Indie rock posterboy Conor Oberst may have outgrown the wunderkind label of his early days, but maturity has done nothing to diminish the wonder in his music. Fans of Oberst's many projects — Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos, the Mystic Valley Band — have found much to love in his recent solo work, and the prolific singer covers a bit of everything at his discography-spanning live shows. Whether he's performing stripped down arrangements with just a guitar or adding bombast to his compositions with backing musicians and electronics, Oberst delivers the same heartfelt, emotional performances he's become known for. In support of the 2014 release of Upside Down Mountain, Oberst will embark on a series of highly anticipated US tour dates with special guest Dawes.
Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Oberst was involved in choir and other musical activities during high school. By age 13, he had self-released a cassette album called Water, which he recorded in the family home's basement with his father's four track recorder. The label Oberst and his brother founded for the release would become venerated indie label Saddle Creek Records, which they still own and operate today with a roster of bands that includes Cursive and Tokyo Police Club. After several early projects, the precocious young Oberst hit his stride with Bright Eyes, one of the most acclaimed indie bands of the '00s. Alongside his work with the band, Oberst has continued to release solo material, with 2014's Upside Down Mountain marking his ninth solo album.
FANS WHO BOUGHT TICKETS SAY:
"Not only did he play many old songs that I know and love, he also spoke to the crowd, made us laugh, and mesmerized us with his talent and artistry."
"His performance was one I'll never forget. He was so coherent and raw...loved that he actually spoke to the crowd and was social." "Mindblowing! Conor was so much fun, played songs from most of his discography"