Fresh from blazing a trail through North America on a 6 week tour which culminated in a triumphant 7 night residency at New York's Town Hall (where Bright Eyes were joined on stage by guests such as Lou Reed, Jenny Lewis, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Ben Kweller, Steve Earle and Norah Jones to name a few), Bright Eyes will return to the UK at the end of June for an appearance at Glastonbury Festival. In July they release the second single, a double A-sider with `Hot Knives' and `If The Brakeman Turns My Way' (out 9th July) from current album `Cassadaga' (Top 15 in the UK, Top 5 in the U.S.), play T in The Park and Oxegen festivals and two headline shows at London's Shepherds Bush Empire and another at Birmingham's Academy.
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The 5-piece Bright Eyes live line-up that we saw in March for 2 intimate shows at London's KoKo and Oxford Brookes Uni (core members Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott, plus drummer Rachel Blumberg, violinist Anton Patzner and guitarist Jake Bellows) has swelled ranks for the current tour dates to a white-suit-wearing 12-piece with a string and woodwind section and additional guest drummer Janet Weiss (ex-Sleater Kinney).
Bright Eyes UK Tour Dates
July 3rd London, Shepherds Bush Empire
July 4th London, Shepherds Bush Empire
July 6th Birmingham, Academy
July 7th Scotland, T in The Park
July 8th Ireland, Oxegen Festival
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.