Bright Eyes paid tribute to LONDON last night (July 11) during his performance at SOMERSET HOUSE in the capital.
In what will probably be one of the last UK shows dedicated to electro album ’Digital Ash In A Digital Urn’, Conor Oberst waited till the climax of his set to voice his feelings about last week’s (July 7) terrorist attacks.
”I know things have been super fucked-up around here and we’ve been thinking of you,” Bright Eyes’ leader told the crowd as he introduced closer ’Easy/Lucky/Free’.
Adding: ”And I know you’ve all been even more worried thinking about each other, but hopefully humanity won’t destroy itself while we’re alive. I believe in people and in love… people need to stop hating people, it’s a big task but hopefully it can be done. We love you guys.”
Oberst’s comments marked the highlight of a touching and engaging set, which avoided the controversy of his recent Glastonbury appearance.
Instead backed by his own band, plus members of support group Faint, Bright Eyes showcased tracks from his electronic-leaning album as well as playing recent single ‘First Day Of My Life’ from sister album ’I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning’.
Bright Eyes was watched by a sell out crowd which included members of Razorlight and REM’s Michael Stipe along with Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke whose band continue the Somerset House Series headlining tonight (July 12).