Bright Eyes will not embark on their highly anticipated reunion tour this spring, canceling and postponing dates due to ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
The trek was supposed to launch May 14th in Spokane, Washington, and wrap June 20th in Queens, New York. All of the May shows and three of the June gigs were canceled outright, and refunds will be available to ticket holders at the point of purchase. Bright Eyes, however, was able to reschedule several June shows for summer 2021, with dates for two additional postponed concerts to be announced later. Original tickets will be valid at the rescheduled dates.
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Edit: All ticket holders who have purchased tickets through the AXS/Forest Hills website will receive refund information via email on May 1. An update on our US tour dates. Thank you for your patience. Regretfully, yet predictably, we have had to re-think many of our upcoming tour dates. We hope to be in a better position to gather and celebrate at a later date. Details on all USA dates are included here. A European tour update will follow soon. Existing tickets are valid for rescheduled and postponed dates. Refunds are available for all shows – cancelled or not. Refund policies on rescheduled and postponed shows vary but we can say for certain that refunds will be offered for at least 30 days. Please enquire at the point of purchase. Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. Hope to see you on the road.
“Regretfully, yet predictably, we have had to re-think many of our upcoming tour dates,” Bright Eyes wrote on Instagram. “We hope to be in a better position to gather and celebrate at a later date.”
Bright Eyes announced their return in January and one month later revealed they’d inked a new record deal with Dead Oceans and were prepping their first album since 2011’s The People’s Key. Exact details about the record, including a release date and title, have yet to be revealed, although the band has shared two new songs, “Forced Convalescence” and “Persona Non Grata.”
Bright Eyes Rescheduled/Postponed Tour Dates
July 30, 2021 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
July 29, 2021 – Bethlehem, PA @ Levitt Pavillion Steel Stacks
July 31, 2021 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
Date TBD – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Date TBD – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall