Conor Oberst's Band Desaparecidos Cancels Tour
Desaparecidos’ tour has become a disappearing act. Conor Oberst’s punk group has canceled the remainder of their tour dates, including festival gigs, after the former Bright Eyes singer-songwriter was hospitalized.
The band issued a statement following the cancellation of their Jacksonville show in Florida on Tuesday night.
Their official site read: "Desaparecidos has been forced to cancel the remainder of their US tour dates. Conor Oberst fell ill whilst 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."
Oberst & Co. were touring in support of the group's second album Payola, which dropped this past July.
Earlier this year, the 35-year-old indie-folk rebel discussed mixing music with politics as part of Desaparecidos' mission.
“Music has an ability, beyond other ways of communicating, to bring subversive thought into people's lives,” he said. “A kid in a conservative family in Utah gets his hands on a Rage Against the Machine CD, listens to it on headphones and starts to be interested in things. The idea of music getting behind enemy lines and affecting people's hearts and minds is a powerful thing.”
See the full list of canceled dates below:
10/28 The Orpheum – Ybor City, FL
10/29 The Social – Orlando, FL
10/30 THE FEST- Gainesville, FL
11/1 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
11/2 Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS
11/3 The Republic – New Orleans, LA
11/5 Numbers – Houston, TX
11/6 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/7 Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX
11/9 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 SoDo – Seattle, WA
11/20 The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT
11/21 Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO
11/22 O’Leavers – Omaha, NE