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Indie-folk artist Conor Oberst to appear at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

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Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos will bring a full-band performance of his solo music to the F.M. Kirby Center at 8 p.m. July 27.
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WILKES-BARRE — Singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will lead a full-band performance at 8 p.m. July 27 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. His act will feature members of The Felice Brothers. Philadelphia-based alternative folk band Hop Along will serve as the opening act.

Oberst is currently touring on his 2016 stripped-down solo release, “Ruminations,” as well as the record’s 2017 follow-up, “Salutations,” comprising full-band versions of the ten songs from the former with seven additional tracks.

Oberst has been playing in bands since he was 13, and began releasing music in 1993. The American musician is best known for his indie-rock band Bright Eyes, as a member of the heavier band Desaparecidos, as a solo singer-songwriter, and leader of Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band. He is also part of the Monsters of Folk super group.

Tickets are on sale now. All seats are $30. Tickets can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570-826-1100 and online at kirbycenter.org. A pre-sale for Kirby members is currently underway.

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos will bring a full-band performance of his solo music to the F.M. Kirby Center at 8 p.m. July 27.
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_CO_Press.jpgConor Oberst of Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos will bring a full-band performance of his solo music to the F.M. Kirby Center at 8 p.m. July 27. Submitted photo

By Toni Pennello

[email protected]

Reach Toni Pennello at 570-991-6121 or on Twitter @TLArts.

Reach Toni Pennello at 570-991-6121 or on Twitter @TLArts.