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Old 97's start touring tonight, offer EP

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 – Old 97's kick off a summer tour tonight in Seattle, going into early August. The band, which is putting the finishing touches on a brand new studio album due out this fall on New West Records, will be hitting many major cities including Los Angeles for Hootenanny, New York at the South Street Seaport and Chicago.

While on the road, Old 97's will be selling, "Mimeograph," a newly recorded, four song EP that includes covers of Rocks Off (The Rolling Stones), For The Girl (The Fratellis), Driver 8 (REM) and Five Years (David Bowie.). This special release, only available to purchase physically at the show or through the bands website, will also be available digitally beginning July 6.

As a thank you to fans, Old 97's are offering three live songs free for download, from their shows last December in Dallas, to anyone that visits their website www.old97s.com to become a fan of the band on Facebook.

Tour dates are:
June 30 Wed Seattle, WA The Showbox
July 1 Thu Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
July 3 Sat Silverado, CA Oak Canyon Ranch
July 4 Sun New York, NY South Street Seaport
July 10 Sat Dallas, TX Fair Park
July 15 Thu Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
July 16 Fri Chicago, IL Navy Pier
July 17 Sat Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
July 18 Sun Milvale, PA Mr. Small's Theater
July 20 Tue Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
July 21 Wed Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub
July 22 Thu Des Moines, IA Simon Estes Amphitheater
July 23 Fri Fargo, ND The Venue
July 24 Sat Omaha, NE Maha Music Festival @ Lewis and Clark Landing
July 26 Mon Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
July 28 Wed Columbia, MO The Blue
July 29 Thu Kansas City, MO Crossroads
July 30 Fri George's Majestic Fayetteville, AR
July 31 Sat Bossier City, LA Harras's Horseshoe Casino $
Aug. 5 Thu San Francisco, CA Justin Herman Plaza

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