“His smart and sparkly indie pop, layered with violin, guitar and
glockenspiel, is just the right parts darkness and light” — NEWSWEEK

“ ability to make a marriage of classical music and pop sound cool” — DETAILS

Continuing his eco-friendly efforts, Chicago native Andrew Bird will hit the road aboard a bio-diesel tour bus for select dates in the US and Canada this fall, including appearances at the Austin City Limits Festival and Bumbershoot.
Since the top 100 debut of Armchair Apocrypha, Andrew has kept busy touring throughout Europe and the States, headlining to capacity crowds and delivering standout sets at SXSW, Coachella, and supporting the Decemberists at the Hollywood Bowl show in July, where he inspired the Los Angeles Times to comment “the lanky, violin-playing Bird offered an unlikely pastiche of Appalachian folk, John Zorn and Sergio Leone”

Earlier in May, a concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC was webcast by NPR and is available for download here:

On August 16th, the music video for “Imitosis” will debut on Andrew’s Myspace page for one week. Filmed in Seattle by noted short film director Britta Johnson, this video features Andrew and his band, Martin Dosh and Jeremy Ylvisaker, performing in a part science-film, part dream-world drawing from the palettes and photographic style of science books from the late 1960s.
Be sure to watch tomorrow!

Andrew Bird on tour:
Sep 1 – Vancouver, BC – Richard’s On Richards
Sep 2 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot 2007 (Mural Stage)
Sep 8 – Chicago, IL – 11th Annual Hideout Block Party
Sep 10 – Knoxville, TN – The Bijou Theater
Sep 11 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Sep 12 – Durham, NC – The Carolina Theatre
Sep 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse
Sep 15 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Sep 17 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada (solo show)
Sep 18 – Louisville, KY – WL Lyons Brown Theatre (solo show)
Sep 19 – Bloomington, IN – Buskirk Chumley Theater (solo show)
Sep 20 – Madison, WI – Wisconsin Union Theater
Sep 21 – Urbana, IL – 2007 Pygmalion Music Festival at Tryon Festival
Theatre, Krannert Center (solo show)
Sep 22 – Iowa City, IA – The Englert Theatre (solo show)
Sep 24 – Buffalo, NY – Asbury Hall at The Church (solo show)
Sep 25 – Toronto, ONT – The Opera House
Sep 26 – Montreal, QUE – La Tulipe
Sep 28 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Sep 29 – Baltimore, MD – Sonar
Sep 30 – Richmond, VA – Toad’s Place Richmond
Oct 1 – State College, PA – State Theatre
Oct 2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall