Old 97s – 2014 Concert Schedule
The Dallas-based alternative country band Old 97s have become one of the
best bands in their genre. With a career that started in the early 90s, Old 97s have released a number of successful albums,
and they are considered to be one of the most important artists to help define the alternative country music movement that
started during the beginnings of their career. This exciting band is now embarking on another concert tour, allowing fans
to see them show off their talents on stage. Old 97s are currently slated to perform at venues and events like Sellersville
Theater, New York's Lincoln Center, Dia De Los Toadies, San Antonio's Sunken Gardens Theater, Pensacola's Vinyl Music Hall,
The Social in Orlando, Athens' 40 Watt Club, Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville, Charleston's
Blackbaud Stadium, and many more. Whether you've been a fan of Old 97s since the beginning, or you just recently discovered
their music, their concerts are an absolute thrill for fans of any generation. To get in on all of the fun of an Old 97s concert,
be sure to head over to StubHub for your tickets, and get ready to rock out and have a blast!
About Old 97s
97s initially got their start by playing in local bars in the Dallas area. However, by 1994 they had released their debut
album, "Hitchhike to Rhome," after which they embarked on a tour. The album contained popular tracks like "Mama Tried" and
"Wish the Worst." They eventually caught the attention of record executives and later scored a record deal. The album "Wreck
You Life" followed in 1995, which started to define their unique alt-country sound.
Old 97s continued to further hone
their talents, with "Too Far to Care" being their next album to be released. With songs like "Barrier Reef," "Broadway," and
"Niteclub," the album quickly became a fan favorite, and it still remains a popular choice among Old 97s' fans.
establishing themselves as one of the main driving forces behind the alt-country scene, Old 97s continued to release a number
of albums, including "Fight Songs," "Satellite Rides," "Drag It Up," Alive & Wired," "Blame It On Gravity," and more.
Their most recent album, "Most Messed Up," was released in 2014, and the band is currently underway on a tour to support the
new album. Fans will get a chance to hear new material from the album, in addition to all of their beloved hits from the previous
Old 97s' Breakthrough Album
After playing in local bars, Old 97s got their big break in 1994 when
they released their debut album, "Hitchhike to Rhome." The band continued to release a number of records and developed somewhat
of an underground cult following. Their loyal fans love the alt-country sound of their albums, which were known to include
a number of musical influences, like rockabilly, country, alternative rock, bluegrass, and honky-tonk. In fact, Old 97s are
considered to be one of the main bands to have brought this genre to the mainstream country scene. Although they have always
remained a bit under-the-radar, their music has still garnered critical acclaim, with the song "Murder (Or a Heart Attack),"
being called by Blender magazine as one of the top songs of all time. In recent years, their music has also been picked up
by many television shows and movies, including Ed, Scrubs, Veronica Mars, and video games like Rock Band.
Did you know that Old 97s' front man Rhett Miller also has a number of solo albums?
Old 97s, Rhett Miller released a solo album called "Mythologies" in 1989. Starting in 2002, he continued his solo work, and
future albums included "The Instigator," "The Believer" in 2006, "Rhett Miller" in 2009, "The Interpreter: Live at Largo"
in 2011, and "The Dreamer" in 2012.
One of the best parts of being an alternative country
music fan is the chance to see these incredible bands play live. One such band is Old 97s, who are considered to be one of
the pioneers of this unique genre. Since their debut in the 90s, the bad has continued to impress fans with their music that
combines an eclectic mix of influences, including country, bluegrass, alternative rock, honky-tonk, and sometimes even punk.
The band has achieved an iconic status within the alternative country scene, and for longtime fans, it's an absolute thrill
to see them perform live in concert. The Old 97s have been known to put on great shows, letting fans hear incredible tunes
like "Murder (Or A Heart Attack)." When Old 97s kick off their 2014 concert tour, you don't want to miss your chance to see
this treasured band perform. Be sure to check out their next show!