Friday, September 21, 2018

Arcade Fire and The Zombies thrill capacity crowd at the Greek Theatre

Arcade Fire singer-guitarist Win Butler reaching out during the
band's headlining performance at the Greek Theatre on Sept. 20.
Two special things occurred to me while I was at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles last night (Sept. 20, 2018); I had just witnessed the Zombies performing in the largest venue I had ever seen the English band while at the same time I was equally lucky to see Arcade Fire perform in a decidedly more intimate setting than the previous two times I caught the Canadian troupe at Coachella.

This was not a night to arrive late. The Zombies kicked things off promptly at 7:15 p.m. The band was performing before a mix of fans who were obviously well acquainted with the outfit as well as those who were just being introduced to the group. It's safe to say everyone was a fan of the Zombies' by the end of the band's impressive and inspired 45-minute set.

Zombies singer Colin Blunstone at
the Greek Theatre on Sept. 20, 2018.
Opening with "I Love You," a song originally recorded by the group in summer 1965, singer Colin Blunstone immediately impressed with his soulful and high-reaching vocals. The song itself also provided a great introduction to the quintet's artful mix of rock, pop, jazz and blues that are all essential elements of its groundbreaking sound.

The setlist continued to provide one highlight after another, with the jazz-styled "I Want You Back Again" featuring Rod Argent delve into a delightful and extended piano solo displaying his virtuoso skills on the instrument. "Edge of the Rainbow" blended those jazz stylings with blues.

The Argent-penned hit "Tell Her No" came next, showcasing the musical might of the group's lineup (including the aforementioned Argent, Blunstone along with drummer Steve Rodford, lead guitarist Tom Toomey and new bassist-backing vocalist Søren Koch) and the group's timeless sound.

The Zombies performing at the Greek Theatre.
The end of the show provided the most magical moments, courtesy of a mini-set featuring songs from the Zombies' 1968 masterwork Odessey and Oracle, which received cheers when Argent noted via a short introduction that a mini-set from the album would be featured. Several faithful and affecting tracks from the classic album were featured, including the baroque-flavored "Care of Cell 44," haunting and sparse "A Rose for Emily" (with only Argent, Blunstone and Koch on stage), the majestic and uptempo "This Will Be Our Year" and riveting "Time of the Season." 

The Zombies ended their fast-moving turn with a potent and rocking take on their 1964 hit "She's Not There," highlighted by
The Zombies acknowledging the love on Sept. 20.
Blunstone's signature vocals and a great instrumental duel between Argent's keyboard playing and Toomey's deft fret work before Koch and Rodford were featured in a dynamic bass-drum instrumental jam section together. 


It was great to see the Zombies' receive a well-deserved big time ovation from the Greek Theatre crowd (Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler would later note "We're so honored to be playing with The Zombies" during his band's set).


Arcade Fire is one of the most original and successful alternative rock artists to emerge since the turn of the century. So it's no wonder the concert on Thursday night was an absolute sold-out affair. The energetic Montreal-spawned collective fully delivered on its talents during an intoxicating two-hour set. Divided into two parts, the concert offered up standout material from throughout the band's career.

Arcade Fire at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept. 20,
2018.
A band whose live concerts draws comparisons with the golden age of Bruce Springsteen and U2 live outings, Arcade Fire is one of those rare live acts whose fusion of song craft and performance art makes concerts a spiritual experience. I had wondered if that palpable feeling I had experienced with the band at Coachella would translate here in Los Angeles; it did. From the time the group took the stage there was the organized and glorious chaos that is Arcade Fire - a strong stream of musicians exchanging instruments, joining in big sing-alongs and enticing the audience to have the time of their life all while lost in the power of music.

Arcade Fire launched the night performing their 2004 debut album Funeral in its entirety, with Butler later saying "We wanted to play our first record while we fit in the clothes." The performance of the album was epic, mostly filling the first half of the set.

Shared lead vocals from Butler and his wife Régine Alexandra Chassagne have always given the band a more interesting dynamic and that proved true this night. And the mix of band members playing everything from xylophone, piano, percussion, woodwinds and strings meant the sonic tapestry here far outdistanced the more conventional approach of so many of Arcade Fire's contemporary rock acts. 

Highlights? Everywhere. Beyond the potent performance of Funeral, there was a second act that included the disco delights of "Reflektor" and "Afterlife."

