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Singer/songwriter Conor Oberst plays with full band at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 27

Singer/songwriter Conor Oberst plays with full band at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on July 27
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From a press release:

It was announced today that acclaimed singer/songwriter Conor Oberst will bring a full band performance featuring members of The Felice Brothers to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Philadelphia-based indie folk rock band Hop Along will support Oberst as the opening act.

Tickets, which are $30, plus fees, go on sale this Friday, June 9 at noon and will be available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins on Wednesday, June 7 at 10 a.m.

Conor Oberst joined his first band at the age of 13 and has been releasing music since 1993. Over the next two-plus decades, he has released cassette-only recordings, split 7-inches, and a dozen albums of uncommon insight, detail, and political awareness with his band Bright Eyes, as a solo artist, as a member of Desaparecidos, as leader of The Mystic Valley Band, and with the Monsters of Folk supergroup.

Oberst is currently touring in support of his 2016 stripped-down solo album “Ruminations,” and his 2017 follow-up, “Salutations.” Pitchfork called “Ruminations” “a record like none other in Oberst’s catalog, stunning for how utterly alone he sounds.” “Salutations,” which was met with similar acclaim, features full-band versions of the 10 songs from “Ruminations,” plus seven additional tracks.

Whether he is recording or performing, and whether he’s solo or with a band, the one constant for Conor Oberst throughout the years has been music.

“I have always believed there’s salvation through music and love. At least for me,” Oberst said. “It’s gotten me through the worst of things. But I want it to be that way for the people who listen to it, too.”

Oberst will bring all of that music and love to Wilkes-Barre on July 27.