Andrew Bird: Fall and Winter Tour Dates, Church Shows, Podcast and ACL

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The brilliant and eclectic Andrew Bird is a busy man these days. He’s currently out on tour with 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 air this Sat. Oct 24 but will also available for online streaming, as we mentioned previously.

Bird also just announced a few special Midwest shows in Minneapolis and his home base of Chicago. 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 lighting 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 venues throughout North America, Europe, 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 Portland, ME – South Portland High School Auditorium
10-25 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory with St. Vincent
10-26 South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground with St. Vincent
10-27 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel with St. Vincent
10-28 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club with St. Vincent
11-10 London, England – Union Chapel with Moriarty
11-11 London, England – Union Chapel with Jesca Hoop
11-13 Paris, France – Casino de Paris with Moriarty
11-15 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkweg Rabozaal with Jesca Hoop
11-16 Turnhout, Belgium – De Warande with Jesca Hoop
11-17 Gent, Belgium – Vooruit with Jesca Hoop
11-19 Katowice, Poland – Festival 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 Minneapolis, MN – Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Gezelligheid show)
12-11 Minneapolis, MN – Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (Gezelligheid show)
12-15 Chicago, 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 Falls Music & Arts Festival
12-31 Lorne, Australia – The Falls Music & 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 Live House
2-03 Tokyo, Japan – Club Quattro
2-06 Honolulu, HI – Pipeline Cafe
2-20 Los Angeles, CA – Bovard Auditorium (USC)