by Saddle Creek

Following in the footsteps of Metallica, Bright Eyes have announced plans for a special orchestral concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. Bright Eyes' multi–instrumentalist Nate Walcott has been rearranging the music with the Philharmonic for the performance which will feature "40 strings, 11 brass and 12 woodwinds."

There are no orchestral concerts scheduled for Bright Eyes beyond the Hollywood Bowl date, but Walcott says he wouldn't be surprised if other shows sprouted up at a later date. With the score edited and printed, Bright Eyes "could conceivably, with very little preparation, do a show with any orchestra around the world," he says. "These orchestras don't rehearse. They just show up and read it."

The even will feature support from Yo La Tengo and M. Ward, but they will be performing sans orchestra.