album in its entirety along with an additional set of fan favorites. Released in 1997 via Elektra Records, Too Far To Care launched Old 97’s onto the national scene. They have since followed up this effort with seven additional studio albums, including The Grand Theatre Vol. 2, released in 2011.

Lead singer Rhett Miller stated, “Too Far To Care was a magical moment for the 97’s. Starry-eyed and flush with confidence thanks to our brand-new deal with Elektra, we felt no fear, just giddy excitement. An adventurous producer and a world champion A&R guy shepherded us through the recording process. And when it was all over, we had captured our little bit of lightning in a bottle. I love Too Far To Care and can’t wait to play it in its entirety across the USA.”

In addition to the tour that will feature appearances at Austin City Limits Festival, a two night stand at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and Webster Hall in New York, Rhett Miller will perform an additional solo set on each date, fresh off the heels of his fifth solo album, The Dreamer.

To commemorate the 15th anniversary, Omnivore Recordings will also release special 15th Anniversary Editions of Too Far To Care across various formats this fall.

Old 97’s Tour Dates

08/24 Dallas, TX—House Of Blues
08/25 San Antonio, TX—Sam’s Burger Joint
08/26 El Paso, TX—Tircky Falls
08/28 Phoenix, AZ—The Crescent Ballroom
08/29 Solana Beach, CA—Belly Up Tavern
08/30 Santa Ana, CA—The Observatory
08/31 Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
09/01 Los Angeles, CA—El Rey Theatre
09/02 San Francisco, CA—The Fillmore
09/04 Seattle, WA—The Showbox @ The Market
09/05 Vancouver, BC—Venue
09/06 Portland, OR—Roseland Theatre
09/07 Boise, ID—Knitting Factory
09/08 Salt Lake City, UT—Urban Lounge
09/10 Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater
09/11 Omaha, NE—The Slowdown
09/12 Columbia, MO—The Blue Note
10/12-14 Austin, TX—Austin City Limits Festival
10/16 St. Louis, MO—The Pageant
10/17 Madison, WI—Capitol Theater
10/18 Minneapolis, MN—First Avenue
10/19 Chicago, IL—Vic Theatre
10/20 Columbus, OH—Newport Music Hall
10/22 Boston, MA—Royale Night Club
10/23 New York, NY—Webster Hall
10/25 Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer
10/26 Washington, DC—9:30 Club
10/27 Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle
10/29 Nashville, TN—Cannery Ballroom

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