One final note: there are some great acts opening announced for the 97’s on the upcoming leg of their Drag It Up tour. The October 8, 9, 22, 23, and 24 shows will feature Sarah Lee and Johnny, while the October 11th through 19th shows will feature steel guitar whiz Jon Rauhouse, who played steel on the 97’s Too Far To Care. If you’re lucky, perhaps Jon will join the guys onstage for a number or two. The lovely Grey DeLisle (a.k.a., the better half of Murry Hammond) will also be joining the bill on October 14, 15, and 16. Finally, October 26, 27 (venue TBA), 28, and 29 shows will showcase Chomsky, who followed the Old 97’s with their own national TV debut on The Late Late Show just last month.