Old 97’s kick off their tour tonight at The Lyric in Oxford, MS. After two months of heavy rotation in our cars and at our cubicles, the songs from The Grand Theatre, Volume One are ready to be heard at a nightclub near you.

Will you be there? If you don’t have your hands full with your wife, other women, and whiskey, (or your husband, other men, and gin), grab your camera and share your best photos with the Old 97’s Flickr group. You’ll win the appreciation and envy of all of your fellow fans.

Once your hangover fades, head over to the forum and share highlights from the show. This could include having your drink infused with an airborne droplet of Rhett sweat, hearing that song you’ve been dying to hear live, or what the hell, maybe a Missed Connections-style plea to locate that looker in the front row who was not paying any attention to you. While that Missed Connection may be a Lost Opportunity, your music-related musings may catch the eye of a certain singer or guitar player who have been gracing fans with their presence on the forum. Between Rhett’s Tweets, Murry’s Facebook fun, and the band’s collaborative efforts to engage with their fans through this site, is there any doubt that we are the luckiest fans in rock and roll? Of course, the ultimate reward of 97’s fandom is the exhilaration of a live show and the guys are ready to deliver the goods.

Safe travels to Old 97’s, the crew, and to all of you road-tripping fans out there.


  1. I can’t wait to see you guys tomorrow night in Little Rock!

  2. Great show in Oxford tonight! Loved the new songs too.

  3. Well put, Stephanie! Day one is under their belts. Now it’s up to all of us to share the joy of Old 97’s live via photos and forum updates. Who knows. Miss Missed Connection might see herself in your photo and contact you after all. 😉

    Looking forward to hearing all the tales from the tour as I turn green with envy, sitting in my little frozen hovel daydreaming of the nights when I’ll get my hair blown back standing in front our favorite band.

  4. We can only hope that what happened in Towson STAYS in Towson.

  5. the townson show was a train wreck!!! Wow did they get a new guitar player. He wasn’t playing the same songs as the rest of the band. Brett sounded great though.

    • Who is Brett?

      • 12/09/2010
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      I was at the Towson show, too. There was a moment of confusion at the start of the second or third song, but they got it together and rocked the other 26 songs in the set. People are human, right? Like accidentally calling someone by the wrong name or whatever. 😉

        • 12/10/2010
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        Indeed..WHO is bret?? Ha
        Well.. EVER SO HAPPY to be seeing the Boys this Saturday, Dec. 11 @ the TLA (Theater of the Living Arts, South Street, PA) !! I’ll be the Grandma up front with the “PLEASE Sing YELLOW” sign! Ha.
        Hey…Not being too great @ pics would someone be so kind to e me a great shot. Love Murray AND that Rhett guy ..or is it Brett?
        Well…Mr. Miller for sure!!
        ….Peace Out, to all loyal fans!

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