Butler's voice soared into falsetto during the inviting "Put Your Money On Me," one of several compelling cuts from Arcade Fire's latest album (2017's Everything Now). The catchy "Creature Comfort" and brash "Electric Blue" also came off more powerfully in concert then on the original studio recording.

The crowd was on its feet for much of the night and that made moving with the music much easier. A good idea since bona fide classics like the wistful "The Suburbs," explosive "Ready to Start," shimmering "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)" and triumphant "Everything Now" were offered up with joyous fanfare.

A magical night to be sure.




Review and photographs by Robert Kinsler

Arcade Fire performing at the legendary Greek Theatre on
Sept. 20, 2018.

The Zombies Setlist
1. I Love You
2. I Want You Back Again
3. Moving On
4. Edge of the Rainbow
5. Tell Her No
(Odyssey and Oracle mini-set) 
6. Care of Cell 44
7. A Rose for Emily
8. This Will Be Our Year
9. Time of the Season
10. She's Not There


Arcade Fire Setlist
1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
2. Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
3. Une Année Sans Lumiere
4.  Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
5. Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
6. Crown of Love
7. Wake Up
8. Haiti
9. Rebellion (Lies)
10. In the Backseat (Tour debut performance)
2nd Set
11. Reflektor
12. Afterlife (with New Order's "Temptation" snippet as outdo)
13. Creature Comfort
14. Electric Blue
15. Put Your Money on Me
16. Intervention
17. My Body is a Cage
18. The Suburbs
19. Ready to Start
20. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
21. Everything Now



Thursday, September 20, 2018

William Shatner's 1st holiday album features Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins, Todd Rundgren and more!

This is shaping up to be a very cool holiday season for holiday music-minded lovers. Yesterday came word that Old 97's are set to release their first-ever Christmas album. Martina McBrideAna Cristina Cash, David Archuleta and Lindsey Stirling also have new or deluxe holiday sets on the way. 

Want to hear the first track from William Shatner's forthcoming holiday album? You can and read on music friends...


WILLIAM SHATNER GATHERS WILDLY ECCENTRIC CAST OF VANGUARDS, ICONS AND MISFITS FOR FIRST EVER HOLIDAY ALBUM, ‘SHATNER CLAUS - THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM’(OCTOBER 26/CLEOPATRA RECORDS)
FEATURES HENRY ROLLINS, IGGY POP, BRAD PAISLEY, JUDY COLLINS, TODD RUNDGREN, BILLY GIBBONS, IAN ANDERSON, RICK WAKEMAN + MORE 
LISTEN TO “JINGLE BELLS” FEATURING HENRY ROLLINS HERE: https://soundcloud.com/cleopatra-recs/jingle-bells-ft-heny-rollins-1/s-oUIsa 



William Shatner has announced his very first holiday album: Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album’(October 26/Cleopatra Records). Shatner has assembled a truly eclectic roster of vanguards, icons and misfits for a holiday album unlike any that have come before it. The legend of stage, screen and spoken word has taken 13 holiday classics and turned them on their head, joined by the likes of Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins, Billy Gibbons, Rick Wakeman, Todd Rundgren and more. See below for full track list and credits. 

Listen to “Jingle Bells” featuring Henry Rollins here:
 
‘Shatner Claus’ gets into the holiday spirit from the very first notes. A sweeping set of strings introduces “Jingle Bells,” but the song quickly becomes amplified as William and Henry Rollins trade lyrical duties over an increasingly rambunctious beat. Next comes a grooving honky-tonk rendition of “Blue Christmas” with Brad Paisley. As the album unfurls it weaves through jazz, blues, rockabilly, bossa nova and beyond, balancing joyful and sentimental moments with blazing rock n’ roll, and big guitar solos from the likes of Billy Gibbons and Todd Rungdren. Other highlights include a memorable duet with Iggy Pop on “Silent Night,” and a tremendous presentation of keyboards courtesy of Rick Wakeman on “O Come O Come Emanuel.” A bonus track version of an even more revved-up version of “Jingle Bells,” also featuring Henry Rollins, is labeled “Punk Rock Version.”
 
William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist. He released his first studio album in 1968. In 2018 alone he has published a book and released an album of country music. ‘Shatner Claus’ is William’s third album for Cleopatra Records, following 2011’s ‘Seeking Major Tom’ and 2013’s Ponder The Mystery.


