Appropriating a Dutch term that loosely translates to “extra extra cozy,” Andrew Bird’s Gezelligheid shows concentrate mainly on instrumental violin pieces amplified only by the signature giant Specimen horns… and as an added bonus, this year’s shows will include special guest Tift Merritt!
The full schedule of Gezelligheid dates can be found below, tickets went on sale today.
12/09- Chicago, IL @ Fourth Presbyterian Church (Tickets)
12/10 – Chicago, IL @ Fourth Presbyterian Church (Tickets)
12/11 – Chicago, IL @ Fourth Presbyterian Church (Tickets)
12/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Congregation Sherith Israel (Tickets)
12/17 – San Francisco, CA @ Congregation Sherith Israel (Tickets)
12/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Tickets)
12/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Immanuel Presbyterian Church (Tickets)
Andrew Bird performing at The Historic Riverside Church in Harlem as part of last year’s Gezelligheid shows.
Tift Merritt joined Andrew Bird on stage during his recent Newport Folk Festival appearance to perform their brand new collaborative song, ‘Begging Questions’, stream the performance now over on NPR, where you can also find audio for Andrew Bird’s entire set.
Happy Birthday to Andrew Bird! To celebrate this very special occasion, here is a video of Bird singing “The Happy Birthday Song”, especially for… himself.
Today is a busy day for Andrew Bird.
This morning, the Guardian unveiled the exclusive first listen of his upcoming Hands of Glory, due next Tuesday, October 30th. Head over here to give it a listen. And don’t forget, you can still pre-order the album — which features old-timey material inspired by Andrew’s recent Break It Yourself tours — at http://www.andrewbird.net.
In other news, today Mr. Bird also announced a fairly unprecedented move. He’ll be crowd-sourcing his upcoming February tour of South America! Fans are able to decide which cities the tour will roll through, via pledges to attend in their market of choice. When six cities reach a specific threshold, the tour is all booked! For a full run of Andrew’s dates, including some recently-added Gezelligheid performances, see below:
11-08 London, England – Roundhouse
11-10 Lisbon, Portugal – Aula Magna
11-11 Cartagena, Spain – Cartagena Jazz Festival
11-12 Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
11-14 Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
11-16 Enschede, Netherlands – Crossing Border Festival – Wilmink Theatre
11-17 The Hague, Netherlands – Crossing Border Festival – The Royal
11-19 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
12-10-11 New York, NY – Riverside Church *
12-17 Minneapolis, MN – State Theater
12-19-21 Chicago, IL – Fourth Presbyterian Church *
02-17-18 TBA Latin America
* – Gezelligheid performances
This morning, Huffington Post revealed another track from Andrew Bird’s forthcoming Hands of Glory, due October 30th. The song is a lovely cover of “If I Needed You,” a Townes Van Zandt classic Bird has been performing in concert throughout the year. Give it a listen below.
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