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06.22.2020

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Bright Eyes' long-awaited tenth studio album and first record since 2011, Down in the Weeds Where the World Once Was, will be released via Dead Oceans on August 21st.

Today's announcement comes alongside brand new single "Mariana Trench," which rattles with anxiety, its epic sprawl exploding with a forward-chugging momentum of syncopated brass. Along with a mesmerizing, hand-painted animated video, "Mariana Trench" will premiere shortly at 9:30am Eastern.

Watch the official premiere page here

As a title, as a thesis, Down In The Weeds, Where the World Once Was functions on a global, apocalyptic level of anxiety that looms throughout the record. But on a personal level, it speaks to rooting around in the dirt of one’s memories, trying to find the preciousness that’s overgrown and unrecognizable. For Conor Oberst, coming back to Bright Eyes was a bit of that. A symbol of simpler times, vaguely nostalgic. And even though it wasn’t actually possible to go back to the way things were, even though there wasn’t an easy happy ending, there was a new reality left to work with.

Dead Oceans is offering exclusive standard and deluxe bundles to pre-order on the Secretly Store, which include Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was 2xLP on limited transparent red & transparent orange vinyl, "Persona Non Grata" b/w "Flirted With You All My Life" 7” on limited transparent orange with opaque red splatter, and various other exclusive items.

All 2xLP variants feature a two-inch die cut hole through the entire package revealing the LPs from both sides. Side D contains an animated phenakistoscope etching by Drew Tetz and a four-panel lyric booklet.

PRE-ORDER https://bright-eyes.ffm.to/ditwwtwow

Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was track list:

  1. 1. Pageturner’s Rag
  2. 2. Dance And Sing
  3. 3. Just Once In The World
  4. 4. Mariana Trench
  5. 5. One and Done
  6. 6. Pan and Broom
  7. 7. Stairwell Song
  8. 8. Persona Non Grata
  9. 9. Tilt-A-Whirl
  10. 10. Hot Car in the Sun
  11. 11. Forced Convalescence
  12. 12. To Death’s Heart (In Three Parts)
  13. 13. Calais To Dover
  14. 14. Comet Song


05.22.2020

Regretfully, we have to postpone or cancel our 2020 European tour dates.  Most tour dates have been rescheduled for the same time period in 2021 and we very much look forward to seeing you then. Existing tickets for rescheduled shows remain valid for the new dates.  If you can’t make the new date, please check at your point of purchase for a refund. xo, Team Bright Eyes

Regretfully, we have to postpone or cancel our 2020 European tour dates. Most tour dates have been rescheduled for the same time period in 2021 and we very much look forward to seeing you then. Existing tickets for rescheduled shows remain valid for the new dates.

If you can’t make the new date, please check at your point of purchase for a refund.

xo, Team Bright Eyes


RESCHEDULED EU/UK TOUR 2021

  • 15-Aug-21 Copenhagen DK - Vega
  • 17-Aug-21 Hamburg DE - Grosse Freiheit
  • 18-Aug-21 Prague CZ - Lucerna Music Bar
  • 20-Aug-21 Berlin DE - Tempodrom
  • 21-Aug-21 Frankfurt DE - Batschkapp
  • 23-Aug-21 Amsterdam NL - Paradiso
  • 24-Aug-21 Cologne DE - Carlswerk Victoria
  • 26-Aug-21 Vienna AT - Open Air Arena
  • 27-Aug-21 Munich DE - Muffathalle
  • 28-Aug-21 Zurich CH - X-Tra
  • 31-Aug-21 Birmingham UK - O2 Institute
  • 01-Sep-21 Dublin IR - Vicar Street
  • 02-Sep-21 Glasgow UK - Barrowlands Ballroom
  • 03-Sep-21 Manchester UK - O2 Apollo
  • 04-Sep-21 London UK - Eventim Apollo
  • 02-05-Sep Salisbury UK - End of the Road

04.24.2020

Thank you for your patience. Regretfully, yet predictably, we have had to re-think many of our upcoming tour dates.  We hope to be in a better position to gather and celebrate at a later date.  A European tour update will follow soon.  
Existing tickets are valid for rescheduled and postponed dates. Refunds are available for all shows - cancelled or not.  Refund policies on rescheduled and postponed shows vary but we can say for certain that refunds will be offered for at least 30 days. Please enquire at the point of purchase.  
Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. Hope to see you on the road.

