Old 97's @ Lincoln Hall in July (more by Ben Rodig)

The Old 97's are set to return to the Chicagoland area for a New Year's Eve performance at the InterContinental O'Hare Hotel. The 15th annual event dubbed the New Year's Eve Rock 'n' Roll Ball, will take place in three separate halls and will also include performances by Cathy Richardson & The Macrodots, cover bands Hairbangers Ball and Imposter Radio, and DJ Roland. General admission tickets are $75, and include a 4-hour open bar. There are also VIP packages (hotel rooms included) available.

In related news, frontman Rhett Miller was able to fully fund his upcoming solo album via a PledgeMusic campaign.

After the New Year, the band will hit the road with Those Darlins, and then Caitlin Rose. Check out their full 2011/12 tour schedule, and a flyer for the NYE show below..

OLD 97'S - 2011/12 TOUR DATES
12/28 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
12/29 Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
12/31 Chicago, IL - InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
01/17 Houston, TX - House of Blues w/ Those Darlins
01/19 New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's w/ Those Darlins
01/20 Birmingham, AL - Workplay w/ Those Darlins
01/21 Athens, GA - 40 Watt w/ Those Darlins
01/22 St. Petersburg, FL - State Theater w/ Those Darlins
01/23 Orlando, FL - Plaza Live w/ Those Darlins
01/25 Charleston, SC - Music Farm w/ Those Darlins
01/26 Charlotte, NC - Visualite Theater w/ Those Darlins
01/27 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle w/ Those Darlins
01/28 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater w/ Those Darlins
01/30 Cincinnati, OH - 20th Century Theatre w/ Those Darlins
01/31 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant, St Louis w/ Caitlin Rose
02/01 Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck w/ Caitlin Rose
02/02 Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom w/Caitlin Rose
02/03 New Braunfels, TX - Gruene Hall w/ Caitlin Rose