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Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst Walked Off Stage at Houston Show

The band invited audience members to perform after Oberst abruptly departed
Conor Oberst
Stephen J. Cohen / Contributor

At a Houston show over the weekend, Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst abruptly left the stage after performing only two songs at White Oak Music Hall. Brooklyn Vegan reported that Oberst left the stage after two songs, “Dance And Sing” and “Lover I Don’t Have To Love.”

Attendees of the Houston show took to Twitter to explain that the other lingering members of Bright Eyes invited fans to sing karaoke for a few songs until the venue officially canceled the show.

As Oberst never returned to the stage, the venue refunded and emailed ticket buyers, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bright Eyes was unable to perform.”

A representative for Oberst has not returned SPIN‘s request for comment. Bright Eyes are currently slated to perform tonight (May 23) at New Orleans’ Orpheum Theater.



Fans on Twitter also noted about other recent instances of Oberst’s erratic behavior while on the band’s current tour.