As part of his plot for Global Domination, with the simple policies of international unification for the damnation of Bush and increased involvement in R&D (Romance'n'Drink), Conor Oberst is coming back.
The dates are in promotion of the two forthcoming albums, both due on January 24th, which DiS can safely say any and all hype is certainly justified. 'I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning' lives up to the new Dylan sensationalism, and then some, and 'Digital Ash, From a Digital Urn' gains a lot from backing shenanigans of The Faint and YYYs Nick Zinner, is like a dishevelled and slightly mangled Postal Service.
In the meantime, get your diary blocked out for the following Bright Eyes live shows, with support from former label mates, the girlsome, popsome, Rilo Kiley. These dates are fresh off'a the presses, so tickets might not be on sale at your usual reliable emporium for all these dates yet.
9th Wed Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
10th Thu Leeds Metropolitan Uni
11th Fri Glasgow QMU
12th Sat Manchester Academy 2
13th Sun Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
14th Mon London Astoria
The US dates, are for 'I'm Wide Awake...', and a second tour for 'Digital Ash..,', also featuring Saddle Creek labelmates the Faint, is set for early May, with dates to be announced.
Support from Tilly and the Wall:
14th Omaha, NE, Sokol Auditorium
15th Minneapolis, State Theatre
16th Milwaukee, Pabst Theatre
17th Chicago, Riviera Theatre
18th Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan Theatre
19th Columbus, OH, Wexner Center for the Arts
21st Toronto, Phoenix Theatre
22nd Montreal, Spectrum de Montreal
23rd Burlington, VT, Higher Ground
24th Cambridge, MA, Sanders Theatre (Harvard University)
25th & 26th New York, NY, Town Hall
28th Philadelphia, Academy of Music
29th Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
30th Norfolk, VA, Norva Theatre
31st Raleigh, NC, Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
1st Atlanta, Variety Playhouse
Support from Neva Dinova:
3rd Miami, Olympia Theatre at Gusman Center
4th Tampa, Tampa Theatre
5th Orlando, House of Blues
7th Fort Worth, TX, Ridglea Theatre
8th Austin, La Zona Rosa
10th Phoenix, Celebrity Theatre
11th San Diego, Spreckles Theatre
12th & 13th Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre
DiScuss: Which record are you most looking forward to? Is that you in the picture? How amazing were those acoustic shows? Conor for President? Do you think Seth Cohen has downloaded all the bootlegs of both albums? If you hate the taste of wine, why do you drink it 'til you're blind?