Omaha Skyline

March 08, 2007


We've now seen Conor Oberst and his band of rambling roses twice in a week– once in New York City, once in Los Angeles (with the also excellent and underrated Vetiver)– and we're proud to announce that Conor is evolving into one helluva country sanger. Whether new jams or old, there's a hard, driving Nashville lean to this tour's set that reminds us of a certain band of Canadians, although when Conor's occasional vocal outbursts erupt for one word or one phrase in the middle of a song, it makes us want to dig out LIFTED again. The shows also made us kinda pine for Bright Eyes to delve fully into country and get us excited about wearing rhinestoned suits and cowboy boots and drinking warm whiskey to celebrate our most recent firing/breakup. Mostly though, it just got us more fired up for the soon-coming album Cassadaga and the epic Spring US tour that will bring Conor to LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall, a seven-night stand at Town Hall in NYC and all points in between, the full dates for which you can see after the jump, along with some free jams from Cassadaga and the recent Bright Eyes EP Four Winds courtesy Saddle Creek.

From Four Winds EP:
Tourist Trap

From Cassadaga LP:
Four Winds
No One Would Riot For Less

4/22 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre

4/23 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

4/24 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

4/25 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre

4/26 Omaha, NE Holland Performing Arts Center

4/28 Denver, CO Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre

4/29 Salt Lake City, UT Kingsbury Hall

5/1 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre

5/2 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom

5/4 Berkeley, CA Greek Theatre

5/5 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre

5/6 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall

5/8 San Diego, CA SOMA

5/9 Tempe, AZ Mesa Amphitheatre

5/11 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom

5/12 Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom

5/13 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall

5/14 New Orleans, LA Republic

5/16 Tampa, FL Tampa Theatre

5/17 Orlando, FL Hard Rock Live

5/18 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

5/19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium

5/20 Columbus, OH Wexner Center for the Arts

5/21 Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

5/22 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall

5/24 Boston, MA Wang Center for the Performing Arts

5/25 New York, NY Town Hall

5/26 New York, NY Town Hall

5/28 New York, NY Town Hall

5/29 New York, NY Town Hall

5/30 New York, NY Town Hall

5/31 New York, NY Town Hall

6/1 New York, NY Town Hall

Posted: March 08, 2007
Omaha Skyline