Conor Oberst Sets Dates For 2017

Conor Oberst’s first tour of 2017 will take him across Europe, with performances booked in Germany, Austria, Sweden, France and England. In the meantime, the countdown is on for the Oct. 14 release of his new solo album.

Ruminations is the follow-up to 2014’s Upside Down Mountain. Last year he released Payola with Desaparecidos. His most recent album with Bright Eyes, The People’s Key, was released in 2011.

Oberst and engineer Ben Brodin recorded Ruminations within 48 hours at ARC, the Omaha, Neb., studio Oberst built with his Bright Eyes bandmate Mike Mogis.  

Photo: John Davisson
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Empire Polo Field, Indio, Calif.

An announcement from Nonesuch Records proclaims, “The results are almost sketch-like in their sparseness: Oberst alone with his guitar, piano, and harmonica; the songs connect with some of the rough magic and anxious poetry that first brought him to the attention of the world, while their lyrical complexity and concerns make it obvious they could only have been written in the present.”

Pre-orders for Ruminations are ongoing.

Oberst will be showing off the new tunes this fall during a North American tour that includes a stop at Austin City Limits Oct. 8. Here’s the plan for the European adventure:

Jan. 17 – Munich, Germany, Postpalast         
Jan. 18 – Stuttgart, Germany, Theaterhaus    
Jan. 19 – Vienna, Austria, Museumquartier  
Jan. 20 – Zurich, Switzerland, Kaufleuten    
Jan. 21 – Cologne, Germany, Gloria  
Jan. 23 – Oslo, Norway, Rockefeller Music Hall
Jan. 24 – Stockholm, Sweden, Gota Lejon   
Jan. 25 – Copenhagen, Denmark, Bremen     
Jan. 26 – Berlin, Germany, Apostel Paulus-Kirchengemeinde          
Jan. 28 – Paris, France, La Maroquinerie       
Jan. 29 – Utrecht, Netherlands, TivoliVredenburg    
Jan. 30 – Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique       
Feb. 1 – London, England, London Palladium
Feb. 2 – Manchester, England, Albert Hall   
Feb. 3 – Edinburgh, Scotland, The Queens Hall       
Feb. 5 – Dublin, Ireland, Grand Canal Theatre

General onsales begin Sept. 2. Visit for more information.