Oscillating between musical outlets in recent years, acclaimed indie/folk singer Conor Oberst is one prolific, busy performer, dedicating time to revived post-hardcore band Desaparecidos, supergroup Monsters of Folk, and his own backing group, the Mystic Valley Band. Most recently, Oberst has flexed his true solo artistry, making a more intimate shift with 2014’s Upside Down Mountain, and scaling things back even further with last year’s isolated, intimate, and minimalist effort Ruminations, for which he hosted a stripped down solo tour, returning him to The Ryman last fall.
Earlier this year, and returning to the tradition of his prolific Bright Eyes days- a moniker long since retired- Conor rounded up a full band of talented backing players to craft his eighth solo LP, Salutations, which re-imagines Ruminations‘ ten tracks with full band performances, and also features seven brand new tunes, harkening back to Bright Eyes’ Saddle Creek heyday, as one of the most criminally underrated efforts so far this year.
In support of his latest, Oberst has announced a full band tour for the fall, and will hit Marathon Music Works on Oct. 13 with The Felice Brothers, for a smaller affair than we’ve seen the last few times he came to town. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 9 at 11 a.m. CDT right here, and we don’t recommend procrastinating.
Oct 1 – Salt Lake City UT – Eccles Theater
Oct 13 – Nashville TN – Marathon Music Works
Oct 14 – Athens GA – 40 Watt Club
Oct 15 – Charlotte NC – Neighborhood Theatre
Oct 16 – Charleston SC – Charleston Music Hall
Oct 17 – Ponte Vedra Beach FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
Oct 19 – Orlando FL – The Beacham
Oct 20 – Ft Lauderdale FL – culture room
Oct 21 – St Petersburg FL – State Theatre Saint Petersburg
Oct 22 – Pensacola FL – Vinyl Music Hall
Oct 24 – Oxford MS – The Lyric Oxford
Oct 25 – Baton Rouge LA – Varsity Theater
Oct 26 – Little Rock AR – Revolution Music Room (The Rev Room)
Oct 27 – Oklahoma City OK – The Criterion
Oct 28 – Columbia MO – The Blue Note