Conor Oberst’s band Desaparecidos cancel tour after singer is hospitalised

Band released first album in 13 years 'Payola' during June

Conor Oberst‘s rock band Desaparecidos have cancelled the remainder of their tour after reports of the singer being “briefly hospitalised due to laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion”.

The group’s official Twitter account announced the cancellation of their gig in Jacksonville on Tuesday (October 27), writing: “regretfully, we need to cancel our Jacksonville show on 10/27. Conor has a case of laryngitis and needs to rest his voice on Doctors orders”.

Now a statement on the band’s website reads: “Desaparecidos has been forced to cancel the remainder of their US tour dates. Conor Oberst fell ill while on tour in Jacksonville, Florida and was briefly hospitalized due to laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion.”


“In consultation with his doctors, the band has reluctantly agreed to cancel all scheduled live dates. Conor will be heading home to Omaha to recuperate. We wish him a speedy recovery.”

The message adds that “refunds [are] available at point of purchase”.


The side-project of Bright Eyes singer Oberst released their first album in 13 years, ‘Payola’, in June, the follow-up to 2002 debut ‘Read Music/Speak Spanish’.

Desaparecidos originally split in 2002, reforming in 2010 and releasing a series of new singles following a reunion tour.

‘Payola’ features guest contributions from Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace and Cursive‘s Tim Kasher. The album was co-produced by Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis.