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MATT BERNINGER OF THE NATIONAL AND JIMBO MATHUS JOIN ANDREW BIRD FOR “LIVE FROM THE GREAT ROOM”

Matt Berninger (The National, El Vy) and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers) will join Andrew Bird for the final episodes of the first season of “Live from the Great Room,” a new, ongoing series of Facebook Live performances. Streamed live from Bird’s living room, the weekly series puts the creative process on display for fans as Bird performs and converses with friends and collaborators in a candid, intimate setting. The first season’s previous guests have included Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Chris Thile, Blake Mills, John C. Reilly and Tom Brosseau. The series’ popularity has grown throughout the season, with the most recent episode with Chris Thile attracting more than 105,000 total views, reaching over one million people.

“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.”

Berninger and Bird will broadcast live Thursday, August 25 at 12:30 p.m. PT, while Mathus and Bird will broadcast live Tuesday, August 30 at 12:30 p.m. PT.

Bird is set to continue his critically acclaimed world tour throughout the fall, including his largest-ever Chicago homecoming performance at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, along with stops at Austin City Limits and Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival. The tour will conclude with a performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on December 12. See below for a complete list of dates.

ANDREW BIRD LIVE

September 2

Seattle, WA

Bumbershoot

September 3

Missoula, MT

The Wilma*

September 5

Papillon, NE

Sumtur Amphithearter*

September 6

Madison, WI

Capitol Theater*

September 7

Chicago, IL

Jay Pritzker Pavilion†

September 9

Louisville, KY

Headliner’s Music Hall*

September 10

Raleigh, NC

Hopscotch Music Festival

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

September 28

Dallas, TX

Majestic Theater

September 29

Houston, TX

White Oak Music Hall

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 8

Pittsburgh, PA

Byham Theatre‡

October 9

Baltimore, MD

Ramshead Live‡

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‡

October 24

Paris, France

Théatre des Bouffes du Nord

October 28

Milan, Italy

Teatro Dal Verme

October 30

Rome, Italy

Auditorium Parco della Musica

November 1

Madrid, Spain

Sala Nuevo Apolo

November 4

Barcelona, Spain

Sala Barts

November 8

Porto, Portugal

Casa da Musica

November 9

Lisbon, Portugal

Centro Cultural de Belém

December 12

New York, NY

Carnegie Hall

*with Gabriel Kahane

†with Margo Price

‡with Sinkane

www.andrewbird.net

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