U.S. Tour Continues With Sold Out Carnegie Hall Show
Second Show Added At Chicago’s Civic Opera House “Andrew Bird might be the only musician to earn a headlining slot at Carnegie Hall on the strength of his whistling… it may be your last chance to catch this Bird up close.”–VANITY FAIR
Andrew Bird’s Noble Beast (Fat Possum) has landed at #12 on the U.S. album chart, selling over 25,000 units in its opening week. The debut is the highest of the week for an independent label release and second only to Mariah Carey’s Ballads. It is also the #1 seller of the week in Bird’s hometown of Chicago.
Noble Beast’s marks a career high for Bird, more than doubling the first week sales of his previous effort, March 2007’s Armchair Apocrypha, which was the first of his records to crack the Top 100 and ultimately sold in excess of 100,000 copies.
Andrew Bird plays for a standing room only crowd tonight at New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall. His current North American tour kicked off Sunday, January 25 with a sold out show at Philadelphia’s Theater of the Living Arts and continues through April. Bird’s devoted following has already snapped up every ticket to his shows in Washington DC, Atlanta, Orlando, Austin, San Francisco and Omaha, with several other cities about to follow suit.
More recently, tickets for Bird’s April 10 homecoming extravaganza at Chicago’s 3500+ capacity Civic Opera House blew out within hours of going on sale, necessitating an additional show on April 9, general on sale for which begins Saturday, January 31.
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