Track List:
1. Jingle Bells feat. Henry Rollins
2. Blue Christmas feat. Brad Paisley
3. Little Drummer Boy feat. Joe Louis Walker 
4. Winter Wonderland feat. Todd Rundgren & Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
5. Twas The Night Before Christmas feat. Mel Collins (King Crimson)
6. Run Rudolph Run feat. Elliot Easton (The Cars)
7. O Come, O Come Emmanuel feat. Rick Wakeman (Yes)
8. Silver Bells feat. Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull)
9. One for You, One For Me
10. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer feat. Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
11. Silent Night feat. Iggy Pop
12. White Christmas feat. Judy Collins
13. Feliz Navidad feat. Dani Bender
 
BONUS TRACK
14. Jingle Bells feat Henry Rollins (Punk Rock Version)
 
 
William Shatner on the web:

Tom Petty's previously unreleased song "Gainesville" premieres today

Wow! Check out previously-unreleased music from the late Tom Petty!

TOM PETTY’S PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONG “GAINESVILLE” PREMIERES TODAY
AN AMERICAN TREASURE BOX SET
TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 28
ON REPRISE RECORDS
60-TRACK SET INCLUDES NEWLY DISCOVERED RECORDINGS FROM TOM PETTY’S VAULTS


“…selections from a songwriter who consistently pared down his music
to what was terse and telling.”—The New York Times
“Petty was as prolific as he was talented.”—Rolling Stone
“…a sweet way to begin revisiting a career
that could hardly be contained on a single box set.”—NPR Music
 
Album artwork by Shepard Fairey

Gainesville” is the latest track to be revealed from the upcoming, career-spanning Tom Petty box set An American Treasure. The never before released song was recorded in 1998 during Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers’ Echo sessions. Listen/share the track HEREAn American Treasure is available for pre-order now with instant downloads of  “Gainesville” as well as “You And Me (Clubhouse Version)” and lead single “Keep A Little Soul” HERE.
Keep A Little Soul” has not only been the biggest and fastest #1 for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, but it also took the biggest jump to #1 in his career (from #5-#1). Although, Tom and the band have topped the airplay charts many times over the years, this is their first Triple A radio #1 in over 12 years and the the most spins ever in a single week at the format. Tom is also the first artist in the history of the Billboard Adult Alternative Songs chart to reach the top 10 posthumously.
An American Treasure, the first release of Tom Petty music since the artist’s tragic passing last year, will be released next Friday, September 28 on Reprise Records. The 60-track set unveils previously unreleased recordings, alternate versions of classic songs, rarities, historic live performances and deep tracks that spotlight Tom’s remarkable depth and evolution as a revered and tremendously influential songwriter, recording artist and performer.
Tom’s daughter, Adria Petty, and his wife, Dana Petty, were the primary catalysts for the commission, creation and release of An American Treasure­—a tribute and love letter pointing to the music in between the hits, and a strong musical portrait of the person they know in their hearts. Adria and Dana both serve as the project’s Executive Producers, and, together with Tom’s bandmates of 45 years, Heartbreakers Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench, and his studio collaborator, Ryan Ulyate, curated the box set’s track list from Petty’s rich song catalog. Campbell, Tench and Ulyate also produced An American Treasure.

