Bright Eyes Keep Their Ear To Ground While On Road

Connor Oberst is almost as busy as Dave Grohl. But while the Foo Fighters frontman is taking leave of his Queens of the Stone Age duties to concentrate on his original project, Oberst is in the midst of taking BOTH of his acts, Desaparecidos and Bright Eyes, on the road in separate tours. Pairing his down-tempo soft-spoken Bright Eyes offerings with the politically-leaning rock of Desaparecidos wouldn't exactly make the most sense, hence the two tours. The Desaparecidos tour has been on for weeks and ceases on August 9 in Oberst's hometown of Omaha. The Bright Eyes' fourth album, entitled Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground, drops on August 13 via Saddle Creek and their jaunt kicks off a month later in Minneapolis on September 12 with Connor and company finally able to get some rest after their final show on October 22 in Denver.

The final week of the Desaparecidos rock & roll experience:

08.01.02 - Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)

08.02.02 - Grand Rapids, MI (The Intersection)

08.03.02 - Chicago, IL (Fireside Bowl)

08.04.02 - Iowa City, IA (Gabe's Oasis)

08.07.02 - Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)

08.09.02 - Omaha, NE (Sokol Auditorium)

The Bright Eyes tour extravaganza (all dates supported by M Ward and The Bruces):

09.12.02 - Minneapolis, MN (First Avenue)

09.13.02 - Chicago, IL (Old Town School)

09.14.02 - Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)

09.15.02 - Toronto, ON (Horseshoe Tavern)

09.16.02 - Montreal, QC (La Salla Rossa)

09.18.02 - Boston, MA (The Roxy)

09.19.02 - Hoboken, NJ (Maxwell's)

09.20.02 - New York, NY (Irving Plaza)

09.21.02 - Philadelphia, PA (The Trocadero)

09.22.02 - Washington, DC (9:30 Club)

09.23.02 - Carrboro, NC (Cat's Cradle)

09.25.02 - Nashville, TN (Belcourt Theatre)

09.26.02 - Atlanta, GA (Echo Lounge)

09.28.02 - Orlando, FL (The Social [Sapphire Supper Club] )

09.29.02 - Miami, FL (Manual Airtime Centre)

10.02.02 - New Orleans, LA (Howlin' Wolf)

10.03.02 - Houston, TX (Engine Room)

10.04.02 - Austin, TX (Mercury Lounge)

10.05.02 - Dallas, TX (Gypsy Tea Room)

10.08.02 - Tempe, AZ (Nita's Hideaway)

10.09.02 - San Diego, CA (The Scene)

10.10.02 - Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre)

10.12.02 - San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)

10.13.02 - San Francisco, CA (Great American Music Hall)

10.16.02 - Eugene, OR (W.O.W. Hall)

10.17.02 - Portland, OR (Aladdin Theater)

10.18.02 - Seattle, WA (Showbox)

10.19.02 - Vancouver, BC (TBA)

10.22.02 - Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater)

Bright Eyes Keep Their Ear To Ground While On Road