Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with Conor Oberst‘s various side projects. The man stays busy. And now adding more to his already full plate, the Bright Eyes frontman has reunited with his old punk band Desaparecidos. The Nebraska-based quintet recently played a surprise show in its hometown of Omaha, premiering two new songs. In addition, the band has announced a handful of shows in August.
The return of Desaparecidos will contain the original lineup with Oberst (vocals, guitar), Landon Hedges (bass, vocals), Matt Baum (drums), Denver Dalley (guitar) and Ian McElroy (keyboards). The band formed in 2001 and only released one album, 2002′s Read Music/Speak Spanish. But while the group was gaining in popularity, Oberst didn’t have the time to dedicate to the band due to the also increasing success of Bright Eyes. Desaparecidos ceased playing together shortly thereafter.
Prior to the Desaparecidos shows, Oberst will be playing a couple of solo shows throughout the Northeast. Grab the tour dates for both tours below, and check out this 2002 interview the band did with MTV2, featuring a little 22-year-old Oberst, already well on his way to singing out against the Man.
Tour Dates For Conor Oberst:
05/09 – New York, NY – Sweet Relief Musician Fund Benefit
07/06 – Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/24 – Bethlehem, PA – Musikfest Cafe At ArtsQuest Center *
07/25 – Albany, NY – Swyer Theatre At The Egg
07/26 – Fairfield, CT – StageOne
07/27 – Newport, RI – Jane Pickens Theater *^
07/29 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
* with Dawes
^ with First Aid Kit
Tour Dates For Desaparecidos:
08/09 – Minneapolis, MN – 400 Bar #
08/11 – Omaha, NE – Maha Music Festival
08/25 – Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market
08/26 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
08/29 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
# with Little Brazil