Posted in music | tour dates on November 30, 2010

Conor

Ben Kweller just toured through NYC, hitting the Rock Shop in Park Slope for two performances on Saturday night (11/27). Those who chose the early show were treated to guest appearances by both Adam Green and John Shade (who has a show coming up with Mountain Man). Those who chose the late show also got Green and Shade, but won with an appearance by Conor Oberst who joined Ben for a rendition of Bright Eyes song "Another Travelin' Song." A video of that is below.

You might remember Bright Eyes as that band/project Conor led before he started calling himself by his actual name. You may remember seeing Ben Kweller and Conor Oberst play together on stage when Ben opened for Conor at Terminal 5 in 2008.

If my calculations are correct, it's been a bit over three years since "Bright Eyes" played NYC. That November 2007 show was at Radio City Music Hall with Thurston Moore and the Felice Brothers, and earlier that year Bright Eyes played seven nights in a row at Town Hall with special guests that included Britt Daniel, Ben Gibbard, and Ben Kweller.

On March 9, 2011 Bright Eyes will return to NYC and to Radio City Music Hall for a sort-of-all Merge Records bill that will include opening sets by Superchunk and Wild Flag (Conor put out a solo album on Merge and Wild Flag are signed to Merge too). Radio City tickets ranging in price from $25-$39.50 will go on general sale Saturday, December 4th, at 10am, but a presale begins somewhere on December 1st at noon for that show, and for Bright Eyes' only other scheduled gig: June 23rd at Royal Albert Hall in London. There's also an AmEx presale for the NYC show starting Wednesday at noon.

The UK and NYC shows will be in support of a brand new Bright Eyes album, that is coming out on Conor's label Saddle Creek on February 15th, 2011. It's called The People's Key...

"Since 2006 the once revolving cast of Bright Eyes players has settled around permanent members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, with additional musicians joining them in the studio and on tour. Fully realized and bursting with charisma, The People's Key is an assured and accomplished album, artfully arranged and filled with the engaging and mesmeric songwriting for which Oberst is renowned. Recorded in Omaha, Nebraska, at the band's own ARC Studios, The People's Key was produced by Mike Mogis and engineered by Mogis and Andy LeMaster.

Additional Bright Eyes players on The People's Key: Andy LeMaster, (Now It's Overhead), Matt Maginn (Cursive), Carla Azar (Autolux), Clark Baechle (The Faint), Shane Aspegren (The Berg Sans Nipple), Laura Burhenn (The Mynabirds) and Denny Brewer (Refried Ice Cream)." - Saddle Creek

Full tracklist below.

The Radio City show is one day before Wild Flag (the Sleater-Kinney band) plays DC.

Ben Kweller opens for Pete Yorn at Terminal 5 on March 11th.

The Kweller/Oberst video, all dates, and the tracklist below...

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Ben Kweller & Conor Oberst - Another Travelin' Song LIVE @ The Rock Shop

Bright Eyes - 2011 Tour Dates
March 9th New York, NY Radio City Music Hall*
June 23rd London, UK Royal Albert Hall#
*Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: December 4 at 10AM EST
# Pre-Sale Begins: December 1 at 12PM EST. Public On-Sale: Saturday, December 4 at 9AM

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Full track list for The People's Key:
1 Firewall
2 Shell Games
3 Jejune Stars
4 Approximate Sunlight
5 Haile Selassie
6 A Machine Spiritual (In The People's Key)
7 Triple Spiral
8 Beginner's Mind
9 Ladder Song
10 One For You, One For Me

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WILD FLAG - 2011 TOUR DATES
Mar 6 2011 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
Mar 09 2011 Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY w/ Bright Eyes
Mar 10 2011 The Black Cat DC, Washington
Mar 11 2011 Local 506 Chapel Hill, NC
Mar 12 2011 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Mar ?? 2011 SXSW Austin, TX

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Comments (48)

who?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:00 PM

I'm pretty excited for this show! Superchunk and Wild Flag should be pretty rad and I've wanted to see Bright Eyes for a while. It's rare that I go to shows at venues this big but if I can score close seats it'd be worth it.

