Bright Eyes return after nine-year hiatus from music

Speculation that Bright Eyes were reforming first arose earlier this January, when the band launched a new Instagram account and posted a teaser video on their long-inactive Twitter account.

Conor Oberst and his bandmates have now confirmed the end of their nine-year hiatus from music, also announcing that they have signed onto the indie label Dead Oceans.

It is still unclear when fans can expect new material from the "Fevers and Mirrors" rockers, although Dead Oceans co-founder Phil Wardolf expressed his excitement about "be[ing] part of another great chapter in Bright Eyes enduring legacy."

"Bright Eyes is not just a formative artist for me personally, but for countless people who work at Dead Oceans. To get to work with a band that is part of our own origin stories in falling in love with music is the rarest of privileges," he added in a statement.

In addition to their long-awaited reunion, Bright Eyes also announced that they will play several upcoming concerts at Tokyo's Liquidroom (March 23), Los Angeles's Hollywood Palladium (May 21 to 22), and New York's Forest Hills Stadium (June 20).

The trio will be joined in the Big Apple by Japanese Breakfast and Lucy Dacus; while the folk band Lavender Diamond will open for one night at the Hollywood Palladium.

Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott will also perform a reunion set at the End of the Road festival, which will take place from September 3 to 6 at Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset, England.

Bright Eyes announced their separation in 2011 shortly after the release of their ninth studio album, "The People's Key."

Since then, frontman Conor Oberst released several solo full-lengths and teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers for their Better Oblivion Community Center project.

While waiting for new music from the band, discover a teaser video Bright Eyes shared on their YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKooi0m3ut0