Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst leaves the stage after two songs during the Houston show

Bright Eyes singer Conor Oberst unexpectedly walked off stage during a show in Houston on Sunday (May 22).

The rock band is currently on tour with their next show scheduled for tonight (May 23) in New Orleans.

After just two songs – “Dance and Sing” and “Lover I Don’t Have to Love” – ​​the band’s frontman reportedly left the stage.

Corresponding Jezebel’s Caitlin Cruz, after Oberst’s exit, the remaining band members stayed behind to play additional songs while the crowd sang karaoke.

“This is a disaster and I appreciate the attempt at triage but Jesus,” she wrote on Twitter alongside video footage.

Cruz also shared an email from the concert venue, which said, “Due to unexpected circumstances, Bright Eyes was unable to perform at White Oak Music Hall and the show has officially been cancelled.”

It added: “We will refund the full value of your ticket and parking pass.”


Additionally, attendees of previous concerts have shared their observations of the lead singer’s strange behavior on social media.

A Cleveland fan claimed on Reddit that “Oberst berated the audience for clapping during the quiet portion before the end of ‘Ladder Song’.”

Another wrote: “Conor didn’t know what song they were playing when they came out and it took him a minute to get ready. He forgot a few lines in ‘Believe in Symmetry’.” They added that “he seemed overwhelmed and miserable”.

Bright Eyes has yet to publicly comment on the events of the Houston show.

The Independent has reached out to Colonel’s representatives for comment. Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst leaves the stage after two songs during the Houston show


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