Conor Oberst Sets Dates For 2017
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.
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 ConorOberst.com for more information.