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Andrew Bird & the Hands of Glory expand tour, playing The Chicago Theatre in August

Andrew Bird @ Rough Trade NYC in June (more by Caroline Harrison)
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Andrew Bird and his “new” band the Hands of Glory — “an old timey acoustic configuration featuring Tift Merritt, Alan Hampton, Bowl of Fire alumnus Kevin O’Donnell, and Eric Heywood on pedal steel” — have been touring throughout North America this summer in support of their new Handsome Family covers LP, Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of…. The album includes a cover of “The Giant of Illinois,” which also appeared on 2009’s great Dark Was the Night compilation. You can take a listen to Things Are Really Great Here… in its entirety at the bottom of this post.

Bird and co. have expanded their current tour to include a hometown show at The Chicago Theatre on August 16. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Saturday (7/12) at 10AM CST — they’re also on presale now, and the password is “HANDSOFGLORY“.

All AB & the Hands of Glory dates and a stream of their new LP lie after the jump…

Andrew Bird and the Hands of Glory — 2014 Tour Dates
Jul 11 The Klein – Bridgeport, CT
Jul 12 Lowell Summer Music Series – Lowell, MA
Jul 18 Vancouver Folk Festival – Vancouver, Canada
Jul 24 Calgary Folk Festival – Calgary, Canada
Jul 26 Interstellar Rodeo – Edmonton, Canada
Aug 01 Henry Miller Library – Big Sur, CA
Aug 02 The Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
Aug 03 Stern Grove Festival – San Francisco, CA
Aug 08 Skyline Music Festival – Minneapolis, MN
Aug 16 Chicago Theatre – Chicago, IL
Sep 19 Humphreys Concerts By the Bay – San Diego, CA
Sep 21 Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

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