Conor Oberst has shared the music video for “Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out,” which was filmed at the very same bar in Manhattan’s East Village that inspired the song. Its director, Greg Marinaccio, also directed Conor’s “You Are Your Mother’s Child” video. Watch HERE.
Oberst will release a new album, Salutations, on Nonesuch Records, on March 17, 2017. The album is a companion piece to 2016’s lauded Ruminations.
When Oberst wrote and created the original, entirely solo versions of the songs on Ruminations he intended to ultimately record them with a full band. In the midst of putting together that band, which paired upstate New York’s The Felice Brothers with the legendary drummer Jim Keltner, the passionate response Oberst was getting to those original recordings encouraged him to release the songs as-is, in their original sparse form, as his seventh solo album, Ruminations (released in October 2016).
Salutations was recorded at Shangri-la Studios in Malibu and co-produced with Keltner and long-time musical compadre Andy LeMaster (engineer). Guest contributions come courtesy of Jim James, Blake Mills, Maria Taylor, M Ward, Gillian Welch, Gus Seyffert, Pearl Charles, Nathaniel Walcott, and Jonathan Wilson. Salutations includes full-band versions of the ten songs from Ruminations, plus seven additional songs, some from an additional session at Five Star Studios in Echo Park in fall 2016.
Oberst, with The Felice Brothers as his backing band, will tour in support of Salutations beginning March 9 in his hometown of Omaha, with stops at LA’s Greek Theater in May and Celebrate Brooklyn Festival (with Hop Along and Big Thief as support) in July (full schedule below). Oberst has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket sold on US headline dates will go to 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. General on sale starts Friday, February 24th at noon EST. All tour dates below.
A video for “A Little Uncanny,” directed by Josh Rawson (The Felice Brothers), may be viewed here.
Conor Oberst Tour Dates:
27 Sydney, AUS @ Sydney Opera House
9 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room Lounge (SOLD OUT) #
10 Kansas City, MO @ Madrid Theater #
11 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall #
12 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom #
14 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #
16 Spicewood, TX @ Luck Reunion
17 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live #
18 New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre #
19 Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre #
21 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel #
22 Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29 #
23 Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
24 McMinnville, TN @ Bluegrass Underground
25 St Louis, MO @ The Pageant #
26 Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theater #
12 Oakland, CA @ The Fox %
13 Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theater
14 San Diego, CA @ The Observatory %
16 Tucson, AZ @ Rialto %
18 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls %
19 Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater %
20 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater %
21 McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey %
23 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge %
24 Wichita, KS @ Orpheum Theater %
31 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Theater*
1 Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Fest
3 Norfolk, VA @ NorVa*
4 Wilmington, NC @ The Throne Theater*
14-16 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival
20 Brooklyn, NY @ Celebrate Brooklyn ^
21 Boston, MA @ The House of Blues +
28 Camden, NJ @ XPoNential Festival with Wilco and Hop Along