Earlier today, Andrew Bird welcomed Jackson Browne to his Facebook Live series “Live from the Great Room”. Yesterday’s guest was Lucius. The series streams live from Bird’s 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, Esperanza Spalding, Jimbo Mathus of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, Chris Thile, Blake Mills, John C. Reilly and Tom Brosseau.
Bird will join The Lumineers once more for their hometown show at Denver’s Fiddler’s Green on August 25 after his upcoming co-headlining run of east coast dates with Belle & Sebastian. Bird kicks off his spring/summer dates with a performance at the Mission Creek Festival before traveling to Australia for shows at the world-renowned Byron Bay Bluesfest, Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Recital Hall. Bird will also appear at the High Sierra Festival in Quincy, CA this summer. See below for a complete list of dates.
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.”
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
Iowa City, IA
Mission Creek Festival
Byron Bay, Australia
Byron Bay Bluesfest
Sydney Opera House
Melbourne Recital Hall
June 29-July 2
High Sierra Festival
Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion†
* with Belle & Sebastian and Spoon
† with Belle & Sebastian
‡ with The Lumineers
Watch Andrew Bird with Lucius here
Watch Andrew Bird with Jackson Browne here