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Old 97's visit Leno, set tour

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 – The Old 97's will appear on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" tonight in support of their new CD, "The Grand Theatre Volume One." The band also announced tour dates starting in December and continuing into March.

The new record was produced by Salim Nourallah (the band's previous release, "Blame It On Gravity") and engineered by Jim Vollentine (Spoon).

Tour dates are:
Thursday Dec. 2 Oxford, MS The Lyric
Friday Dec. 3 Little Rock, AR Revolution Music Room
Saturday Dec. 4 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Sunday Dec. 5 Charleston, WV Mountain Stage
Tuesday Dec. 7 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
Wednesday Dec. 8-9 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Friday Dec. 10 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Saturday Dec. 11 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of Living Arts
Friday Dec. 31 Dallas, TX House of Blues
Wednesday Jan. 19 San Diego, CA Belly Up
Thursday Jan. 20 Santa Ana, CA Galaxy Theater
Friday Jan. 21 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box at the Fonda
Saturday Jan. 22 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Monday Jan. 24 Seattle, WA Shoxbox
Tuesday Jan. 25 Portland, OR Wonder
Thursday Jan. 27 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Friday Jan. 28 Lawrence, KS Bottleneck
Thursday Feb. 17 Fayetteville, AR George's Majestic Lounge
Friday Feb. 18 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
Sunday Feb. 20 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Tuesday Feb. 22 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
Wednesday Feb. 23 Newport, KY Southgate House
Thursday Feb. 24 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Friday Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA The Buckhead Theatre
Saturday Feb. 26 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
Sunday Feb. 27 Jacksonville, FL Free Bird Live
Tuesday March 1 Orlando, FL The Plaza Theatre
Wednesday March 2 Tampa, FL Skipper's Smokehouse
Thursday March 3 Tallahassee, FL The Moon
Saturday March 5 Houston, TX House of Blues

Additional dates to be announced

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