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The brilliant and eclectic Andrew Bird is a busy man these days. He’s currently out on tour St. Vincent, in support of his recent album, Noble Beast. The two artists will be featured on the next episode of Austin City Limits. The show will this Sat. Oct 24 but will also available for online , as we mentioned previously.

Bird also just announced a few special Midwest shows in and his home base of . The shows are being themed around the Dutch concept of “Gezelligheid” — which loosely translates to “coziness” — and they’ll feature him playing solo, focusing on instrumental pieces, and using ambient and giant horns instead of a more traditional amplified P.A. system. The rest of his tour continues well into 2010 and will take him to throughout North America, , Australia and Asia.

In addition, Bird’s October 16th performance at the Pabst Theater was recorded and subsequently released as a podcast by 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.

Andrew Bird Fall and Winter Tour Dates:

10-24 South , ME – South High School Auditorium
10-25 , PA –
10-26 South , VT – Higher Ground with
10-27 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel with St.
10-28 , – 9:30 Club with St.
11-10 , England – Union Chapel with Moriarty
11-11 , England – Union Chapel with
11-13 , France – Casino de with Moriarty
11-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Rabozaal with
11-16 Turnhout, Belgium – De Warande with Jesca Hoop
11-17 Gent, Belgium – Vooruit with Jesca Hoop
11-19 Katowice, Poland – Ars Cameralis (Rozrywki Theatre)
11-21 Madrid, Spain – Joy Eslava with Jesca Hoop
11-23 Valencia, Spain – Palau de la Musica with Jesca Hoop
11-24 Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo with Jesca Hoop
12-08 Champaign, IL – Foellinger Auditorium
12-10 , MN – Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Gezelligheid show)
12-11 Minneapolis, MN – Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Gezelligheid show)
12-15 , IL – Fourth Presbyterian Church (Gezelligheid show)
12-16 Chicago, IL – Fourth Presbyterian Church (Gezelligheid show)
12-17 Chicago, IL – Fourth Presbyterian Church (Gezelligheid show)
12-30 Marion Bay, Australia – The & Arts
12-31 Lorne, Australia – The & Arts Festival
1-01 Melbourne, Australia – The Hi-Fi
1-03 Sydney, Australia – Sydney Opera House
1-07 Brisbane, Australia – Sunset Sounds
1-09 Bussleton, Australia – Southbound Festival
1-26 Singapore, Singapore – The Esplanade
1-27 Hong Kong, China – Grappas
1-29 Shanghai, China – Zhijiang Dream Factory
1-30 Beijing, China – Mao House
2-03 Tokyo, Japan – Club Quattro
2-06 Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Cafe
2-20 , CA – Bovard Auditorium (USC)

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