“Mesmerizing…The records are great, but watching him do it live is something every music fan ought to check out.”–SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
“We’ve been to a lot of concerts in our lifetime and there have been some pretty epic shows for sure, but it’s not often that we’re completely blown away by a single performer. Well, Andrew Bird’s performance Monday night at the Moore Theatre left us completely in awe. It’s that simple really. We literally found our mouths hanging open after nearly every song.”–SEATTLEST
“At one point he had his guitar slung behind his back, his violin and bow in one hand and a glockenspiel mallet in the other as he whistled into a microphone. He has a sweet, warbling, perfectly in-tune whistle – like a Walt Disney bluebird – that he floats through the rest of his musical constructions, sometimes in unison with the glockenspiel for an otherworldly effect.”–NEW YORK TIMES
In a profile of Andrew Bird coinciding with last month’s release of Noble Beast, VANITY FAIR remarked that his sold out Carnegie Hall show would likely be the “last chance to catch this Bird up close.”
VF has already been proven correct: Having sold nearly every ticket on his current spring tour, Bird has announced the first of a series of summer dates in the U.S. in which popular demand will see him stepping up to headline the likes of Radio City Music Hall, the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion and Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Center. General on sale is March 7 for Atlanta, Philadelphia and Boston, and March 6 for New York. See below for the full list of dates.
Confirmed dates prior to the headline engagements include a one-off with the Decemberists June 8 at Washington DC’s Merriweather Post Pavilion and an appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo festival. General on sale for the DC show is March 6. Bird’s current U.S. tour concludes April 11 at Minneapolis’ State Theater, preceded by a two-night stand at Chicago’s Civic Opera House April 9 and 10.
Further dates will be announced as they are confirmed.
Released January 20 on Fat Possum Records, Noble Beast debuted at #12 on the U.S. album chart, selling over 25,000 units in its opening week. The debut was the highest of the week for an independent label release and second overall. Noble Beast was also that week’s highest selling record in Bird’s hometown of Chicago.
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ANDREW BIRD SUMMER 2009
06/08/09- Washington DC – Merriweather Post Pavilion * Supporting Decemberists
06/11-14/09 – TBD – Manchester TN – Bonnaroo
06/15/09 – Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center
06/17/09 – Philadephia, PA – Tower Theatre
06/18/09 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall
06/19/09 – Boston, MA – Bank of America Pavilion