Photo credit: Mark Seliger  
The creation of An American Treasure was a true labor of love, as Adria Petty and Dana Petty explain, “Everyone involved in this project chose each track with tremendous care and deep respect for the body of work Tom Petty created over the course of 40 years.  He also accumulated a wealth of unreleased music in his vaults, and we have collectively uncovered one gem after another that will keep us all listening and discovering new facets of Tom’s talent for many years to come. We can’t wait to share with Tom’s fans this musical portrait of an artist who deeply affected our culture and indelibly touched the lives of fans the world over.”
The custom cover artwork for An American Treasure was created by prominent American artist
Shepard Fairey from an image of Petty by renowned photographer Mark Seliger.
An American Treasure will be released in multiple formats: 
An American Treasure: Deluxe Edition—A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks, plus a 52-page booklet with rare and previously unseen photographs of Tom, his bandmates, family and friends. The booklet also features detailed track-by-track liner notes by noted journalist and Tom Petty aficionado Bud Scoppa, who drew upon his previous interviews with Tom and new conversations with Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Ryan Ulyate, as well as Adria and Dana Petty. 
An American Treasure: Super Deluxe Limited Edition—A 4-CD set that features all 60 tracks and an 84-page hardbound book expanded from the Deluxe Edition to include many additional photographs and an essay by renowned author Nicholas Dawidoff – written especially for An American Treasure – that speaks to Tom Petty’s presence in our lives and influence on our culture for more than 40 years.  This special package also includes a newly-created lithograph of Shepard Fairey’s cover artwork, as well as custom reproductions of Tom Petty’s handwritten lyrics to four songs featured in this collection and a numbered certificate of authenticity.
An American Treasure: Vinyl Edition—A 6-LP set that features all 60 tracks and a 48-page booklet containing all of the photographic and editorial elements found in the CD Deluxe Edition.  This set also includes the Nicholas Dawidoff essay.  This special Vinyl Edition will be released on Friday, November 23, but is available for pre-order now.
An American Treasure: Standard Edition—A 2-CD set that features 26 career spanning tracks chosen from the Deluxe editions, as well as Bud Scoppa’s detailed track-by-track.
All newly released recordings on An American Treasure have been mixed by Ryan Ulyate from pristine transfers of the original studio multitrack masters. All 60 recordings have been re-mastered for this collection by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
AN AMERICAN TREASURE TRACK LISTING (4-CD Editions):

CD 1
1
Surrender
Previously unreleased track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers sessions—1976
2
Listen To Her Heart
Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, CA—April 23, 1977
3
Anything That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll
Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
4
When The Time Comes
Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
5
You’re Gonna Get It
Alternate version featuring strings from You’re Gonna Get It! sessions—1978
6
Radio Promotion Spot
1977
7
Rockin’ Around (With You)
Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers —November 9, 1976
8
Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)
Alternate version from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—1976
9
Breakdown
Live at Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA—November 11, 1977
10
The Wild One, Forever
Album track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers—November 9, 1976
11
No Second Thoughts
Album track from You’re Gonna Get It!—May 2, 1978
12
Here Comes My Girl
Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
13
What Are You Doing In My Life
Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
14
Louisiana Rain
Alternate version from Damn The Torpedoes sessions—1979
15
Lost In Your Eyes
Previously unreleased single from Mudcrutch sessions—1974
 
CD 2
1
Keep A Little Soul
Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
2
Even The Losers
Live at Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY—1989
3
Keeping Me Alive
Previously unreleased track from Long After Dark sessions—1982
4
Don’t Treat Me Like A Stranger
B-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”—April, 1989
5
The Apartment Song
Demo recording (with Stevie Nicks)—1984
6
Concert Intro
Live introduction by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
7
King’s Road
Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
8
Clear The Aisles
Live concert announcement by Tom Petty, The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
9
A Woman In Love (It’s Not Me)
Live at The Forum, Inglewood, CA—June 28, 1981
10
Straight Into Darkness
Alternate version from The Record Plant, Hollywood, CA—May 5, 1982
11
You Can Still Change Your Mind
Album track from Hard Promises—May 5, 1981
12
Rebels
Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—1985
13
Deliver Me
Alternate version from Long After Dark sessions—1982
14
Alright For Now
Album track from Full Moon Fever—April 24, 1989
15
The Damage You’ve Done
Alternate version from Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) sessions—1987
16
The Best Of Everything
Alternate version from Southern Accents sessions—March 26, 1985
17
Walkin’ From The Fire
Previously unreleased track from Southern Accents sessions—March 1, 1984
18
King Of The Hill
Early take (with Roger McGuinn)—November 23, 1987

CD 3
1
I Won’t Back Down
Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA—February 4, 1997
2
Gainesville
Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—February 12, 1998
3
You And I Will Meet Again
Album track from Into The Great Wide Open—July 2, 1991
4
Into The Great Wide Open
Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena—November 24, 1991
5
Two Gunslingers
Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY—May 25, 2013
6
Lonesome Dave
Previously unreleased track from Greatest Hits sessions—July 23, 1993
7
To Find A Friend
Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
8
Crawling Back To You
Album track from Wildflowers—November 1, 1994
9
Wake Up Time
Alternate version from early Wildflowers sessions—August 12, 1992
10
Grew Up Fast
Album track from Songs and Music from “She’s the One”—August 6, 1996
11
I Don’t Belong
Previously unreleased track from Echo sessions—December 3, 1998
12
Accused Of Love
Album track from Echo—April 13, 1999
13
Lonesome Sundown
Album track from Echo—April 13, 1999
14
Don’t Fade On Me
Alternate take from Wildflowers—sessions—April 20, 1994

