Conor Oberst’s Desaparecidos Set to Reunite for Maha Music Festival

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Conor Oberst’s former punk rock band Desaparecidos are set to reunite for a one-off gig this summer. The Omaha World Herald reported this weekend that the band is scheduled to perform at the city’s Maha Music Festival, which takes place at Stinson Park, Aksarben Village on Aug. 11.

Desaparecidos—comprised of Oberst (vocals, guitar), Denver Dalley (guitar), Landon Hedges (bass), Matt Baum (drums) and Ian McElroy (keyboard)—released its only album Read Music/Speak Spanish in 2002 and broke up later that year. The band got back together for one show after that, a benefit called the Concert for Equality in 2010, which raised money to fight Fremont, Neb.’s immigration ordinance.

While no other details on the Desaparecidos reunion have been officially released, the band did recently revamp and relaunch its website and there is a tab for upcoming tour dates.

As for Maha, Garbage, Josh Rouse and Icky Blossoms have also been confirmed for the one-day indie rock festival and the festival organizers will announce many more acts, including a number of local bands, on May 6. Tickets for the nonprofit music festival cost $35 in advance and can be purchased from Maha’s site.

Watch a video of Desaparecidos’ “Greater Omaha” below.

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