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Andrew Bird to release ‘Break It Yourself,’ finishing a 2012 tour @ the Auditorium Theatre (dates)

Andrew Bird @ Tarrytown Music Hall (NY) in October (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
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Andrew Bird has just announced the release of his new album Break It Yourself, out March 6th in the US (5th internationally) via Mom + Pop Records. Produced and recorded entirely by Bird himself at his Western Illinois barn-turned-home-studio, the LP will serve as the highly anticipated follow up to 2009’s Noble Beast.

Shortly after its release, he’ll embark on a 3-month North American tour, which comes to a close at our own Auditorium Theatre on May 12th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (12/10), at 10AM CST. Stay tuned for pre-sale information. If you’re a member of Andrew’s fan club, you can purchase tickets now.

All tickets (both pre-sale and general sale) come with a digital copy of Break It Yourself (link active at midnight on March 6th), a five-song live EP dubbed Fake Conversations from his October 2011 tour (inboxed to you within a few days), and the promise of a forthcoming live EP from this tour (delivered in the spring on 2012). Not a bad deal, huh?

Eugene Mirman, Laura Marling, Patrick Watson, Tift Merritt, and Mucca Pazza (who play the Chicago show) will serve as 2012 support.

Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller‘s Sonic Arboretum opens today at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Head below for all upcoming tour dates, and a Break It Yourself teaser video..




ANDREW BIRD – 2011/12 TOUR DATES
12-21-22 Chicago, IL – Museum of Contemporary Art *
01-12 Honolulu, HI – Hawaii Theatre
03-05 London, England – Barbican Cantre
03-06 Paris, France – La Cigale
03-08 Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
03-09 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
03-15 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre #
03-16 New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf #
03-17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle #
03-19 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium #
03-20 Columbus, OH – Southern Theatre #
03-22 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant #
03-23 Kansas City, MO – The Uptown Theater #
03-24 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater #
04-09 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre $
04-10 Vancouver, British Columbia – The Vogue $
04-11 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall $
04-13 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater $
04-18 Mesa, AZ – Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center $
04-19 Santa Fe, NM – Lensic Performing Arts Center $
04-20 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater $
05-03 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer %
05-04 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre %
05-05 New York, NY -Beacon Theatre &
05-06 Boston, MA – House of Blues %
05-08 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club %
05-09 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live %
05-10 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit @
05-12 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theatre @

* Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller’s “Sonic Arboretum”
# w/ Eugene Mirman
$ w/ Laura Marling
% w/ Patrick Watson
& w/ Tift Merritt
@ w/ Mucca Pazza

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