Alt-country pioneers the Old 97's continue to treat fans to the rollicking live shows that earned them their salt back in the mid-'90s. Featuring frontman Rhett Miller's electric vocals and a boot-stomping rhythm section, the band's performances are never short on energy, creating the perfect atmosphere for barn-burners like "Time Bomb" and "Doreen." Hot on the heels of their 2013 collaboration with country legend Waylon Jennings, the band hits the road for a 2014 tour that's sure to satisfy rock and country fans alike.
Formed in Dallas in 1993, the Old 97's existed as a popular local bar band before their 1994 debut album Hitchhike to Rhome brought them on a national tour. Their 1995 follow-up LP Wreck Your Life attracted the eye of label execs at Elektra, who signed them for 1997's Too Far to Care. Hailed as pioneers of the burgeoning alt-country scene, the band continued to record and tour, making their first appearance on the Billboard 200 in 2001 with Satellite Rides. Since then, the band's reputation has grown with each successive album, gaining an additional boost from their boisterous live shows. Back on the road in 2014, the band will treat fans to marathon sets that include cuts from their acclaimed 2013 collaboration with country giant Waylon Jennings.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"As always, one of the best live bands in the U.S. The best kept secret around."
"The group of four performed with high energy for an hour and 45 minutes, straight, no breaks. Great performance. If you don't know about the Old 97's, you are missing a great band."
"Unbelievably wonderful! Don't go unless you plan to dance and sweat. Old 97s put on the most reliably kick ass rock show around and have been doing so for years."