Yes, Bright Eyes just finished a tour in support of their acoustic-based I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning LP last month.
But indefatigable frontman Conor Oberst is hitting the road again next month with friends/Saddle Creek labelmates the Faint; this tour will focus on Bright Eyes’
other new LP, the more experimental, electronic Digital Ash in a Digital Urn.
The Faint will be pulling double duty throughout the entire tour, playing their own set and serving as Oberst’s backing band, along with cellist Gretta Cohn from Cursive, guitarist Nick Zinner from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and others.
The 30-date trek begins on April 28 in Lawrence, Kansas, and finishes June 10 in San Diego, with five nights at New York’s Webster Hall and an appearance at this year’s Coachella music festival in Indio, California, in between.
Omaha-based hip-hop artist Mars Black, who is signed to Oberst’s Team Love label, will be sharing the bill throughout most of May, with another hip-hop act, Airborn Audio, scheduled for all of the June dates.
Currently, Bright Eyes is touring Australia and New Zealand, alternating headlining gigs with dates opening for R.E.M.
Bright Eyes tour dates, according to the band’s publicist:
April 28, 2005 – Lawrence, KS – Uptown Theatre
April 29, 2005 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
May 1, 2005 – Indio, CA – Coachella Valley Arts & Music Festival
May 4, 2005 – San Francisco, CA – Concourse Exhibition Center
May 6, 2005 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
May 7, 2005 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
May 8, 2005 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
May 11, 2005 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid-America Center
May 12, 2005 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 13, 2005 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
May 14, 2005 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
May 15, 2005 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
May 16, 2005 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
May 20, 2005 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s at the Strand