Hands of Glory, a companion piece to Andrew Bird’s critically acclaimed Break It Yourself, is on the way. It'll arrive October 30th. What is it, you ask? The new record is the product of a pair of recording sessions prompted by the overwhelming response to Bird’s “old-time” sets on recent tours. Reinterpreting songs from Break It Yourself and featuring covers of classic country tunes, these “old-time” performances find Bird and his full band playing to a single microphone with an entirely acoustic setup. Drawing inspiration from these sets, Hands of Glory features a brand new original track, new interpretations of songs from Break It Yourself and covers of the Carter Family, the Handsome Family, Alpha Consumer and others.
Bird is set to continue his North American tour dates, highlighted by a performance at Austin City Limits, throughout the fall. Dates:
09-26 Madison, WI - Overture Hall * 09-27 Cincinnati, OH - Midpoint Music Festival * 09-29 Lexington, KY - Singletary Center * 09-30 Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre * 10-01 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel * 10-02 Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre * 10-04 Knoxville, TN - Tennessee Theater * 10-05 Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre * 10-06 Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall * 10-08 Miami Beach, FL - Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater * 10-09 Tampa, FL - Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts * 10-10 Orlando, FL - House of Blues * 10-12 Houston, TX - House of Blues * 10-13 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits 11-06 Paris, France - Les Inrocks 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
* w/ Here We Go Magic
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