Andrew Bird: 'Gezelligheid' Shows in NYC and Chicago


Andrew Bird
Andrew Bird will reprise his intimate solo “Gezelligheid” performances this winter, bringing them to Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church December 19-20 and, for the first time, New York’s Riverside Church December 10. Appropriating a Dutch term that loosely translated means “cozy,” the performances concentrate mainly on instrumental violin pieces amplified only by Bird’s signature giant Victrola horns.

Bird notes, “What I hope to do with these shows is adapt my music completely to the atmosphere of the space and the season. I want the audience to be both lifted and comforted as we head into another cold and dark winter. I feel the space should be sacred so the audience can experience my music in a different atmosphere.”

Bird will also be performing with his full band at Minneapolis’ State Theater December 17; please see below for a list of dates.

Bird is currently on tour in anticipation of his forthcoming Hands of Glory (due October 30 on Mom + Pop Music), a companion piece to the critically acclaimed full-length record Break It Yourself. The new record is the product of a pair of recording sessions prompted by the overwhelming response to Bird’s “old-time” sets on recent tours. Reinterpreting songs from Break It Yourself and featuring covers of classic country tunes, these “old-time” performances find Bird and his full band playing to a single microphone with an entirely acoustic setup.

Andrew Bird Tour Dates

  • October 1 Orange Peel Asheville, NC*
  • October 2 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC*
  • October 4 Tennessee Theater Knoxville, TN*
  • October 5 Georgia Theater Athens, GA*
  • October 6 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC*
  • October 8 Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach, FL*
  • October 9 Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL*
  • October 10 House of Blues Orlando, FL*
  • October 12 House of Blues Houston, TX*
  • October 13 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
  • December 10 Riverside Church New York, NY†
  • December 17 State Theater Minneapolis, MN
  • December 19-20 Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago, IL†

  • * with Here We Go Magic
  • † Gezelligheid performance

    Andrew Bird Tour Dates :: Andrew Bird News


    [Published on: 10/1/12]

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