Old 97's extend tour
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Old 97's extend their tour in support of their new release "The Grand Theatre, Volume One. " The new dates continue through the spring and include stops in Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Washington and New York.
Old 97's were also selected to perform at the Sasquatch Festival this May.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 17 Thu Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge
Feb. 18 Fri St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Feb. 19 Sat Chicago, IL Vic Theatre
Feb. 20 Sun Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Feb. 22 Tue Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Feb. 23 Wed Newport, KY Southgate House
Feb. 24 Thu Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Feb. 25 Fri Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre
Feb. 26 Charleston, SC Music Farm
Feb. 27 Sun Jacksonville Beach, FL Free Bird Live
March 1 Tue Orlando, FL The Plaza Theatre
March 2 Wed Tampa, FL Skipper's Smokehouse
March 3 Thu Tallahassee, FL The Moon
March 4 Fri New Orleans, LA Tipitina's Uptown
March 5 Sat Houston, TX House of Blues
March 31 Thu Omaha, NE Slowdown
April 1 Fri Madison, WI Barrymore
April 2 Sat Bloomington, IL Castle Theatre
April 3 Sun Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
April 5 Tue Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
April 6 Wed Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
April 7 Thu Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
April 8 Fri Boston, MA Royale
April 9 Sat New York City, NY Webster Hall
April 10 Sun Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
April 12 Tue Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Theater
April 13 Wed Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
April 14 Thu Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
April 15 Fri Knoxville, TN Bijou Theatre
April 16 Sat Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
May 30 Mon George, WA Sasquatch Festival
Rhett Miller solo dates
May 3 San Diego, CA Anthology
May 4 Los Angeles, CA Gene Autry Museum
May 5 Santa Barbara, CA Club Soho
May 6 Big Sur, CA Henry Miller Library
May 7 San Francisco, CA Swedish American Hall
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