Andrew Bird adds tour dates, NPR streams Noble Beast

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Andrew Bird 's new disc, Noble Beast, won't be released until Jan. 20 (on Fat Possum Records) but that isn't stopping NPR from streaming the CD early on its site (with permission, of course). The preview is NPR's fourth installment of its Exclusive First Listen series which has also featured Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Paul McCartney.

Check out Bird's album now, not to mention M. Ward's new disc Hold Timein its entirety before its Feb. 17 release date.

Bird has also announced some additional tour dates. Didn't know he was out and about? Check our story here on the previously released dates. The newly announced are below:

15 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Pageant
17 - Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain's Ballroom
21 - Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
22 - Dallas, Texas @ Granada Theater
23 - Oxford, Miss. @ The Lyric Oxford

3 - Toronto, Ontario @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
4 - Montreal, Quebec @ Le National
5 - South Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
7 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Carnegie Music Hall
10 - Chicago, Ill. @ The Civic Opera House
11 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ The State Theater

Related links:
News: Andrew Bird, Suzanne Vega blog for New York Times
News: Loney Dear touring with, without Andrew Bird
News: Andrew Bird to tour, let Noble Beast out of cage

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