CD 4
1
You And Me
Clubhouse version—November 9, 2007
2
Have Love Will Travel
Album track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
3
Money Becomes King
Album track from The Last DJ—October 8, 2002
4
Bus To Tampa Bay
Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—August 11, 2011
5
Saving Grace
Live at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA—July 26, 2006
6
Down South
Album track from Highway Companion—July 25, 2006
7
Southern Accents
Live at Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
8
Insider
Live (with Stevie Nicks) at O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL—September 21, 2006
9
Two Men Talking
Previously unreleased track from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 16, 2012
10
Fault Lines
Album track from Hypnotic Eye—July 29, 2014
11
Sins Of My Youth
Early take from Hypnotic Eye sessions—November 12, 2012
12
Good Enough
Alternate version from Mojo sessions—2012
13
Something Good Coming
Album track from Mojo—July 15, 2010
14
Save Your Water
Album track from Mudcrutch 2—May 20, 2016
15
Like A Diamond
Alternate version from The Last DJ sessions—2002
16
Hungry No More
Live at House of Blues, Boston, MA—June 15, 2016
 
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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Old 97's release holiday album; Rhett Miller releases solo album; tour dates announced

Very exciting news for lovers of alt country rockers Old 97's and its talented leader Rhett Miller...


OLD 97's ANNOUNCE HOLIDAY ALBUM,
LOVE THE HOLIDAYS, OUT NOVEMBER 16;
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW


RHETT MILLER ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO ALBUM,
THE MESSENGER, OUT NOVEMBER 9;
NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW


HOLIDAY TOUR FEATURING OLD 97's and RHETT MILLER SOLO BEGINS NOVEMBER 28



The Old 97's are excited to announce the release of their first ever collection of original Christmas songs, LOVE THE HOLIDAYS. Out Friday, November 16 via ATO, the album was produced, mixed & engineered by John Pedigo in the band's home state of Texas. The LP presents a sack full of rockin' new Yuletide favorites, as well as Old 97's take on the New Year's Eve standard, "Auld Lang Syne." Among its many highlights are the title track, co-written with Kevin Russell (The Gourds, Shinyribs), "Gotta Love Being A Kid (Merry Christmas)" and "Snow Angels," both co-written with acclaimed writer Ben Greenman, and the continuing saga of everyone's favorite reindeer, "Rudolph Is Blue," co-written by Old 97's and Dan Bern.
PRE-ORDER LOVE THE HOLIDAYS
A week earlier, on November 9, also via ATO, Old 97's founding member Rhett Miller will be releasing his new solo album, THE MESSENGER. Pre-orders are available now HERE, joined by an instant grat download of the LP's electrifying first single, "Total Disaster." Additional track releases will follow.
Recorded earlier this year over five days at The Isokon in Woodstock, NY with producer/musician Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker), THE MESSENGER sees Miller playing it faster and looser than perhaps any other time in his quarter century career, instilling what might be his most personal songs to date with a groovy limberness that belies the reflective darkness within. Backed by a white hot backing combo comprised of Cohen (Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano, Organ, Second Drumset), Brian Betancourt (Bass), and Ray Rizzo (Drums), Miller goes deep into his own youthful experiences with suicide and depression, placing "a long distance phone call to myself as a 14-year-old" on surprisingly buoyant new songs like "The Human Condition" and "Permanent Damage."
LISTEN TO "TOTAL DISASTER"
PRE-ORDER THE MESSENGER

