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Old 97’s releasing 2 LPs & touring, Rhett playing too (tonight)

Old 97s

Old 97s will both double AND triple-up on fans with their alt-country stylings in the coming months. First comes a pair of Old 97’s LPs entitled The Grand Theatre Vol One and Vol Two. The first, Vol 1 (doy), will hit store shelves on 10/12 with the second volume impacting in 2011. Produced by Salim Nourallah (who worked Blame It On Gravity) and engineered by Jim Vollentine (Spoon), The Grand Theatre collection spans over two dozen songs across the pair of LPs.

Then in early December, Old 97s will hit the road for a string of dates that will include three NYC shows: Dec 8th and 9th at Bowery Ballroom and Dec 10th at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for all three shows (12/8, 12/9, and 12/10) are currently on AmEx presale, and open up to the general public Friday (8/27) at noon.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for your Old 97s fix TONIGHT (8/26), you can catch frontman Rhett Miller at City Winery with Zee Avi. Tickets are still available.

The Grand Theatre Volume One tracklisting, some live video including the new song “Every Night is Friday Night (Without You)”, and all tour dates are below…

Old 97’s – Live at Navy Pier’s Beer Garden in Chicago, July 16, 2010

Old 97’s – Won’t Be Home – Des Moines, Iowa – July 22, 2010

Old 97’s – She Loves the Sunset – Des Moines, Iowa – July 22, 2010

Old 97’s – Every Night is Friday Night Without You (New) – Des Moines, Iowa – July 22, 2010

Old 97s – The Grand Theatre Volume One Track Listing:
1. The Grand Theatre
2. Every Night Is Friday Night (Without You)
3. The Magician
4. You Were Born To Be In A Battle
5. The Dance Class
6. Let The Whiskey Take The Reins
7. Champaign, Illinois
8. A State Of Texas
9. You Smoke Too Much
10. Love Is What You Are
11. Please Hold On While The Train Is Moving
12. The Beauty Marks

Oct 12 Borders In Store – Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX
Oct 13 Waterloo Records In Store Austin, TX
Oct 14 Cactus Records In Store Houston, TX
Oct 14 The Continental Club Houston, TX
Dec 2 The Lyric Oxford, MS
Dec 3 Revolution Music Room Little Rock, AR
Dec 4 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN
Dec 7 Recher Theatre Towson, MD
Dec 8 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Dec 9 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
Dec 10 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
Dec 11 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA

Aug 26 City Winery New York, NY
Sep 9 Sellersville Theater 1894 Sellersville, PA
Oct 8 Outpost in the Burbs Montclair, NJ
Oct 9 Museum at Bethel Woods Liberty, NY

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