Old 97's visit Late Night
Friday, February 17, 2017
– Old 97's will play "Late Night with Seth Myers" on Monday, just days before the release of their new disc and the start of a new tour.
Old 97's will play their single "Good With God" on Late Night, featuring additional vocals from Nashville's Nikki Lane. The band has also made a music video for the track featuring Fred Armisen ("Portlandia," "Late Night With Seth Meyers") and Jenna Fischer ("The Office"), to be released soon.
The band's 11th studio album, "Graveyard Whistling," is out Feb. 24 on ATO. On vinyl, Graveyard Whistling will be released with four different cover color options - red, blue, green and silver - with four matching vinyl colors in translucent red, translucent blue, translucent green and clear.
Tour dates are:
Feb. 25 - Ponte Verde, FL - Ponte Verde Concert Hall
Feb. 26 - March 2 - Outlaw Country Cruise
March 2 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
March 3 - Tallahassee, FL - Fifth and Thomas
March 4 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West
March 18 - Greeley, CO - Moxi Theater
March 19 - Billings, MT - Pub Station
March 20 - Missoula, MT - Top Hat Lounge
March 21 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
March 22 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
March 23 - Eugene, OR - Wow Hall
March 24 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
March 25 - San Luis Obispo, CA - The Fremont Theater
March 27 - Reno, NV - Cargo Concert Hall
March 29 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Saint Rocke
March 30 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre
March 31 - Solana Beach, CA - Belly Up Tavern
April 1 - Big Bear Lake, CA - The Cave Big Bear
April 2 - Las Vegas, CA - Vinyl
April 4 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Museum Club
April 5 - Scottsdale, AZ - Livewire
April 6 - Santa Fe, NM - Santa Fe Brewing Co.
April 7 - Lubbock, TX - The Blue Light
April 8 - Dallas, TX - Old 97's County Fair
April 21 - Lindale,TX - Love and War in Texas
April 22 - Driftwood, TX - Old Settler's Festival
May 1 - Northampton, MA - Iron Horse Music Hall
May 2 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
May 3 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Wonder Bar
May 4-5 - Cambridge, MA - Sinclair
May 6 - New York, NY- Irving Plaza
May 7 - York, PA - Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center
May 8 - Buffalo, NY - Tralf Music Hall
May 9 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls Theater
May 10 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 11 - Newport, KY - Southgate House Revival Sanctuary
May 12 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall
May 13 - Springfield, IL - Boondocks
May 14 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall
May 16 - St Louis, MO - Delmar Hall
May 17 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
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