Listen: Bright Eyes share comeback single, Persona Non Grata

Indie darlings Bright Eyes have released new song Persona Non Grata – the band’s first new material since 2011. You can listen to it right here.

The Ohama trio comprising Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott band announced their reunion back in February, as well as a world tour that sees them visit Scotland later this year.

Now, they’ve shared Persona Non Grata, their first new music in nine years.

“There’s a playground of children/In the shadows of buildings,” Oberst sings on the track. “There’s a line out the church/Where your homelessness works.”

Listen to it below now.

In a message shared alongside the new release, the band addressed their fans, sending “love and solidarity to everyone out there feeling alone, frightened and isolated”.

“We, like so many others, had many plans for 2020,” they continued.

“We will be releasing a new album this year no matter what. We also have lots of touring plans which we are now reassessing. We will keep you informed as things progress. We very much want to get on the road and hope to see you all in person sooner rather than later.”

Having previously announced an appearance at End of the Road Festival, Bright Eyes have recently confirmed details of a world tour which includes dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Dublin and Glasgow – you can check out the full schedule below.

Dates:
03/23/20 – Tokyo, JP @ Liquidroom
05/14/20 – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory #
05/15/20 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory #
05/16/20 – Tacoma, WA @ Temple #
05/18/20 – Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery #
05/19/20 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Civic #
05/21/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium #
05/22/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
05/23/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
05/24/20 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl
06/12/20 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium *
06/13/20 – Syracuse, NY @ Beak and Skiff *
06/14/20 – Lewiston, NY @ Art Park *
06/16/20 – Bethlehem, PA @ Levitt Pavillion Steel Stacks *
06/17/20 – Burlington, VT @ The Green at Shelburne Museum *
06/18/20 – Portland, ME @ State Theater *
06/19/20 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall *
06/20/20 – Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium +
08/14/20 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/16/20 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
08/18/20 – Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit
08/19/20 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
08/21/20 – Berlin, DE @ Tempodrom
08/22/20 – Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
08/24/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
08/25/20 – Cologne, DE @ E-Werk
08/27/20 – Vienna, AT @ Open Air Arena
08/28/20 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
08/29/20 – Zurich, CH @ X-Tra
09/01/20 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
09/02/20 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
09/03/20 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland
09/04/20 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
09/05/20 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
09/06/20 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival

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