ANDREW BIRD ANNOUNCES GEZELLIGHEID SHOWS;
FULL BAND SHOW IN MINNEAPOLIS DECEMBER 17
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
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