I know it might be much for those on the West Coast, but the Knitting Factory in Boise is probably worth buying tickets to. I saw Bright Eyes there when it was formerly known as the Big Easy back in 2007. I was 17 then and my first time seeing Bright Eyes. Still one of the most memorable shows I've been to. After that point I went to college in Seattle, then went to the Midwest for graduate school. But every summer I'd go back to visit my mom and see a show there (now known as the Knitting Factory) and the place is exactly the same intimate small space I went to in high school. Saw Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley a few times, Deer Tick, Neutral Milk Hotel, and some others there. I was floored when I saw that Bright Eyes (though Conor likes to play there as a solo outfit) was actually going there after their hiatus. Luckily my fiancee (who loves Bright Eyes and Conor Oberst) bought us tickets via the pre-sell email, so I didn't have to think twice, so we'll be traveling to Boise to see the old band and visit family. My guess is Conor likes these types of spaces, and it really shows when he does.
But seriously, if its within reason I'd go check them out in Boise. You most likely won't get this type of setting for them at this point in the future.