While “full-blown hemorrhaged vocal cords” is not a particularly pleasant turn of phrase, it’s generated a good bit of buzz since Rhett used in it a tweet on April 11. Everyone from Rolling Stone to Billboard to the Huffington Post picked up the story, though the latter erroneously reported that some Old 97’s shows were canceled. As always, the best source of info is Rhett himself:




On a somewhat related note, there are some pithy Old 97’s tidbits in the latest rhettmiller.com email:

June 27th-29th is going to blow your mind. I apologize in advance for whatever mess results from the following news. The 97’s are doing a three night stand at the super-badass Brooklyn Bowl in, you guessed it, Brooklyn! A three night stand! And the plan is still forming, but it looks like we will do a different album from our oeuvre each night in its entirety along with a complementary set of other fan-favorites. This is what they call a not-to-be-missed opportunity.

It looks like there will be a couple of dates at the end of June and top of July that aren’t announced yet, so I won’t anger any promoters by jumping the gun on those, but hold tight. Hint: midwest & SoCal, 97’s!

Since I’m looking at my calendar, I’ll let y’all in on a little secret. On May 27th, the 97’s will be going into Salim Nourallah’s Pleasantry Lane Studio in Dallas to start work on our next studio album. Probably just pre-production, but work nonetheless. And you know me, I like to work!