After teasing a reunion earlier this month, Bright Eyes are indeed back: they've announced their first live shows in more than nine years, along with plans to release new music. And unlike their previous nine albums, this project won't be released through Saddle Creek Records.
Bright Eyes has signed with the Indiana-based indie Dead Oceans and plans to tour and record new music in 2020. So far, they've announced a handful of dates: a Tokyo concert in March, a pair of L.A. dates in May, New York in June, and a trip to Salisbury, England for End of the Road Festival in September.
We don't know any details about the new music, though Dead Oceans co-founder Phil Waldorf did share the following statement regarding the signing: