Excited for the first big Bright Eyes tour in more than three years? Me too, except it’s not coming to Nebraska.
At least, the announced dates (13 in all) to support “The People’s Key” don’t include any dates near to home for the Neb.-based band.
Oh well. I’m guessing these aren’t the only dates they’ll be playing. Also, I’m confident that Bright Eyes/Conor Oberst doesn’t really see Omaha as his core audience any more. They’re not exactly a local band any longer.
Anyway, here’s the dates, including another show at Radio City Music Hall after the first one sold out.
3/2 The Fillmore Miami Beach Miami, FL
3/3 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
3/4 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
3/5 Thomas Wolf Auditorium Asheville, NC
3/6 The National Richmond, VA
3/8 Radio City Music Hall New York, NY
3/9 Radio City Music Hall (SOLD OUT!)
3/10 House Of Blues Boston, MA
3/11 State Theatre Portland, ME
3/13 Sound Academy Toronto, ON
3/14 Royal Oak Royal Oak, MI
3/15 Vic Theatre Chicago, IL
3/17 Ryman Auditorium Nashville, TN
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Update: Apparently Laura Burhenn of The Mynabirds will be in the band. Aside from Mike Mogis, Conor Oberst and Nate Walcott (who’s been slumming around with Broken Bells of late), I have no idea who else will be up there.
A safe bet for drums would be Clark Baechle from The Faint, who did drums on the record and played with Bright Eyes at the Concert For Equality.
Tim McMahan mentioned it earlier and I was thinking the same thing: This little jaunt ends right at the start of South By Southwest. Bright Eyes’ triumphant return to the Austin scene? Seems likely.
Haven’t talked to the Saddle Creek folks about South By quite yet, but I assume they’ll be having a showcase once again and you best bet that Bright Eyes will be a part of it.
It would be a great opportunity to shed some light on the label’s lesser-known, but very talented groups.