Named the Best Songwriter of 2008 by Rolling Stone Magazine, Oberst first came to recognition in the late 90s, releasing a handful of critically acclaimed albums on his own record label before he had even finished high school. As the front man and songwriter for Bright Eyes, Oberst soon went from critics darling to a commercial success story, when he released two albums in 2005 that both reached the top 20 of the Billboard charts, and attracted a worldwide following for the band. In the decade that has followed, Oberst has continued his prolific run, releasing three solo albums alongside further records with Bright Eyes, the Mystic Valley Band, indie-supergroup Monsters of Folk and Desaparecidos.
His latest release Upside Down Mountain has been hailed by critics as his finest work to date, Rolling Stone Magazine calling it “the most immediately charming record he has ever made” and had NME glowing that Oberst is “back to his sincere, melancholy best on his latest album”. Australian fans can expect to hear tracks from Upside Down Mountain alongside songs from Oberst’s treasured back catalogue. Here is a taste of Conor and his band in fine form on Letterman, performing album highlight Hundreds of Ways.
Very special guest at all shows will be The Felice Brothers return to Australia with their latest album Favorite Waitress, which was recorded in the Omaha studio of Bright Eyes member, Mike Mogis.
Favorite Waitress has been called “a compelling record” by Q Magazine, and a “cracked, smart and surprisingly powerful album” by CMJ. The five-piece from the Catskill Mountains in New York, were last here in 2011. Fasterlouder reviewed their Sydney headline calling it a “true celebration of a band that is as genuine as they come and who delivered a masterful set of music unfettered by current trends yet wholly contemporary in its sound.”
So, an incredible evening of music awaits. Make haste and secure your ticket to this magical musical pairing.
|25/02/15||Brisbane, QLD||The Triffid|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $66 + BF. Supported by The Felice Brothers. Tickets available from Love Police and The Triffid|
|26/02/15||Melbourne, VIC||The Corner Hotel|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $66 + BF. Supported by The Felice Brothers. SOLD OUT.|
|28/02/15||Melbourne, VIC||Melbourne Zoo|
|Time: 8:00pm. Supported by The Felice Brothers. Tickets available from Melbourne Zoo|
|04/03/15||Sydney, NSW||The Metro|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $66 + BF. Supported by The Felice Brothers. Tickets available from The Metro.|
|05/03/15||Thirroul, NSW||Anita’s Theatre|
|Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $55 + BF. Supported by The Felice Brothers. Tickets available from Love Police and Ticketmaster|
|06/03/15||Sydney, NSW||Taronga Zoo|
|Time: 8:00pm. Supported by The Felice Brothers. Tickets available from Taronga Zoo|
|08/03/15||Melbourne, VIC||Golden Plains|
|Time: 12:00pm. Tickets available from Golden Plains.|