Conor Oberst Offers ‘Salutations’ & A Tour

Conor Oberst is giving fans another look at his latest collection of tunes by releasing an album this spring that he’s calling a “companion piece to 2016’s Ruminations.” Today’s music news is accompanied by a list of new U.S. tour dates. 

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– Conor Oberst
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, Calif.

Salutations is due out March 17 on Nonesuch Records, just five months after Ruminations’ release. An announcement from Oberst explains that although Ruminations was recorded solely by the singer/songwriter, following the encouragement of friends and colleagues, he had intended to release the music with a full band.

The new LP will feature full band versions of the 10 Ruminations tracks, along with seven additional songs. Oberst worked on Salutations with The Felice Brothers and drummer Jim Keltner, with contributions from Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M Ward, Gillian Welch, Gus Seyffert, Pearl Charles, Nathaniel Walcott, and Jonathan Wilson. The album was co-produced by Keltner and engineered by Andy LeMaster.

Pre-orders come with instant downloads of the tracks “A Little Uncanny,” “Tachycardia” and “Napalm.” Check out “A Little Uncanny” below:

Oberst is hitting the road with The Felice Brothers as his backing band in March. The tour begins with a hometown show in Omaha, Neb., March 9.

March 9 – Omaha, Neb., The Waiting Room
March 10 – Kansas City, Mo., Madrid Theatre
March 11 – Memphis, Tenn., Minglewood Hall
March 12 – Tulsa, Okla., Cain’s Ballroom
March 14 – San Antonio, Texas, The Paper Tiger
March 16 – Spicewood, Texas, Luck, Texas Ranch (Luck Reunion)
March 17 – Houston, Texas, Warehouse Live
March 18 – New Orleans, La., The Civic Theatre
March 19 – Macon, Ga., Cox Capitol Theatre
March 21 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
March 22 – Chattanooga, Tenn., Track 29
March 23 – Atlanta, Ga., Variety Playhouse
March 24 – McMinnville, Tenn., Cumberland Caverns
March 25 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
March 26 – Iowa City, Iowa, The Englert Theatre
May 12 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
May 13 – Los Angeles, Calif., Greek Theatre
May 19 – Austin, Texas, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
July 14-16 – Louisville, Ky., Louisville Waterfront Park (Forecastle Festival – daily lineup hasn’t been announced)
July 20 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Prospect Park Bandshell
July 21 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston

Tickets for the March shows go on sale Jan. 21 at 12 p.m. EST. The May and July gigs go on sale Jan. 27 at 12 p.m. EST. 

Oberst is working with Plus 1 to donate $1 from every ticket sold to support Planned Parenthood.

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