Since announcing their comeback from a nine-year hiatus last month, Bright Eyes have teased new music and unveiled a 2020 world tour.
Frontman Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Wolcott hinted at a new record in the clip above, complete with the three musicians overseeing an orchestra in a studio. The hashtag #BrightEyes2020 appears on the screen.
After a show in Tokyo in March, Bright Eyes will kick off a North American leg in Spokane, Washington, on May 14th. They’ll then hit the West Coast, including three consecutive nights at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles in May. On June 20th, they’ll perform at the Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, before heading to Europe.
Bright Eyes announced their hiatus following 2011’s The People’s Key. In the time since Oberst released several solo albums and formed Better Oblivion Community Center with Phoebe Bridgers. Mogis has produced several records, including Bridgers 2017 debut Stranger in the Alps. Walcott toured as keyboardist with the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2016.
Oberst alluded in his end-of-decade survey that his biggest hope for 2020 is: “That people can agree on reality again.” This is a solid start.
Bright Eyes Tour Dates
March 23 — Tokyo, JP @ Liquidroom
May 14 — Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
May 15 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
May 16 — Tacoma, WA @ Temple
May 18 — Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
May 19 — Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Civic
May 21 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
May 22 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
May 23 — Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
May 24 — Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
June 12 — Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
June 13 —Syracuse, NY @ Beak and Skiff
June 14 — Lewiston, NY @ Art Park
June 16 — Bethlehem, PA @ Levitt Pavillion Steel Stacks
June 17 — Burlington, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum
June 18 — Portland, ME @ State Theater
June 19 — New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
June 20 — Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
August 14 — Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
August 16 — Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
August 18 — Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit
August 19 — Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
August 21 — Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
August 22 — Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
August 24 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
August 25 — Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
August 27 — Vienna, AT @ Open Air Arena
August 28 — Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
August 29 — Zurich, CH @ X-Tra
September 1 — London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
September 2 — Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
September 3 — Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
September 4 —Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
September 5 — Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
September 6 — Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival