Bright Eyes Expands U.S. Tour


Album arrives Feb. 15 and a tour
follows hot on the heels in early March.


By Blurt


As noted
in this space, Bright
Eyes’ seventh studio album, The People’s Key, is
out February 15th on Saddle Creek, and the band will be touring extensively – its first
in three years. Keep your eyes peeled at BLURT for an in-depth review of
the album. Writes our reviewer, “The band’s past output demands that
this be the crescendo of all crescendos: some kind of frenetic, schizophrenic,
glory-dripping crown of an album, replete with barrelling snares, funereal
horns, and vocal cracks deeper than the San Andreas Fault. An absolute


The first
leg of the tour has now confirmed label mates Cursive (March
3rd – March 10th excluding Radio City Music Hall shows) and Mynabirds (March 11th – March 17th) as
support. The core Bright Eyes group – Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis,
Nathaniel Wolcott – will be augmented by four additional musicians and the 7-piece
band will be kicking off this tour in Miami in
March before taking in the South, the East Coast, the Midwest, Texas, Canada
and the West Coast.


pre-sales for newly added dates will begin Wednesday, January 12, with
public on-sales beginning Friday, January 14 – go to for
full details.



Tour Dates:


3/2      Miami, FL                             Fillmore
Miami Beach At Jackie Gleason Theater *
3/3      Lake
Buena Vista, FL        House of Blues *
3/4      Atlanta,
GA                          The
Tabernacle *
3/5      Asheville,
       Thomas Wolfe Auditorium *
3/6      Richmond,
      The National *
3/8      New
York, NY                
     Radio City Music Hall ^
3/9      New
York, NY                 
    Radio City Music Hall ^   SOLD OUT
3/10     Boston,
   House Of Blues *  SOLD OUT
3/11     Portland, ME                    
  State Theatre#
3/13     Toronto,
ON                       Sound
3/14     Royal Oak, MI                    Royal
Oak Music Theatre #
3/15     Chicago,
Theatre  #  SOLD OUT

3/16    Champaign, IL             
 Foellinger Auditorium #

3/17     Nashville, TN                  
  Ryman Auditorium #

3/19    Austin, TX                     
  SXSW Ground Control
Touring Showcase Auditorium Shores**

4/3      Milwaukee, WI           
  The Riverside Theater

4/3      Minneapolis,
  First Avenue
4/5      Minneapolis,
MN         First
4/8     Vancouver,
BC               Commodore
4/9     Portland, OR                
   Crystal Ballroom
4/12    Oakland,
CA                    Fox
4/13    Pomona, CA                     Fox


w/ Cursive

^ w/
Superchunk and WILD FLAG

# w/

**w/ The
Felice Brothers, Middle Brother and Man Man



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