Published Jul 07, 2010Earlier this month, Omaha-based indie icon Conor Oberst penned a letter to explain why he feels an Arizona artist boycott is the best way to counter the state's controversial illegal immigrant policy. Oberst is the latest in a string of artists who have decided to avoid Arizona while this bill is in motion. To prove that actions speak louder than words, however, Oberst has announced a star-studded concert in Omaha to raise awareness about the cause.
If you're wondering why this news matters way up in Canada, understand that on top of performances from Bright Eyes and Cursive, Oberst has reunited his legendary Nebraska emo outfit Desaparecidos for the event. The band, who existed from 2001 to 2002, released a single album on top of a three song EP and a few compilation appearances. Nebraska punks Lullaby for the Working Class, which includes members of Cursive and the Berg Sans Nipple, are also returning for the event.
At ten hours by car from Winnipeg, or much less on a plane from anywhere in Canada, we thought you might want to know in case you need to see this rare live spectacle. Tickets for the event are expected to go on sale this Sunday via 1% Productions.