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Conor Oberst announces new solo album

Conor Oberst on stage with his band Bright Eyes
Conor Oberst on stage with his band Bright Eyes
Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

The lead singer of indie/folk rock mainstays Bright Eyes, has announced plans to release a new solo album. The follow up to his 2009 solo effort, “The Outer South,” will be entitled “Upside Down Mountain” and will be out May 20th. While a Bright Eyes album and a Conor Oberst solo output are going to be different, fans of the band will still find enjoyment from his solo efforts. The expressive lyrics, emotion, and perfectly imperfect vocals are still there. Oberst was also kind enough to share a track off the new new record. The track, “Hundreds of Ways,” is an upbeat, twangy number complete with horns and darkly encouraging lyrics. Along with the new song and promise of a new album, he also announced a spring tour throughout the U.S. with Dawes as the opening act. The tour dates can be seen below.

05/08 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom

05/09 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

05/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival

05/11 – Nashville, TN @ Charleston Music Hall

05/13 – Jacksonville, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

05/14 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham

05/16 – Gulf Shores, AL @ The Hangout Festival

05/17 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29

05/22 – Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury

05/23 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

05/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

05/25 – Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead

05/27 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre

05/29 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

05/30 – Chicago, IL @ Metro

05/31 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater

06/01 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

06/02 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

06/04 – Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium

06/05 - Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note

06/06 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium

06/07 - Lexington, KY @ Buster’s

07/29 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summer Stage at Rumsey Playfield