Old 97's Kick Off Headline Tour Supporting New Album

May 28, 2008

Blame It On Gravity, which received 3 ½ stars in ROLLING STONE, finds the band turning up the amps and returning to the satisfying crunch of its early records.

The New York Daily News says "Blame It on Gravity continues the tradition of quality” while THE NEW YORKER explains “Blame It On Gravity represents a full re-supply of its most attractive quality - its energy.”

Blame It On Gravity superbly combines the various elements of rock, punk, classic country and pop displayed on previous releases and the collection is easily the band’s most well-rounded stack of songs recorded for a single offering to date.   The album represents the quality of song-craft fans have come to expect from the 97’s past releases and is also reminiscent of the intensity, drive and bona fide joy found on cult favorite and major label debut Too Far To Care

Since the 97’s last studio release, 2004’s Drag It Up, the band has released a double live album, Alive and Wired, a live DVD, and appeared prominently in the romantic comedy The Breakup after being written into the script by longtime fan and supporter Vince Vaughn. 

Old 97’s Tour Dates:
5/30 Houston, TX Meridian
5/31 Dallas, TX House of Blues
6/1 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
6/3 Omaha, NE Slowdown
6/4 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
6/5 Chicago, IL Metro
6/6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
6/7 Lawrence, KS Wakarusa Festival
6/10 Englewood Gothic Theatre
6/11 Salt Lake City, UT The Palladium
6/13 Vancouver, BC Richards on Richards
6/14 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
6/15 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
6/17 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
6/19 Los Angeles, CA Crash Mansion
6/20 San Diego, CA House of Blues
6/26 Oshkosh, WI Waterfest Concert Series
6/27 Pittsburgh, PA Schenley Plaza
6/28 Milwaukee, WI Summerfest
7/18 Helotes, TX Floore’s Country Store (Indoors)
7/19 New Orleans, LA House of Blues New Orleans
7/21 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
7/22 Atlanta, GA Variety Playhouse
7/23 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
7/24 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
7/25 Charlotte, NC Visulite Theatre
7/26 Raleigh, NC Moore Square Park
7/27 Richmond, VA Toad’s Place - Richmond
7/29 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
7/30 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
7/31 Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork
8/1 New York, NY Webster Hall
8/2 Wellfleet, MA Wellfleet Beachcomber 

* additional dates to be added *

For up to date tour information and more visit: www.old97s.com.

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