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Bright Eyes confirm first tour dates in nine years [Updated]

on January 21, 2020, 9:21am

Update – February 18th: Bright Eyes have laid out the full itinerary for their expansive reunion tour.

Bright Eyes have confirmed their first live performances in nine years.

The Conor Oberst-led project will play the UK’s End of the Road Festival in September. They’re part of a bill that also includes Pixies, Angel Olsen, Big Thief, King Krule, Whitney, Little Simz, Richard Hawley, Pinegrove, Richard Dawson, and more.

(Read: Growing Out of Bright Eyes)

Update: Bright Eyes have also announced dates in Tokyo, Los Angeles, and New York. Additionally, a press release confirms that the band has signed to Dead Oceans ahead of a new album coming in 2020. Watch a brief teaser video below.

You can find tickets to these upcoming shows here.

Earlier this month, Bright Eyes began teasing an impending comeback by launching a new Instagram account and posting new imagery that included the caption #BrightEyes2020. The band has been inactive since the release of their most recent album, 2011’s The People’s Key.

Bright Eyes 2020 Tour Dates:
03/23 – Tokyo, JP @ Liquidroom
05/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium #
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
06/20 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium ^
09/03-06 – Salisbury, UK @ End Of The Road Festival

# = w/ Lavender Diamond
^ = w/ Japanese Breakfast and Lucy Dacus

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We’re delighted to reveal the first wave of acts for #EOTR2020!⠀ ⠀ Our headliners this year will be the legendary @pixiesofficial, true cult original King Krule, the singular @angelolsenmusic and Brooklyn folk-rockers @bigthiefmusic.⠀ ⠀ For the nostalgic among you, 00s legends @brighteyesofficial have reformed after an almost ten-year-long hiatus just in time for their EOTR debut whilst the magnificent @richardhawley returns to Dorset 12 years after his 2008 performance.⠀ ⠀ Elsewhere, we’re bringing you some of the most exciting artists working today, including UK rap pioneer Little Simz, the apocalyptic space-funk of The Comet is Coming, the breathtaking delicate sounds of Aldous Harding and many, many more.⠀ ⠀ With more yet to come, we think 2020 is going to be a very special year. For tickets and more details about this year’s festival, head to the link in our bio 👆

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