Conor Oberst Explores The 'Outer South'

Conor Oberst Explores The 'Outer South'
Conor Oberst has wrapped his second album with his Mystic Valley Band, "Outer South," and will release it May 5 on Merge Records. The group debuted with an album under Oberst's name last summer.

The five-piece Mystic Valley Band, which consists of guitarist Taylor Hollingsworth, guitarist Nik Freitas, bassist Macey Taylor, keyboardist/trumpeter Nathaniel Walcott and drummer Jason Boesel, all performed on "Conor Oberst" and served as the singer/songwriter's backing band on tour last year.

Oberst and company have scheduled an April tour to lead up to their performance at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts festival in Indio, Calif., on April 17. They will also play the Telluride Bluegrass Festival on June 18 in Telluride, Colo.

Here are Conor Oberst's tour dates:

April 9: Omaha, Neb. (Slowdown)
April 10: Denver (Ogden Theatre)
April 11: Aspen, Colo. (Belly Up)
April 12: El Paso, Texas (Barnett Harley Davidson)
April 13: Albuquerque, N.M. (Sunshine Theatre)
April 14: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theatre)
April 15: Pomona, Calif. (Glass House)
April 17: Indio, Calif. (Coachella)
June 18: Telluride, Colo. (Telluride Bluegrass Festival)