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After not-so-surprise releasing their collaborative album as Better Oblivion Community Center, Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst today announced the project’s U.S. tour, and shared a brand new music video for the song “Dylan Thomas,” directed by Michelle Zauner of Philadelphia’s Japanese Breakfast.

The video plays on ideas of cult and the occult, as well as the weirdness of technology, following Oberst and Bridgers as they attend a meeting by the titular 800-number self-help group, which devolves into candlelit ritual, which devolves into V.R. party. As Zauner says in a press release:

“Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst are two of my favorite songwriters and lyricists of our time, so it was an honor to get to work with them on the visuals for their new project together. As always I worked with Adam Kolodny, my DP and creative collaborator to bring this cross between an Eyes Wide Shut LA mansion party and the Great Northern Hotel to life.”

About that tour: it kicks off in Tuscon on March 8th, and winds its way to Philly on April 2nd at Union Transfer. Tickets are on sale now for those with a Spotify access code (or the ability to read Brooklyn Vegan), and you best move quickly, because they will not last long. More information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Watch the “Dylan Thomas” video below, and read Sarah Hojsak’s review of the Better Community Oblivion Center album here.

Tour Dates

08-Mar Tucson – The Rialto
09-Mar Las Vegas – Bunk Bar
10-Mar San Diego – Music Box
11-Mar San Luis Obispo – Fremont Theater
14-Mar Los Angeles – Teragram Ballroom
15-Mar San Francisco – August Hall
16-Mar Portland – Doug Fir
17-Mar Seattle – Neumo’s
19-Mar Salt Lake City – Metro Bar
20-Mar Denver – Bluebird Theater
21-Mar Omaha – Slowdown
22-Mar Minneapolis – Fine Line
23-Mar Chicago – Lincoln Hall
25-Mar Cleveland – Beachland Ballroom
26-Mar Pittsburgh – Mr Smalls
28-Mar Boston – The Sinclair
29-Mar New York – Bowery Ballroom
30-Mar Brooklyn – Music Hall of Williamsburg
31-Mar Providence – Columbus Theater
02-Apr Philadelphia – Union Transfer
03-Apr Washington DC – Black Cat
04-Apr Carrboro – Cat’s Cradle
05-Apr Asheville – Grey Eagle
06-Apr Atlanta – Terminal West
07-Apr Nashville – Basement East
09-Apr Austin – Mohawk
10-Apr Dallas – Trees
12-Apr Santa Fe – Meow Wolf
13-Apr Phoenix – Crescent Ballroom
29-Apr Helsinki – The House of Culture
01-May Oslo – Rockerfeller
02-May Stockholm – Berns
03-May Copenhagen – Vega
05-May Berlin – Columbia Theater
06-May Cologne – Kantine
07-May Amsterdam – Paradiso
08-May Antwerp – De Roma
10-May Bristol – Academy
11-May London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12-May Manchester – Ritz

all dates with Christian Lee Hutson
20-Mar – 13-Apr with Lala Lala

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