Andrew Bird to tour the world in 2016, campaign for less-expensive violin lessons in 2017

Andrew Bird to tour the world in 2016, campaign for less-expensive violin lessons in 2017

Not-so-fresh on the heels of his 2014 album Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…, the nevertheless PERPETUALLY FRESH whistling, strumming, Illinoisan songsmith Andrew Bird is about to capture the hearts and minds of America once again. And let’s face it. You love Andrew Bird. So do I. He’s just so charming! And here’s how he’s gonna do it.

Bird is embarking on an adorable full-band world tour in March. Well, actually, the run will kick-off with with a few solo dates in 2015, which include four sold-out Chicago shows at 4th Presbyterian Church for his now-annual Gezelligheid shows (started in 2009) and a Crosslinx Festival appearance with a supergroup comprised of Bird, Glenn Kotche, and Neil Finn. There’s also a December 11 show at The Hideout in Chicago, all proceeds from which will benefit Foundations of Music in Chicago, which will help fund “private lessons for a deserving student at ChiArts.”

Then, as if that’s not altruistic and cool ENOUGH for you, in late March, the handsome troubadour sets off into the sunset with a full-band in tow for the likes of Washington, DC, New York, Philadelphia, London, Brussels, Paris, and more. And wouldn’t you know it? On this spring leg of the tour, “$1 for every ticket sold will be directed to organizations working to end gun violence to build safer communities.” How unassailable is that? You can’t hate that. You can’t. Andrew Bird for president.

Tickets for the 2016 craziness will be available starting December 4 and can be purchased right over here at this affable Andrew Bird web link. Here’s some Andrew Bird music and a list of the dates below. Just stick around and enjoy the man a while.

Andrew Bird 2015/2016 tour magic:

12.07-10.15 – Chicago, IL - Fourth Presbyterian Church
12.11.15 – Chicago, IL - The Hideout
02.25.16 – Eindhoven, NL - Muziekgebouw Eindhoven
02.26.16 – Amsterdam, NL - Muziekgebouw & Bimhuis
02.27.16 – Rotterdam, NL - De Doelen
02.28.16 – Groningen, NL - Oosterpoort
03.30.16 – Nashville, TN - The Ryman
04.01.16 – Knoxville, TN - Big Ears Festival
04.02.16 – Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
04.04.16 – Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
04.05.16 – Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
04.07.16 – Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre
04.08.16 – New York, NY - Terminal 5
04.09.16 – Boston, NY - Citi Wang Theatre
04.11.16 – Montreal, QC - Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
04.13.16 – Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
04.14.16 – Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
04.15.16 – Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
04.16.16 – Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
04.18.16 – Milwaukee, WI - The Riverside Theatre
04.19.16 – Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
04.21.16 – Kansas City, MO - Arvest Bank Theatre
04.22.16 – St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
04.30.16 – Dublin, IE - Vicar Street
05.02.16 – Edinburgh, UK - Queen’s Hall
05.03.16 – Manchester, UK - Cathedral
05.04.16 – London, UK - Roundhouse
05.06.16 – Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
05.08.16 – Brussels, BE - Cirque Royal
05.09.16 – Paris, FR - Trianon


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