Michael Zonenashvili for AOL Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' central figure and…
- Posted on Jul 7th 2010 2:30PM by John D. Luerssen
For the gig, set for July 31 in Omaha, Oberst intends to reunite his incendiary punk band Desaparecidos, which has been mum since 2002's 'Read Music/Speak Spanish' album. In addition, fans can expect performances by Bright Eyes, plus local indie heroes Cursive and a reunion of Lullaby for the Working Class, which boasts members of both acts.
"I was outraged, saddened and embarrassed for their town and my state," Oberst wrote in an open letter to an Arizona concert promoter last week. "This way of thinking and legislating is so dangerous, and such a threat to our basic ideals as Americans and humans, that we cannot stand by and do nothing. We cannot play on as if nothing is wrong."
According to Pitchfork, the town of Fremont, Neb., recently passed an ordinance that "aims to zero in on illegal aliens in the workplace and at their temporary homes." Tickets for the show start at $20, and more information on the event is available on Oberst's official website.