Thank you for your patience. Regretfully, yet predictably, we have had to re-think many of our upcoming tour dates. We hope to be in a better position to gather and celebrate at a later date. A European tour update will follow soon.

Existing tickets are valid for rescheduled and postponed dates.

Refunds are available for all shows - cancelled or not. Refund policies for rescheduled and postponed shows vary, but refunds will be offered for at least 30 days beginning May 1. Please enquire at the point of purchase about refunds.

Take care of yourselves. Take care of each other. Hope to see you on the road.


RESCHEDULED / POSTPONED
  • JUN 12 WORCESTER MA / THE PALLADIUM JULY 30 2021*
  • JUN 16 BETHLEHEM PA / LEVITT PAVILLION STEEL STACKS JULY 29 2021*
  • JUN 18 PORTLAND ME / STATE THEATRE  POSTPONED
  • JUN 19 NEW HAVEN CT / COLLEGE STREET MUSIC HALL POSTPONED
  • JUN 20 QUEENS NY / FOREST HILLS STADIUM JULY 31 2021
CANCELLED

MAY 14 SPOKANE WA / KNITTING FACTORY • MAY 15 BOISE ID / KNITTING FACTORY • MAY 16 TACOMA WA / TEMPLE THEATER MAY 18 SONOMA CA / GUNDLACH BUNDSCHU • MAY 19 SANTA CRUZ CA / CIVIC CENTER • MAY 21 22 23 LOS ANGELES CA / HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM MAY 24 SANTA BARBARA CA / SANTA BARBARA BOWL • JUN 13 LAFAYETTE NY / BEAK AND SKIFF • JUN 14 LEWISTON NY / ART PARK JUN 17 BURLINGTON VT / SHELBURNE MUSUEM


04.17.2020

Dear Bright Eyes Concert Ticket Holders

Thank you for your patience as we sort out our revised touring plans for 2020. We are working hard to get you an update and will have some news as soon as possible. With so much uncertainty right now, we are trying to take careful steps to get it right. Please bear with us a little longer, we’ll have something to report in the near future. Thinking about you and yours. - Team Bright Eyes


03.24.2020

Hello friends, Strange days indeed. Just wanted to send our love and solidarity to everyone out there feeling alone, frightened and isolated. You are not alone. We are all in this together. We, like so many others, had many plans for 2020. We will be releasing a new album this year no matter what. We also have lots of touring plans which we are now reassessing. We will keep you informed as things progress. We very much want to get on the road and hope to see you all in person sooner rather than later. Until then, here is a song called Persona Non Grata. We hope you like it. It was hard to decide which song to share first because they are all quite different, but but one seemeed as good of a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes! Which is a first for us. We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. Thinking of you fondly. Your pals, Conor, Mike, and Nate.

Hello friends, Strange days indeed. Just wanted to send our love and solidarity to everyone out there feeling alone, frightened and isolated. You are not alone. We are all in this together. We, like so many others, had many plans for 2020. We will be releasing a new album this year no matter what. We also have lots of touring plans which we are now reassessing. We will keep you informed as things progress. We very much want to get on the road and hope to see you all in person sooner rather than later. Until then, here is a song called Persona Non Grata. We hope you like it. It was hard to decide which song to share first because they are all quite different, but but one seemeed as good of a place as any to start. And it has bagpipes! Which is a first for us. We hope this finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. Thinking of you fondly. Your pals, Conor, Mike, and Nate.

Persona Non Grata

Listen to Persona Non Grata


01.21.20

After a 9 year hiatus, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott have re-grouped to record and tour in 2020. In 2019, the trio returned to the studio to quietly begin work on new material -- and late 2019 marked the band's signing to indie label Dead Oceans.

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