Andrew Bird has a full summer and fall ahead of him, including tour dates supporting The Decemerists and Death Cab For Cutie. A headlining tour with sort-of-kind-of kick off on July 10 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, right before he does a trio of dates with DCFC on July 11, 13 and 14. The Decemberists dates are July 17-19.
Bird's sole August date is on the 8th, at Lollapalooza, in his hometown of Chicago; he also tops the Wanderlust Festival lineup. Bird takes off on the next leg of his U.S. tour on Sept. 19 at the Forward Music Festival in Madison, Wis., and will make stops at Austin City Limits Festival and Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Fan pre-sales for the fall tour dates kick off today (June 30) while most of the rest go up on July 10.
Bird has tapped Brooklyn-based 4AD signee St. Vincent to open for him at his headlining shows. This all comes in support of Bird's newest album "Noble Beast."
We were sad to miss Bird's appearance at New York's historic Radio City Music hall because, frankly, we've enjoyed seeing him all seven times we've ventured out of our dungeon. Our favorite would have to be at Chicago's Old Town School Of Folk. You could see the dots on his socks.
ANDREW BIRD NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2009
07/10: Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
07/11: Berkeley, CA - Greek Theatre
07/13: Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden
07/14: Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/16: Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion
07/17: Redmond, WA - Marymoor Amphitheatre
07/18 & 07/19: Troutdale, OR - McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
07/26: South Lake Tahoe, CA - Wanderlust Festival
08/07: Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
09/19: Madison, WI - Forward Music Festival
09/29: Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theater
09/30: Columbia, MO - The Blue Note
10/02: Austin, TX - Austin City Limits
10/03: New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's Uptown
10/05: Birmingham, AL - Workplay Soundstage
10/07 & 08: Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle
10/09: Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
10/10: Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium
10/12: Charleston, SC - The Music Farm
10/13: Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater
10/14: Cincinnati OH - Bogarts
10/16 & 17: Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
10/18: Kalamazoo, MI - State Theater
10/19: Columbus, OH - Southern Theater
10/21: Buffalo, NY - Asbury Hall
10/24: S. Portland, ME - S. Portland High School Auditorium
10/25: Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
10/26: Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10/27: Providence, RI - Lupo's
10/28: Washington, DC - 9:30 Club