Autumn Nights With Conor Oberst & Desaparecidos

It doesn’t look like Desaparecidos is going to disappear again any time soon. After reuniting last summer for its first tour in 10 years, Conor Oberst and the gang returned to the road in February and today announced a new batch of U.S. dates.

Earlier this year the post-hardcore band put out its second set of new recordings – a double A-side single featuring “Anonymous” and “The Left is Right.” The tunes, which feature the Desaparecidos’ take on The Occupy Movement and the “hacktivist” group Anonymous, are available to purchase through the band’s website as an instant digital download and a seven-inch single. Both options include a digital booklet (PDF) with lyrics and original art by Zack Nipper. If you’re interested in the vinyl (which comes with an instant MP3 download of the tracks) you’ll watch to snag it now because it won’t be sold on tour.

Photo: John Davisson
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Along with the Bright Eyes frontman on vocals/guitar, Desaparecidos features bassist/vocalist Landon Hedges, drummer Matt Baum, guitarist Denver Dalley and Ian McElroy on keys. The band formed in 2001 and then split the following year after putting out its debut full-length album, 2002’s Read Music/Speak Spanish.

Before Desaparecidos’ next road trip begins, Oberst has slotted a few solo gigs with The Felice Brothers:

Oct. 3 – Saratoga, Calif., The Mountain Winery     
Oct. 8 – Solana Beach, Calif., Belly Up Tavern     
Oct. 9 – Las Vegas, Nev., House Of Blues     
Oct. 10 – Pioneertown, Calif., Pappy And Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace

The new Desaparecidos dates begin with a one-off show in late August followed by an October/November schedule:

Aug. 28 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue     
Oct. 20 – Englewood, Colo., Gothic Theatre
Oct. 21 – Lawrence, Kan., Liberty Hall     
Oct. 22 – Omaha, NE     The Waiting Room     
Oct. 24 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant     
Oct. 25 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar     
Oct. 26 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues     
Oct. 27 – Detroit, Mich., The Majestic Theatre     
Oct. 28 – Nashville, Tenn., Cannery Ballroom     
Oct. 30 – Austin, Texas, The Mohawk Patio     
Nov. 1 – New Orleans, La., New Orleans City Park “Voodoo Experience”    
Nov. 3 – Pomona, Calif., Glass House     
Nov. 4 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda

Tickets for select dates go on sale May 9.   

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