Get Teary Eyed With Conor Oberst 9/7 at The Palace Theatre


Notorious sad boy Conor Oberst will be taking over the Palace Theatre in Saint Paul on Thursday, September 7th. Oberst has been releasing music since 1993 and there seems to be no end in sight. With influences that range from The Smiths to Neil Young with a little Fugazi and a little The Cure, Oberst is a legend if you’re part of the scene. Best known for his work as the singer of Bright Eyes, Oberst is a truly talented musician with a knack for some of the most beautiful lyrics. I remember all of my breakups in high school (okay, there were only three of them) by what Bright Eyes song I was listening to at the time. His music is calming and can bring tears to your eyes with it’s beauty, but it has an energy and a sense of raw fierceness that keeps you from wanting to bawl through his shows. Having seen Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos (another one of Oberst’s many musical endeavors), I am definitely excited to see him perform as a solo project. 

Phoebe Bridgers will be opening the show for Oberst. I’ve seen her name a lot recently and can’t wait to hear her unique indie-folk/ singer-songwriter music live.

As if being able to see both Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers in the same night isn’t enough to get you out of the house on a Thursday night, let me throw this in–  Conor Oberst has partnered with Plus1 so that $1 from every ticket sold will go to support Planned Parenthood.

Don’t wait any longer. Snag your tickets here! Bring a pack of tissues and join me for what’s sure to be a beautiful night.

Tour Dates:

Sep 01 The Wild Buffalo Bellingham, WA

Sep 03 Oregon Zoo Amphitheater Portland, OR

Sep 05 Pub Station Ballroom Billings, MT

Sep 07 The Palace Theater Saint Paul, MN

Sep 08 Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI

Sep 09 The Vic Theatre Chicago, IL

Sep 10 State Theater Kalamazoo, MI

Sep 12 The State Theater Ithaca, NY

Sep 13 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada

Sep 14 Asbury Hall at Babeville Buffalo, NY

Sep 15 Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall Munhall, PA

Sep 16 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, OH

Sep 17 The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL

Sep 30 Belly Up Aspen, CO

Oct 01 Eccles Theater Salt Lake City, UT

Oct 03 Miner’s Foundry Nevada City, CA

Oct 04 Gundlach Bundschu Winery Sonoma, CA

Oct 07 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

Oct 13 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN

Oct 14 40 Watt Club Athens, GA

Oct 15 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC

Oct 16 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC

Oct 17 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Oct 19 The Beacham Orlando, FL

Oct 20 Culture Room Ft Lauderdale, FL

Oct 21 State Theater St. Petersburg, FL

Oct 22 Vinyl Music Hall Pensacola, FL

Oct 24 The Lyric Oxford, MS

Oct 25 Varsity Theater Baton Rouge, LA

Oct 26 Revolution Music Room (The Rev Room) Little Rock, AR

Oct 27 The Criterion Oklahoma City, OK

Oct 28 The Blue Note Columbia, MO