Bright Eyes Announce 2020 World Tour

Conor Oberst and co. are at work on new music

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Bright Eyes Announce 2020 World Tour

Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes are back, detailing on Tuesday their upcoming world tour, which includes about a month of U.S. shows. Lavender Diamond and Lucy Dacus will provide support on the tour’s Stateside legs.

The early-2000s indie-folk standouts will perform in Tokyo, Japan, on March 23 before beginning their tour in earnest in Spokane, Wash., on May 14. They’ll make 16 more stops in the States, culminating in a June 20 show at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, N.Y., alongside Japanese Breakfast and Dacus, before heading to Europe and the U.K. in August and September.

Bright Eyes first reemerged in late January, signing to Dead Oceans, announcing a handful of shows and putting an end to a nearly decade-long hiatus. Today’s announcement brings them ever further back into the limelight, though Oberst has hardly left it of late, between his solo work and his acclaimed collaboration with Phoebe Bridgers, Better Oblivion Community Center.

Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott haven’t put out a new Bright Eyes album since 2011’s The People’s Key (and a 2016 box set of remasters from their back catalog), but judging by the recent teaser video the band released, they’re at work on an ambitious new record. We’ll keep you posted on that LP, which has yet to be formally announced.

Find Bright Eyes’ 2020 tour dates below—tickets go on sale this Friday, Feb. 21, at 12 p.m. ET—and revisit our recent essay on the band’s lasting legacy here.

Bright Eyes Tour Dates:

March
23 – Tokyo, Japan @ Liquidroom

May
14 – Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory #
15 – Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory #
16 – Tacoma, Wash. @ Temple #
18 – Sonoma, Calif. @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery #
19 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Santa Cruz Civic #
21 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium #
22 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium
23 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Hollywood Palladium
24 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl

June
12 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium *
13 – Syracuse, N.Y. @ Beak and Skiff *
14 – Lewiston, N.Y. @ Art Park *
16 – Bethlehem, Pa. @ Levitt Pavillion Steel Stacks *
17 – Burlington, Vt. @ The Green at Shelburne Museum *
18 – Portland, Maine @ State Theater *
19 – New Haven, Conn. @ College Street Music Hall *
20 – Queens, N.Y. @ Forest Hills Stadium +

August
14 – Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival
16 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Vega
18 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit
19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Lucerna Music Bar
21 – Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
22 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Batschkapp
24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
25 – Cologne, Germany @ E-Werk
27 – Vienna, Austria @ Open Air Arena
28 – Munich, Germany @ Muffathalle
29 – Zurich, Switzerland @ X-Tra

September
01 – London, U.K. @ Eventim Apollo
02 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Apollo
03 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Barrowland
04 – Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street
05 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Institute
06 – Salisbury, U.K. @ End of the Road Festival

(# – Lavender Diamond supports)
(* – Lucy Dacus supports)
(+ – Japanese Breakfast and Lucy Dacus support)

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