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ANDREW BIRD’S “LIVE FROM THE GREAT ROOM” KICKS OFF SEASON TWO WITH SPECIAL GUEST ESPERANZA SPALDING

Critically acclaimed artist Andrew Bird kicks off the second season of his Facebook Live series, “Live from the Great Room,” with special guest Esperanza Spalding; watch/share the performance at http://found.ee/AB_LFTGR215. The series streams live from his living room, putting the creative process on display for fans as he performs and converses with friends and collaborators in a candid, intimate setting. Previous guests include Fiona Apple, Matt Berninger of The National, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Chris Thile, Blake Mills, John C. Reilly and Tom Brosseau.

Andrew Bird is also featured in a “What’s In My Bag” video segment for Amoeba Music in which he discusses some of his favorite music and record-buying habits; watch/share the video at https://youtu.be/cNUb4h4WqU4.

Bird capped off a highly successful year with a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Album (non-classical) for his twelfth full-length LP, Are You Serious (out now on Loma Vista Recordings), as well as with an arena tour with The Lumineers which culminated in a pair of shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden. The album continues to receive critical acclaim, see below.

In addition to the critical adulation he has received for Are You Serious and “Live from the Great Room” over the past year, Bird headlined his largest-ever homecoming performance at Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, performed at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall, and marked the return of his annual intimate holiday Gezelligheid performances at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church. Bird also joined with gun safety group Everytown For Gun Safety and actor/director Natalie Morales for a video collaboration featuring his song “Pulaski at Night.” Throughout Bird’s U.S. tour, he partnered with Everytown to donate $1 from every ticket sold to benefit the gun safety cause. Recently, Bird’s music was featured in HBO’s “The Young Pope” and Hulu’s “The Path.”

This spring, Bird performs at the Mission Creek Festival before traveling to Australia for performances at the world-renowned Byron Bay Bluesfest, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Hall. Upon his return he will appear at the High Sierra Festival in Quincy, CA before co-headlining a run of east coast dates with Belle & Sebastian. See below for a complete list of dates.

Chicago-born, LA-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

* with Belle & Sebastian

April 4

Iowa City, IA

Mission Creek Festival

April 13

Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay Bluesfest

April 15

Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House

April 18

Southbank, Australia

 Melbourne Recital Hall

June 29-July 2

Quincy, CA

High Sierra Festival

July 30

Columbia, MD

Merriweather Post Pavilion*

July 31

Raleigh, NC

NCMA*

August 2

Boston, MA

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*

August 3

Philadelphia, PA

Mann Center*

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