Location: Leeds 02 Academy, UK
The event kicked off at around 7:30pm thanks to some seriously organised set up by the bands' road team with the country-and-western-influenced musical stylings of Jenny (Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley fame) and Johnny (Johnathan Rice) who were first introduced by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes.
Their repertoire included songs such as Animal and Switchblade. They concluded a solid and well-received set with their most popular track (according to Last.fm listings), Big Wave.
After a very brief interlude (I timed it to only be a mere twenty five minutes), Bright Eyes hit the stage with Another Travelin' Song, a song which successfully set the tone for the night. Their setlist was a clever mix of the old, the very old and the much newer; tracks from the early days of their career such as Bowl of Oranges and Lover I Don't Have to Love, favourites from Fevers and Mirrors such as Something Vague and The Calendar Hung Itself. …