Dallas band, Ottoman Turks, plans to do a “Tour of Deep Ellum” as a nod to Old 97’s according to a The Dallas Morning News article which says,
“In 2013, Ottoman Turks headlined a set at AllGood Cafe. “That was the first venue in Deep Ellum where I think we actually had a crowd,” said bassist Billy Law. “We packed the place out,” Wells remembered. “We were like, ‘We’ve made it. We’re Dallas musicians now.’”
Nearly 10 years later, they have solidified that claim, having sold out gigs all over Deep Ellum and the rest of Dallas-Fort Worth. And on Aug. 11–14 Ottoman Turks will re-create the Tour of Deep Ellum, this time with four consecutive shows, as Bethea had intended, at Three Links, AllGood Cafe, Double Wide and Twilite Lounge. The tour’s poster is a nearly identical re-creation of the one 21 years earlier.”
The band plans on playing consecutively at different venues in one weekend according to a Dallas Observer article. They say,
“Four straight shows in Deep Ellum, at four different venues, just in one weekend. It’s an idea that’s so outrageous, so bodacious, so dangerous and frankly so ridiculous, that even Garth Brooks wouldn’t attempt it.
That’s what the Ottoman Turks will be doing this week. Friends of the Dallas band will have no excuse for missing them.”
The last band to play at four weekend gigs was the Old 97’s, and the record was set back in 2001.