Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst to open his own bar

Singer and his friend Phil Schaffart are apparently planning to launch a cocktail lounge

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst to open his own bar

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst is to open his own bar in his home state of Omaha.

The singer, who released his latest album 'The People's Key' in early 2011, is planning the venture with friend and fellow Omaha musician Phil Schaffart.

The bar, which will not host live music, is set to be named 'The Pageturners Lounge' after the bookshop which previously inhabited the space. Oberst and Schaffert bought the premises in February.

Schaffert told the Omaha World-Herald that he and Oberst have been planning to open a bar for years, but they were still at least three months away from being open for business. Oberst and Schaffert will have their application for an alcohol license heard tomorrow (April 24).

It was also revealed over the weekend that Conor Oberst will reunite with his former band Desaparecidos for a one-off show in August.

The band will perform alongside Garbage at the Maha Music Festival in their home state of Nebraska. It is set to be their first show since the summer of 2010.

You can watch a video interview with Bright Eyes from last summer's T In The Park by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

Read More On This Artist

How Rock N Roll Is Bright Eyes? How Rock N Roll Is Bright Eyes?

Video: How Rock N Roll Is Bright Eyes?

More News
Lil Wayne sues his record label for £34m
Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler arrested following 'bar brawl'
2 Chainz announces plans to run for Mayor of College Park, Georgia
Purity Ring announce UK tour dates
Midweek Chart Update: Meghan Trainor on course for Number One spot
Taylor Swift copyrights use of the phrase 'This Sick Beat'
Sly Stone awarded £3.3 million in unpaid royalties
Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford teams up with Lance Armstrong
Skrillex, Flying Lotus, FKA Twigs, Duran Duran added to Sónar festival bill
Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante to release acid house LP
Run The Jewels share 'Lie, Cheat, Steal' video - watch
Everything Everything: 'If you put out a record this year and it's all smiles, then...
Students launch petition to name east London University building after Wiley
Sinead O'Connor withdraws application to join Sinn Fein
Sleaford Mods back crowdfunded documentary 'about the band and state of modern Britain'
Björk on 'Vulnicura' album leak: 'There's no way to say how you'd...
Drenge on new album 'Undertow': 'One song just screams 'Fleetwood Mac'
Liam Howlett confident ahead of new Prodigy album: 'I've been feeling these new...
Taylor Swift tells hackers who claim to have nude pictures of her: 'you got nothing'
Noel Gallagher: 'new album is is full of songs that make you punch the air while crying'
Carl Barât says he 'needs therapy' now that his Libertines bandmate Pete Doherty is clean
The Cribs say new album is 'their poppiest record since 'Men's Needs, Women's...

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM