Bright Eyes Down In The Weeds Where The World Once Was’ review: legends return after almost a decade.
The band were due to hit the road this August with shows in London, Manchester, Dublin, Birmingham and Glasgow.
But due to the COVID pandemic they have now been forced to move the dates to August 2022 with their opening show at London Eventim Apollo kicking off on August 30. They will wrap up their tour at Glasgow Barrowland on September 6.
See the full list of dates below.
30 – London Eventim Apollo
31 – Manchester O2 Apollo
1 – Dublin Vicar Street
5 – Birmingham O2 Institute
6 – Glasgow Barrowland
Despite the postponed dates in the UK, Bright Eyes are still set to go ahead with their forthcoming US dates later this month.
The band will be performing tracks from their recent album ‘Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was’, for an 11-date East Coast tour.
Reviewing the album, NME wrote: “Naysayers may have scoffed at the ’21st Century Bob Dylan’ tag when it was first applied to Oberst, but his maturity and depth can’t be denied here.”
27 – Lewiston, NY – Artpark Amphitheatre
28 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl (with Japanese Breakfast and Lucy Dacus)
29 – Bethlehem, PA – Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
30 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
31 – New York, NY – Forest Hills Tennis Stadium (with Waxahatchee and Japanese Breakfast)
03 – Charlottesville, VA – Ting Pavilion
04 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
05 – Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit
06 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
07 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
08 – Birmingham, AL – Sloss Furnaces
Last autumn, Bright Eyes shared a new song featuring Phoebe Bridgers called ‘Miracle Of Life’. Described as “a protest song”, the track discusses abortion rights in America and all proceeds from the track went to Planned Parenthood.
“This song should not exist in 2020 America,” Conor Oberst said of the song, which also features previous Bright Eyes collaborators including Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea and Queens Of The Stone Age drummer Jon Theodore.