Fri, 04 May 2012 15:27:01
Indie rockers, rejoice! Desaparecidos, the Nebraska-based five-piece fronted by Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, have reunited. The band, who haven't toured together since 2002, recently played a surprise show in their hometown of Omaha where they unveiled two brand new songs: "Left is Right" and "Backsell." A decade has passed, but that's okay. We're stoked.
In addition to Desaparecidos previously announced performance at Omaha's MAHA Music Festival, the band have announced shows in Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco.
Desaparecidos return as the original line up of Conor Oberst (vocals, guitar) Landon Hedges (bass guitar, vocals), Matt Baum (drums), Denver Dalley - (guitar) and Ian McElroy (keyboards). The band formed in 2001, released one album (2002's critically lauded Read Music/Speak Spanish), and ceased playing together shortly thereafter.
Prior to the long awaited and much rumored summer dates, Oberst will play several solo shows throughout the northeast.
Bright Eyes reissued 2000's Fevers and Mirrors and 2002's There Is No Beginning to the Story EP on May 1 on re-pressed vinyl. Available from Saddle Creek here.
Conor Oberst Solo Tour Dates:
May 9 New York, NY @ Sweet Relief Musician Fund Benefit www.sweetrelief.org
July 6 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Bluesfest
July 24 Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest Center*
July 25 Albany, NY @ Swyer Theatre at The Egg
July 26 Fairfield, CT @ StageOne
July 27 Newport, RI @ Jane Pickens Theater *^
July 29 Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival (SOLD OUT)
^ First Aid Kit support
Desaparecidos Tour Dates:
August 9 Minneapolis, MN @ 400 Bar #
August 11 Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival
August 25 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at The Market
August 26 Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
August 29 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
# Little Brazil support
Are you going to rock Desaparecidos live?