Posted by Sarah | November 30, 2010 4:01 PM

<3

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:01 PM

ben kreller and bwight eyes

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:21 PM

Still don't get how Superchunk is opening for Bright Eyes. Should be the other way around, but really should be a Superchunk show with a better opener.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:22 PM

i mean, i love Superchunk and their live show is amazing, but I would just picture tons of people leaving after Bright Eyes if Superchunk was the headliner.

messed up, but the troof.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:27 PM

is conor barking towards the end? (3:55)

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:28 PM

Is there a presale other than the Amex one? If so does anyone have a password?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:31 PM

On the site it says US $36.70 - US $51.55

not $25 - $39.50

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:40 PM

anyone know the presale password?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:43 PM

Remember when this schmuck played Maxwell's and the Village Underground? The younger the females, the happier Conor was..

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 4:59 PM

Here's hoping Superchunk opens one of the YTL shows this week

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:06 PM

I don't even care about the music. I just hate this band because they are called "Bright Eyes".

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:07 PM

BRIGHT EYES SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:08 PM

Can we get a password UP IN HERE?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:09 PM

happiness

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:19 PM

sos the 7th or 8th maybe Wild flag will play bowery

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:23 PM

I don't even care about the music. I just hate this band because they are called "Bright Eyes".

>> is this the first you heard of Bright Eyes ? they aren't exactly obscure...

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:24 PM

pw = spiderlegs

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 5:57 PM

pw=hummus

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 6:53 PM

great photo

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 6:55 PM

If it just says amex presale, it means you need to have an amex...do we have to go through this every time a show goes on sale? No password, just an amex.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 7:03 PM

conor oberst performed an abortion on my sister, with his bare fucking hands.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 7:07 PM

Bright Eyes is for closet emos

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 7:26 PM

There is also an internet presale, in a separate category from the Amex presale, though. Shouldn't there be a password for that?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 7:57 PM

i'd want to go just to see superchunk at rcmh, and they should be headlining.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 8:12 PM

Amex sucks..pay for a credit card, what a joke!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 8:32 PM

It also says internet presale..

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 8:49 PM

so there should be a password, but apparently no one knows it. rahhh

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 8:50 PM

So excited.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2010 9:59 PM

So amazing that Rock Shop show! Cheers!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 12:39 AM

hey, thats my youtube vid

Posted by cris | December 1, 2010 12:40 AM

I have gotten Amex presales before and I don't own an Amex card, all you need is the password. Same thing with Citibank presales.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 9:38 AM

Hopefully Superchunk will headline a show in town while they're here opening for this chump.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 10:27 AM

"A LIMITED NUMBER OF $25.00 PRESALE TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE STARTING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1 @ NOON. PUBLIC ON SALE BEGINS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 4 @ 10AM."

From the TM website. Sounds like only the shitty seats will be part of the presale.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 11:23 AM

MEH Eyes

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 11:38 AM

Got HH Center. That's good enough for me.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 12:04 PM

Scored some center orchestra, not too shabby

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 12:10 PM

AAA pit for $36 each ain't too shitty

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 12:12 PM

Yup I got center Orchestra too - not bad at all!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 12:17 PM

AAA pit for me as well!!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 12:48 PM

Best pre-sale ever? Quite possibly...

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 1:14 PM

I'll say!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 1:54 PM

AAA Pit for me as well. Front row center. I can't wait to sell these motherfuckers for big money.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 2:52 PM

AAA is front row, but not pit. There's no pit at Radio City, those seats are bolted into the ground!

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 3:17 PM

how much are you selling your tix for? i'll buy them

Posted by ch | December 1, 2010 6:00 PM

Hey, 3:17....it is the Orchestra Pit. Those seats are not bolted to the ground, brah.

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2010 7:28 PM

Yeah, I'll buy those tickets for a lot of money. Hit me back at clickitrocky@gmail.com

Posted by KJ | December 6, 2010 9:54 PM

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