photo: Rhett Miller at BV-SXSW 2014 (more by Tim Griffin)
Rhett Miller

Old 97's frontman Rhett Miller is releasing a new solo album called The Traveler on May 12 via ATO. For the recording, he was backed by Black Prairie (aka most of The Decemberists except Colin Meloy), and the record also features guitar work from R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. You can get a taste from the folk-rockin' single "Most In The Summertime," below.

Rhett's also got a tour coming up that runs from late April though late June. That tour has him in NYC on June 24 at City Winery. Tickets for that show are on presale to VinoFile members now. General on-sale starts soon.

All dates are listed, with the new song, below...

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Rhett Miller -- 2015 Tour Dates
4/23 - Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theater#
4/24 - Bloomington, IN - Castle Theater#
4/25 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music#
4/26 - Chicago, IL - Old Town School of Folk Music#
5/13 - Somerville, MA - Johnny D's
5/14 - Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
5/15 - Hudson, NY - Club Helsinki
5/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Club Café
5/18 - Annapolis, MD - Ram's Head Tavern
5/21 - Wilmington, DE - World Café Live
6/11 - Fort Worth, TX - Shipping and Receiving Bar
6/12 - Austin, TX - Strange Brew
6/13 - Houston, TX - Mucky Duck
6/15 - Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
6/16 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
6/18 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
6/19 - Los Angeles, CA - Hotel Café
6/20 - San Diego, CA - The Casbah
6/21 - Hermosa Beach, CA - Sainte Rock
6/24 - New York, NY - City Winery

# = with Jay Farrar