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Sunday, Mar 26, 2017 7:00 PM
$32.50 - Reserved Seating + Fees
Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

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Conor Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide (www.plannedparenthood.org)


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Conor Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood and their work delivering vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people in the US and worldwide (www.plannedparenthood.org)




Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two plus decades, he’s released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, under his own name, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of the The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

While it’s been two years since his last solo album, Oberst didn’t expect to record an album this year. He hadn’t even written any songs. But like John Lennon so famously said: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Which goes a long way toward explaining how his fourth solo album Ruminations (Nonesuch Records) was born. He had moved back to his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska last fall after being briefly hospitalized in Jacksonville, Florida and being forced to cancel a tour with his rock band Desaparecidos, due to what doctors said was definitely laryngitis, anxiety, exhaustion, and, following an abnormal result from an MRI, possibly something very wrong with his brain.

Once the musician was back in Omaha, he reconnected with an old school friend who is now a physician specializing in brain research at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Oberst traveled to the Clinic to have a battery of tests lasting several days. Following a diagnosis of a benign cyst on the brain, Oberst was elated yet still unexpectedly at loose ends in Omaha—having given up his New York apartment after 13 years in the East Village—Oberst was faced with some long, cold, claustrophobic winter nights, with nothing really to do. Such conditions were the same as those that contributed to the very early songs he penned in his boyhood bedroom. This resulted in the anxious poetry, heightened self-awareness, and revealing confessionals that catalogued his doubts, demons, and nightmares. With Ruminations Oberst returns to the unselfconscious intimacy and revelations of his earlier works.