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Andrew Bird To Play Carnegie Hall December 12, Facebook Live Series Launches Today with Blake Mills‏

This December 12, Andrew Bird will play a very special show at Carnegie Hall. The show caps off a tremendous year for Bird, and comes at the end of his tour celebrating the release of his twelfth studio album, Are You Serious. Bird will play music from the new album as well as material from his storied career. Presale tickets are available now, get them here.

Bird is currently on the road, with appearances at Austin City Limits, Bumbershoot and Hopscotch in addition to his own headline dates this fall. A portion of ticket sales for each headline show are donated to support gun control, read more here.

Bird today debuts the first installment of “Live from the Great Room,” a new, ongoing series of Facebook Live performances. Streamed live from Bird’s home, the series will broadcast weekly and feature guest appearances from some of Bird’s friends and collaborators. Episode One features guitarist Blake Mills; watch the archived broadcast on Bird’s Facebook here.

“I’m not exactly a social media maven, but I’ve stumbled on an online format that I can get with,” says Bird of the new series. “Going out via Facebook Live, I bring in musicians that I think will push me into interesting territory. I’ve always been about showing the process and the never ending quest to get to the heart of a song, and there’s something casual about this whole thing that’s appealing.”

Chicago-based film score composer, multi-instrumentalist and lyricist, Andrew Bird, picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and gypsy music, synthesizing them into his unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, he has released eleven albums, his first solo record Weather Systems coming in 2003. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Bird has composed the film score for the movie Norman (hailed as “a probing, thoughtful score” by The New York Times), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation at New York’s Guggenheim Museum and Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. He recently released Echolocation: Canyon, the first in a series of sonic experiments recorded in situ in nature.

ANDREW BIRD TOUR DATES

August 19                                                    Lyons, CO                                              Folks Festival
August 20                                                    Aspen, CO                                          Belly Up Aspen
September 2-4                                             Seattle, WA                                               Bumbershoot
September 3                                              Missoula, MT                                              The Wilma*
September 5                                                Papillon, NE                             Sumtur Amphithearter*
September 6                                               Madison, WI                                           Overture Hall*
September 7                                                 Chicago, IL                                 Jay Pritzker Pavilion
September 8-10                                           Raleigh, NC                          Hopscotch Music Festival
September 9                                              Louisville, KY                            Iroquois Amphitheater*
September 12                                              Athens, GA                                 The Georgia Theater*
September 13                                             Asheville, NC                                      The Orange Peel*
September 14                                            Covington, KY                                    Madison Theater*
September 16                                           Indianapolis, IN                                The Murat Theater*
September 17                                            Shakopee, MN                                     Festival Palomino
October 1                                                     Austin, TX                                      Austin City Limits
October 3                                                New Orleans, LA                                        Civic Theatre‡
October 4                                                 Birmingham, AL                                             The Saturn‡
October 6                                                  Richmond, VA                                             The National
October 7                                                  Baltimore, MD                                       Ramshead Live‡
October 8                                                  Pittsburgh, PA                                       Byham Theatre
October 10                                                Burlington, VT                                        Higher Ground‡
October 11                                                   Ithaca, NY                                              State Theatre‡
October 13                                                 Portland, ME                                            State Theatre‡
October 14                                               New Haven, CT                      College Street Music Hall‡
October 15                                                Providence, RI                                  Columbus Theatre‡
December 12                                             New York, NY                                            Carnegie Hall

*with Gabriel Kahane
†with Margo Price
‡with Sinkane

http://www.andrewbird.net

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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