Andrew Bird and Matt Berninger team up

Andrew Bird and Matt Berninger from The National team up to cover The Velvet Underground

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

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 career.

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.

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.

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

†with The Lumineers