Bright Eyes reunite for first tour in nearly a decade, announce new music coming
The band has been on hiatus since releasing The People’s Key in 2011.
The trio returned to the studio last year to quietly work on new materical for the first time since 2011, according to a release from their new indie label Dead Oceans. A sampling of what fans can expect of new Bright Eyes music be heard in the video clip above.
The band went on hiatus after the release of their ninth studio album The People’s Key in 2011. Since then, frontman Oberst has released several solo albums and teamed up with musician Phoebe Bridgers for the side project Better Oblivion Community Center.
A newly created Instagram page for the band shared a photo of the guys with a simple greeting, “Hi” with a little hand waving emoji.
Frontman Oberst shared a short list of places the group will perform this year.
“Today Bright Eyes is pleased to announce the band’s signing to Dead Oceans, as well as share a run of 2020 tour dates,” he posted to Instagram on Tuesday.
March 23: Tokyo, Japan – Liquid Room
May 21: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
May 22: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
June 20: Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
September 3-6: Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival
It may be no coincidence Bright Eyes chose 2020 to make the reunion official. Two of their albums celebrated 15th anniversaries this month: Digital Ash in a Digital Urn and I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning were both released in January 2005. And the album Fevers and Mirrors will turn 20 in May.