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ANDREW BIRD AND THE NATIONAL’S MATT BERNINGER COVER THE VELVET UNDERGROUND’S “PERFECT DAY”

Andrew Bird recently teamed up with The National’s Matt Berninger to cover the Lou Reed classic “Perfect Day” for Bird’s Facebook Live series, “Live from the Great Room.” Watch the performance HERE.

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. Previous guests include Fiona Apple, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Chris Thile, Blake Mills, John C. Reilly and Tom Brosseau.

Bird is currently on tour in Europe, with upcoming performances in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Upon his return to the U.S. he is set to reprise his intimate, solo Gezelligheid performances this winter for a three-night residency at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church December 14-16.

The Gezelligheid performances will follow Bird’s upcoming shows at the Tarrytown Music Hall on December 10 and he’ll cap the year off with a special performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall on December 12, playing music from his new album, Are You Serious as well as material from his storied career. Bird will also be heading out in early 2017 with The Lumineers before traveling to Australia for performances at the world-renowned Byron Bay Bluesfest, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Hall. See below for a complete list of dates.

Bird also recently partnered with gun safety group Everytown For Gun Safety and actor/director Natalie Morales (best known for her acting work on FOX’s “The Grinder,” NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” and HBO’s “Girls,” as well as for directing videos for singer-songwriter Holly Miranda, bands The Georgia Sand and Killmama, and Funny or Die) for a video collaboration that takes a powerful look at a day in the life of an American kid, where lockdown drills are now a sad and regular reality in their daily routine. The video can be viewed HERE. It is directed by Morales and features Bird’s song “Pulaski at Night,” which focuses on Bird’s hometown of Chicago.

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 12 albums, his first solo record Weather Systems coming in 2003.

ANDREW BIRD LIVE

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 10

Tarrytown, NY

Tarrytown Music Hall

December 12

New York, NY

Carnegie Hall

December 14

Chicago, IL

Fourth Presbyterian Church*

December 15

Chicago, IL

Fourth Presbyterian Church*

December 16

Chicago, IL

Fourth Presbyterian Church*

January 17

Omaha, NE

CenturyLink Center†

January 19

Minneapolis, MN

Target Center†

January 20

Rosemont, IL

Allstate Arena†

January 21

St. Louis, MO

Chaifetz Arena†

January 24

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center†

January 26

Grand Rapids, MI

Van Andel Arena†

January 27

Auburn Hills, MI

Palace of Auburn Hills†

January 28

Columbus, OH

Schottenstein Center†

January 31

Cincinnati, OH

US Bank Arena†

February 2

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden†

April 13

Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay Bluesfest

April 15

Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House

April 18

Southbank, Australia

 Melbourne Recital Hall

*Gezelligheid

†with The Lumineers

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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