On March 31, 2008, it was announced that Conor Oberst would play at the 2008 Reading and Leeds Festivals. In addition, he also performed at the , in , Ireland on August 31, 2008, the Cains Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Austin City Limits in late September 2008, shows across Australia in early October 2008, and the Warfield Theater in San Francisco October 24. Conor also headlined the Friday night slot of The End of the Road Festival at the in Wiltshire, held over the weekend of September 12–14, 2008.
On October 28, 2015, it was announced that Conor Oberst had been hospitalized due to "laryngitis, anxiety, and exhaustion," according to a press release. The entirety of Desaparecidos' remaining tour dates were cancelled and Oberst returned to his hometown of Omaha to recuperate.
So when Oberst ditched his pseudonym and formed Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band in 2008, it was a little hard to see how that group would be much different than Bright Eyes. But Tuesday night's show was not a performance by an indie star with a backing band so much as a fully formed unit, every member playing off each other to form a fantastic performance.