TOUR DATES: Andrew Bird 2012 Shows, New Album

One of our favorite looping, multi-instrumentalists, Andrew Bird, has announced a bunch of spring 2012 tour dates along with a new album, called Break It Yourself, set to be released in March 2012.

Pre-sales for the first batch of 2012 US tour dates kicked off today via Musictoday, with public on-sales starting this weekend, December 9-10 (Oakland on December 18).

Bird is also kicking in some music for fans that purchase tickets for his US tour dates (from March 15 – May 12), including digital versions of the new album and two five-song EPs. Get all the deets over on

Andrew Bird 2012 Tour Dates:
Jan 12 Honolulu, HI Hawaii Theatre
Mar 5 London, UK Barbican Centre
Mar 6 Paris, FR La Cigale
Mar 8 Brussels, BE Cirque Royal
Mar 9 Amsterdam, NL Paradiso
Mar 15 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre *
Mar 16 New Orleans, LA The Howlin’ Wolf *
Mar 17 Atlanta, GA Tabernacle *
Mar 19 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium *
Mar 20 Columbus, OH Southern Theatre *
Mar 22 St. Louis, MO The Pageant *
Mar 23 Kansas City, MO The Uptown Theater *
Mar 24 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater*
Apr 9 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre #
Apr 10 Vancouver, BC The Vogue #
Apr 11 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #
Apr 13 Oakland, CA Fox Theater #
Apr 18 Mesa, AZ Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center #
Apr 19 Santa Fe, NM Lensic Performing Arts Center #
Apr 20 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theater #
May 3 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer ^
May 4 New York, NY Beacon Theatre ^
May 5 New York, NY Beacon Theatre %
May 6 Boston, MA House of Blues ^
May 8 Washington, DC 9:30 Club ^
May 9 Baltimore, MD Ramshead Live ^
May 10 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit +
May 12 Chicago, IL Auditorium Theatre +
June 6 London, UK Field Day 2012

To Support:
* Eugene Mirman
# Laura Marling
^ Patrick Watson
% Tift Merritt
+ Mucca Pazza

Here’s a little taste of Bird’s eclectic looping style:

Andrew Bird - Tenuousness live In The Basement