In the winter of 2016, Conor Oberst found himself hibernating in his hometown of Omaha after living in New York City for more than a decade. He emerged with the unexpectedly raw, unadorned solo album Ruminations, available October 14, 2016, on Nonesuch Records. “I wasn’t expecting to write a record. I honestly wasn’t expecting to do much of anything. Winter in Omaha can have a paralyzing effect on a person but in this case it worked in my favor. I was just staying up late every night playing piano and watching the snow pile up outside the window. Next thing I knew I had burned through all the firewood in the garage and had more than enough songs for a record. I recorded them quick to get them down but then it just felt right to leave them alone,” says Oberst.

Ruminations is available to pre-order now from iTunes and from Oberst will perform songs from the album at a handful of special solo shows this fall at venues including Carnegie Hall and the Ryman Auditorium; complete tour dates are below.


Desaparecidos Forced To Cancel Remainder Of US Tour

Desaparecidos has been forced to cancel the remainder of their US tour dates. Conor Oberst fell ill while on tour in Jacksonville, Florida and was briefly hospitalized due to laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion. In consultation with his doctors, the band has reluctantly agreed to cancel all scheduled live dates. Conor will be heading home to Omaha to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery.

All affected dates below. Refunds available at point of purchase.


10-28​ The Orpheum​ – Ybor City, FL​
10-29​ The Social – Orlando, FL​
10-30​ THE FEST- Gainesville, FL​
11-01​ Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL​
11-02​ Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS​
11-03​ The Republic – New Orleans, LA​
11-05​ Numbers – Houston, TX​
11-06​ Trees – Dallas, TX​
11-07​ Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX​
11-09​ Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX​
11-10​ The Pressroom – Phoenix, AZ​ -Florence Project Fundraiser with Tom Morello & The SoSo Glos
11-11​ Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA​
11-12​ The Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA​
11-13​ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA​
11-14​ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA​
11-15​ Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA​
11-17​ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR​
11-18​ Showbox – Seattle, WA​
11-20​ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT​
11-21​ Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO​
11-22​ O’Leavers – Omaha, NE

12-02 Webster Hall – Ground Control Touring – 15th Anniversary Show – New York, NY

Solo shows + Desaparecidos Tour Dates

Conor will play a handful of solo dates in the midwest before heading out with Desaparecidos.

Conor Oberst

Date City Venue Tickets
09/28 San Luis Obispo, CA Fremont Theater buy
with Miwi La Lupa, Anna McClellan
10/01 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore buy
10/02 Pomona, CA The Glasshouse buy
10/03 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl buy
10/05 Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe Brewing buy
10/07 Dallas, TX Granada Theater buy
10/08 Austin, TX Austin City Limits
11/06 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium buy
11/17 Toronto, ONT Massey Hall buy
11/23 New York, NY Carnegie Hall buy
11/26 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall buy
11/27 Chicago, IL Thalia Hall buy
12/10 Los Angeles, CA The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church buy
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