Old 97's singer Rhett Miller at Hootenanny in Orange
County, CA, in 2010.  Photo: Robert Kinsler 
"I wanted this record to be less safe," Miller says. "I wanted to put myself in the hands of a producer who was going to do things that I didn't expect; I wanted to play with people I didn't know and be surprised by what they came up with. And all of that really came to pass. That's what you're getting this record. You're getting this locked-in rhythm section with a crazy, psychedelic guitar maestro playing along with me singing my songs about depression and insecurity."
Miller and Old 97's will celebrate both LPs with an eagerly anticipated U.S. holiday tour, headlined by Old 97's and opened by a solo acoustic set from Miller. The dates begin November 28 at The Neptune in Seattle, WA and then continue through late December.
"We're going to hit the road right after Thanksgiving," Miller says. "The evening will begin with me doing an acoustic set. I'll play some of my new songs, some from my solo catalogue, and probably a few oddball songs too. Then I'll leave the stage, Michael Casey will come out, he's a punk rock magician from Raleigh, NC, he's super-brilliant, he's going to do a magic show before I come back out with the Old 97's and we do the full Old 97's Holiday Extravaganza."
Meanwhile, Old 97's are currently traveling America on their own perpetual tour, with dates scheduled through early October. In addition, the band has already announced its first live date of 2019, set for January 26 at Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Ponte Vedra, FL and featuring support from special guest Shooter Jennings. Additional dates will be unveiled soon. For complete details, please visit old97s.com/shows. Besides these dates, Miller has slated a number of solo acoustic performances, including a pair of eagerly awaited dates in the great state of Alaska, set for September 29 at Anchorage's Sydney Laurence Theater and September 30 at Palmer, AK's Vagabond Blues. For complete details, please visit rhettmiller.com/shows. He has also teamed with Caldecott Medalist and bestselling artist Dan Santat for No More Poems, a riotous collection of irreverent poems for modern families to be published March 5, 2019 by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers.
# # #
OLD 97'S ON TOUR
SEPTEMBER
19 - Winston-Salem, NC - The Ramkat
20 - Durham, NC - Motorco Music Hall
21 - Columbia, SC - The Senate
22 - Charlotte, NC - The Underground
23 - Bristol, TN - Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (State Street Stage)
OCTOBER
3 - Tempe, AZ - Coca-Cola Sun Deck at Sun Devil Stadium
NOVEMBER
28 - Seattle, WA - The Neptune w/Rhett Miller solo
29 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo
30 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore w/Rhett Miller solo
DECEMBER
1 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour w/Rhett Miller solo
2 - Solana Beach, CA - The Belly Up w/Rhett Miller solo
6 - Richmond, VA - The National w/Rhett Miller solo
7 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA w/Rhett Miller solo
8 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live! w/Rhett Miller solo
9 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair w/Rhett Miller solo
13 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Wonder Bar w/Rhett Miller solo
14 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza w/Rhett Miller solo
15 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr Smalls w/Rhett Miller solo
29 - Dallas, TX - Statler Ballroom w/Rhett Miller solo
JANUARY
26 - Ponte Vedra, FL - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall w/Shooter Jenning
RHETT MILLER SOLO ON TOUR
SEPTEMBER
29 - Anchorage, AK - Sydney Laurence Theater
30 - Palmer, AK - Vagabond Blues
OCTOBER
5 - Garwood, NJ - Crossroads
6 - Ardmore, PA - Ardmore Music Hall
20 - Oklahoma City, OK - Tower Theatre
24 - Tomball, TX - Main Street Crossing
25 - Abilene, TX - The Grace Museum Rooftop


Old 97's / Photo credit: Will Byington


OLD 97'S
LOVE THE HOLIDAYS
(ATO)
Release Date: November 16, 2018
1. Love The Holidays
2. I Believe In Santa Claus
3. Gotta Love Being A Kid (Merry Christmas)
4. Snow Angels
5. Christmas Is Coming
6. Wintertime In The City
7. Rudolph Was Blue
8. Here It Is Christmastime
9. Hobo Christmas Song
10. Auld Lang Syne



Rhett Miller / Photo credit: Ebru Yildiz

RHETT MILLER
THE MESSENGER
(ATO)
Release Date: November 9, 2018

1. Total Disaster
2. Did I Lose You At I Love You
3. Wheels
4. You Were A Stranger
5. The Human Condition
6. Close Most Of The Time
7. I Used To Write In Notebooks
8. Permanent Damage
9. I Can't Change
10. Bitter/Sweet
11. We're In Trouble
12. Broken

# # #
FOR MORE ON RHETT MILLER, PLEASE VISIT

FOR MORE ON OLD 97'S, PLEASE VISIT OLD97S.COM