Sunday’s Bright Eyes performance in Houston, TX was cut short after bandleader Conor Oberst left the stage after two songs. The show went on, however, as fans at The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall were invited onstage to sing Bright Eyes karaoke with the band members who remained.

Bright Eyes opened the show with “Dance and Sing” followed by “Lover I Don’t Have To Love”. Following the second number, Oberst walked offstage for reasons that remain unclear. After it became apparent that the principal songwriter and frontman would not return, the remaining performers, including longtime members Nate Walcott and Mike Mogis, opened up the floor for fans to sing some of their songs. Bright Eyes karaoke went on for a few tracks—including “Mariana Trench“, the lead single from the band’s 2020 comeback record Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was—before the White Oak Music Hall officially canceled the show and issued refunds.

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While Bright Eyes may have begun as Oberst’s recording name as a teenager in Omaha, NE, the group has expanded beyond just one person. The permanent addition of Walcott and Mogis furthered the band’s instrumental possibilities, notably on Down In The Weeds. Bright Eyes’ sound has expanded exponentially since Oberst’s lo-fi acoustic demos, as the band now tours with a mini-orchestra.

Jezebel writer Caitlin Cruz was at Sunday’s concert and documented the unraveling live on Twitter.

Bright Eyes w/o Conor Oberst – “Bowl of Oranges” – 5/22/22

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This is not the first such hiccup on Bright Eyes’ 2022 tour. Oberst also reportedly exhibited erratic behavior at the band’s show in Cleveland, OH last month.

Bright Eyes are scheduled to perform tonight, May 23rd, at the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, LA. For tickets and a full list of tour dates head here.