Andrew Bird Announces New North American Tour Dates



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ANDREW BIRD ADDS NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER TOUR DATES APPEARS ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! APRIL 30

NEW ALBUM BREAK IT YOURSELF RECEIVES CRITICAL ACCLAIM

PERFORMS NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE FOR LA BLOGOTHEQUE’S BIRD EN BOUCLES

Andrew Bird continues his North American tour in support of his much-anticipated twelfth album, Break It Yourself (out now via Mom + Pop Music), with performances throughout July and August. Please see below for a list of dates.

In celebration of the record’s release, Bird performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live! April 30th. He recently appeared on both The Colbert Report and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. He also recently performed the track Near Death Experience Experience for a special interactive website via La Blogotheque called Bird en Boucle.

Critics have praised Break It Yourself since its release:

“A quiet, careful grower…it blooms into something beautiful.” – NPR

“[Bird’s] emotional urgency energizes his fluid multi-instrumental elocution.”

– Rolling Stone

“[Andrew Bird] has yet to lose the sense of wonder that a bright-eyed child brings to the world…Break It Yourself is a shimmering collection of clever and carefully constructed songs.” – The New Yorker

“The perfect album: tender without being sentimental, experimental yet accessible, utterly unique to its maker.” – The Guardian

“…it’s both understated and dazzling – the mark of an artist who knows his talents but doesn’t need to prove his virtuosity.” – The Montreal Gazette

“The singer-songwriter and violinist embraces the splendor of understatement for his sixth CD, fashioning a musical netherworld where melodies beguile, vocals lurk in the background, arrangements gently drift along and the atmospheric trumps the acrobatic.” – Winnipeg Sun

Produced by Bird, Break It Yourself was recorded at his barn in Western Illinois near the banks of the Mississippi River. Paired with the album’s deluxe CD package is the DVD Here’s What Happened. The thirty-minute performance film was shot at Bird’s barn during the recording of the album and captures the energy of the room in which the new release was conceived. Footage from Here’s What Happened of Bird performing the track Eyeoneye can be viewed at http://bit.ly/GNr9gi.

North American Tour Dates:
May 3 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA*
May 4 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY*

May 5 – Beacon Theatre – New York, NY†

May 6 – House of Blues – Boston, MA*

May 8 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC*

May 9 – Ramshead Live – Baltimore, MD*
May 10 – The Fillmore Detroit – Detroit, MI‡

May 12 – Auditorium Theatre – Chicago, IL‡

May 19 – Nelsonville Music Festival – Nelsonville, OH

July 8 – Fifth Third Bank Ballpark – Geneva, IL§
July 10 – North Carolina Museum of Art – Raleigh, NC**
July 11 – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – Richmond, VA**

July 14 – Forecastle Festival – Louisville, KY
July 15 – Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – Grand Rapids, MI
July 16 – Artpark – Lewiston, NY
July 18 – Theatre De Verdure at Parc LaFontaine – Montreal, QC
July 19 – Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
July 20 – The Green at Shelburne Museum – Shelburne, VT
July 21 – Hope Artiste Village Courtyard – Pawtucket, RI
July 27 – Soundtown Festival – Somerset, WI
August 10 – Outside Lands – San Francisco, CA
August 11 – The Spreckels Theatre – San Diego, CA
August 12 – The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
August 14 – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
August 15 – Chautauqua Auditorium – Boulder, CO
August 17 – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre – Denver, CO
August 18 – Jackson Hole Center for the Arts – Jackson, WY
August 20 – Peter Kiewit Concert Hall – Omaha, NE
August 21 – Simon Estes Amphitheatre – Des Moines, IA

* with Patrick Watson
† with Tift Merritt
‡ with Mucca Pazza
§ with Wilco
** with Mavis Staples


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