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Andrew Bird announces 2016 world tour

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Singer/songwriter/musican Andrew Bird has just announced a new world tour for 2016. The Break It Yourself artist has already sold out all of his “Gezelligheid” shows, a set of intimate performances at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago that became an annual tradition in 2007. The international leg of the tour will kick off in late February in the Netherlands, when Bird will perform at the Crosslinx Festival as part of a supergroup that also includes Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and Crowded House’s Neil Finn. And it sounds like Bird will be on the road promoting philanthropy instead of a new album this time around—a portion of ticket sales from the spring leg of the tour will be donated to organizations working to end gun violence to build safer communities. Also, all of the proceeds from the December 11th show will help fund private music lessons for one student at ChiArts via the Foundations of Music in Chicago.


December 7 through 10—Fourth Presbyterian Church—Chicago, Illinois

December 11—The Hideout—Chicago, Illinois

February 25—Muziekgebouw—Eindhoven, Netherlands

February 26—Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ—Amsterdam, Netherlands

February 27—De Doelen—Rotterdam, Netherlands

February 28—De Oosterpoort—Groningen, Netherlands

March 30—The Ryman—Nashville, Tennessee

April 1—Big Ears Festival—Knoxville, Tennessee

April 2—The Tabernacle—Atlanta, Georgia

April 4—Electric Factory—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

April 5—9:30 Club—Washington, D.C.

April 7—Kings Theatre—Brooklyn, New York

April 8—Terminal 5—New York, New York

April 9—Citi Wang Theatre—Boston, Massachusetts

April 11—Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre—Montreal, Quebec

April 13—Danforth Music Hall—Toronto, Ontario

April 14—Royal Oak Music Theatre—Detroit, Michigan

April 15—The LC Pavilion—Columbus, Ohio

April 16—House of Blues—Cleveland, Ohio

April 18—The Riverside Theater—Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 19—First Avenue—Minneapolis, Minnesota

April 21—Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland—Kansas City, Missouri

April 22—The Pageant—St. Louis, Missouri

April 30—Vicar Street—Dublin, Ireland

May 2—Queen’s Hall—Edinburgh, United Kingdom

May 3—Cathedral—Manchester, United Kingdom

May 4—Roundhouse—London, United Kingdom

May 6—Paradiso—Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 8—Cirque Royale—Brussels, Belgium

May 9—Trianon—Paris, France