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Big Thief playing Conor Oberst/Hop Along Prospect Park show, Newport Folk Fest, more

Big Thief at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Big Thief at Prospect Park in 2016 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Saddle Creek vet Conor Oberst (who is currently signed to Nonesuch as a solo artist) is touring this year and playing a big Celebrate Brooklyn! show on July 20 at Prospect Park with one of Saddle Creek’s best newer bands, Hop Along. That bill is now even cooler, because another of Saddle Creek’s best newer bands, Big Thief, were added to the bill as well. Tickets for this great show are still available.

Conor and Big Thief will also cross paths at Willie Nelson’s SXSW show. At that show, the Brooklyn show, the rest of the tour, and on his upcoming album, Conor will be backed by The Felice Brothers. All dates and more info here.

As for Big Thief, they have other shows coming up including tons of cool festivals: Wilco’s Sound on Sound Fest, Green Man, Pickathon, and Forecastle. They’re also one of the artists announced for Newport Folk Festival, which is slowly revealing its lineup (others include Fleet Foxes and Angel Olsen). All Big Thief dates are listed below.

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Big Thief — 2017 Tour Dates
Feb 24 Zoo Twilights – Melbourne Zoo Parkville, Australia
Feb 26 THE CURTIN Carlton, Australia
Feb 28 Northcote Social Club Melbourne Vic, Australia
Mar 01 Newtown Social Club Newtown, Australia
Mar 02 Wombarra BowlsClub – Spunk Records Show Wombarra, Australia
Mar 04 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Mar 05 Sunset Tavern Seattle, WA
Mar 07 Rickshaw Stop San Francisco, CA
Mar 08 The Troubadour West Hollywood, CA
Mar 10 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
Mar 11 VIVA PHX Festival Phoenix, AZ
Mar 16 Luck Reunion Spicewood, TX
Mar 19 Less Stress Fest at Lola’s Saloon 6th Fort Worth, TX
Mar 20 Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA
Mar 21 Syndicate Lounge Birmingham, AL
Mar 22 The Earl Atlanta, GA
Mar 23 40 Watt Club Athens, GA
Mar 24 The Garage Winston Salem, NC
Mar 25 Songbyrd Washington, DC
Mar 26 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA
Jun 01 Nelsonville Art & Music Festival Nelsonville, OH
Jun 23 Solid Sound Festival North Adams, MA
Jul 16 Forecastle Festival – Waterfront Park Louisville, KY
Jul 20 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival Brooklyn, NY w/ Conor Oberst, Hop Along
Jul 28 Newport Folk Festival Newport, RI
Aug 03 Pickathon Happy Valley, OR

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