Conor Oberst recently announced a tour, including a solo show at Carnegie Hall in November (tickets), and now he has revealed that the tour will support a new solo album. It's called Ruminations and it's due out October 14 via Nonesuch (pre-order). Here's Conor on the record:

I wasn't expecting to write a record. I honestly wasn't expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone.

It's reportedly going to be a more bare-bones album than Conor's recent solo LPs and the recent Bright Eyes stuff, with just guitar, piano, and harmonica. He recorded the whole thing in 48 hours at his studio ARC with engineer Ben Brodin.

Check out the tracklist and tour schedule below.


2. Barbary Coast (later)
3. Gossamer Thin
4. Counting Sheep
5. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
6. The Rain Follows the Plow
7. A Little Uncanny
8. Next of Kin
9.You All Loved Him Once
10. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out

Conor Oberst -- 2016 Tour Dates
August 18 - Grand Island, NE @ 309 N Pine Street
August 20 - Lyons, CO @ Rocky Mountain Folks Festival
September 28 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theatre
October 1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
October 2 - Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
October 3 - Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
October 5 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Bridge at Santa Fe Brewing Company
October 7 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
October 8 - Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
November 6 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium *
November 17 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall *
November 23 - New York, NY @ Carnegie Hall *
November 26 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT) *
November 27 - Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT) *
December 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church *
December 10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (SOLD OUT) *

*Solo shows
Miwi La Lupa supporting 9/28 & 10/1
Anna McClellan supporting 9/28
Jim James supporting 10/1
Pearl Charles supporting 10/2-10/7
Simon Joyner supporting 11/23

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