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Andrew Bird Announces New Album and 2012 Tour

December 6, 2011  |  12:16pm
Andrew Bird Announces New Album and 2012 Tour

Andrew Bird had been hinting at a new studio album ever since he finished working on the soundtrack to the indie film Norman, which was released this past October. Now, as Pitchfork reports, the whistling multi-instrumentalist has officially announced the new studio album and it’s called Break It Yourself.

The follow-up to 2009’s Noble Beast will be released on March 5 here in the US and March 6 everywhere else via Mom + Pop. The album was entirely produced and recorded by Bird himself in his home “barn studio” and as we reported back in August, some songs from the Norman soundtrack will appear on the new album.

The even better news is that Bird also announced a really cool way to get a free copy of the album. If you purchase tickets for his upcoming 2012 tour, you will get a free digital copy of Break It Yourself, as well as two free live EPs: one from his most recent tour called Fake Conversations and one from his upcoming tour which you’ll get later on. If you’re an Andrew Bird fan, your day just got a lot better.

Check out the new tour dates and announcement video below:

Andrew Bird – Break It Yourself – Violin from Mom+Pop on Vimeo.

December

21 Chicago, Ill. – Museum of Contemporary Art*

January
12 Honolulu, Haw. – Hawaii Theatre

March
5 London, England – Barbican Cantre
6 Paris, France – La Cigale
8 Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
9 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
15 Dallas, Tex. – Majestic Theatre #
16 New Orleans, L.A. – The Howlin’ Wolf #
17 Atlanta, Ga. – Tabernacle #
19 Nashville, Tenn. – Ryman Auditorium #
20 Columbus, Ohio – Southern Theatre #
22 St. Louis, Mo. – The Pageant #
23 Kansas City, Mo. – The Uptown Theater #
24 Milwaukee, Wis. – Riverside Theater #

April
9 Seattle, Wash. – Paramount Theatre $
10 Vancouver, B.C. – The Vogue $
11 Portland, Ore. – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall $
13 Oakland, Calif. – Fox Theater $
18 Mesa Ariz. – Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center $
19 Santa Fe, N.M. – Lensic Performing Arts Center $
20 Tuscon, Ariz. – Rialto Theater $

May
3 Philadelphia, Pa. – Union Transfer %
4 New York, N.Y. – Beacon Theatre %
5 New York, N.Y. – Beacon Theatre %
6 Boston, Mass. – House of Blues %
8 Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club %
9 Baltimore, Md. – Ram’s Head Live %
10 Detroit, Mich. – The Fillmore Detroit @
12 Chicago, Ill. – Auditorium Theatre @

June
2 - London @ Field Day Festival
9 - Nottinghamshire @ No Direction Home Festival

  • Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller’s “Sonic Arboretum”
  1. with Eugene Mirman
    $ with Laura Marling
    % with Patrick Watson
    & with Tift Merritt
    @ with Mucca Pazza
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