Bright Eyes (tickets | music) is gearing up for a new album and has
announced a handful shows in North America.
Dates kick off Feb. 25 in Chicago, and the band will hit mostly East
Coast and West Coast cities in the US as well as Toronto, Ontario.
There will be two-night stands in March at New York City's Bowery
Ballroom, Los Angeles' El Rey and San Francisco's Great American Music
Hall. Details are listed below.
Oberst and company spent much of 2006 in the studio, working on their
followup to the simultaneous 2005 releases, "I'm Wide Awake, It's
Morning" and "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn," as well as a live album,
"Motion Sickness," which was also released last year. On the tour
front, Bright Eyes did a run of Canadian dates last summer and made a
couple of US festival appearances.
The end of 2006 saw the release of "Noise Floor," a collection of
singles, one-offs, unreleased tracks, collaborations and covers
recorded between 1998 and 2005.
Now, Bright Eyes are coming out with the "Four Winds" EP in March,
whetting fans' appetite for the band's sixth full-length record,
"Cassadaga," slated for an April 10 release.
Besides Oberst, the band's lineup for the new record includes
full-timers Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, as well as guest appearances
from Gillian Welch and Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss, according to a
Despite Bright Eyes' evolution from basement band to critically
acclaimed commercial success, the group remains with hometown Omaha
indie label Saddle Creek Records, which handles band updates on its
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