Posted in music on August 8, 2014

"@rhettmiller that was great man!! Tks for taking it to the street @brooklynbowl - @DaltoA2

"Came to #bkbowl to check out Old 97s. But there was a power outage so now there's an impromptu sidewalk performance. It's perfect." - Jane

"@rhettmiller Thanks, dude. I knew a little electrical fire couldn't stop you. Rock on. #BrooklynBowl" - Lou Davanzo

Rhett Miller outside Brooklyn Bowl - 8/7/14 (via @paulsuwan)
Rhett Miller

Old 97's were to have wrapped up the 2-night Brooklyn Bowl run on their ongoing tour last night (8/7), but unfortunately the show was cancelled after an electrical issue in the venue. Luckily for those in attendance, frontman Rhett Miller still found a way to put on a show. Rhett went outside the venue and played an acoustic set on the street. That's a pic of him playing above, and you can check out a video below.

The Old 97's tour does hit NYC one more time, a free daytime show on Saturday (8/9) as part of Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Hopefully no electrical issues at this one.

Rhett will also be back in NYC when his solo tour hits City Winery on September 20 with Curtis McMurtry. Tickets for that show are still available.

Video below...




Comments (13)


Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 11:58 AM

exactly what Kings of Leon would have done

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 12:00 PM

And he is awesome solo acoustic, so this must've been great.

Posted by The Mighty KC | August 8, 2014 12:39 PM

rhett and the old 97s put so much effort into their live show, this is terrific

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 12:53 PM

I don't care for them perse but this is a standup dude!

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 12:55 PM

That is so awesome and inspiring!
What happened at the Bowl?

Posted by spikenyc | August 8, 2014 1:28 PM

the sound was shit outside, you couldnt hear anything but the sound of dildos fingering their iphones

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 1:29 PM

Alternate title: "Crowd of balding guys with beards gathers outside Brooklyn Bowl"

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 1:38 PM

Quick heads-up. If tomorrow's Lincoln Ctr. show is at the Rubenstein Atrium, it is neither outside nor unlimited seating. Learned the hard way at Tift Merritt last night.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 1:44 PM

tom ought to have beat his ass for creating a disturbance.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 2:29 PM


Posted by Anne | August 8, 2014 3:02 PM


Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 5:42 PM

Funniest part of the night was when he asked if anyone there was from Nebraska and a huge cheer followed...too funny Brooklyn yea.

Posted by Anonymous | August 8, 2014 6:58 PM

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