It’s been 9 years since the release of The People’s Key, the last record by Bright Eyes. Since then, it seemed Conor Oberst’s American indie legends had disbanded, with Oberst releasing a string of solo records and busying himself with other projects. However, they’ve just announced they are back together, recording a new studio record and with a world tour in the calendar, hitting Manchester’s O2 Apollo this September. Oberst formed Bright Eyes as a solo project in 1995, when he was 15. His first album, A Collection Of Songs Written And Recorded 1995–1997, was a basement recording that was later picked up by Saddle Creek Records. When Oberst was joined by Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, Bright Eyes went on to record critical acclaimed records much-beloved by audiences around the world, notably 2000’s Fevers and Mirrors, and 2002’s Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground, and 2005’s I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning. Manchester’s legendary Apollo welcomes them back this autumn.

Wed 2 Sep, 7pm, O2 Apollo,
Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 6AP
, £37.40
Edward Lane
Published on:
Tue 10 Mar 2020