Andrew Bird’s Global Adventures

Andrew Bird begins his 2016 world tour with a four-city run across The Netherlands in late February and a U.S./Canada journey that kicks off during the last week of March. He returns to Europe in late April for gigs booked through early May.  General onsales start later this week.

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ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO, Loews Hollywood Hotel, Hollywood, Calif.

But before we even get into Bird’s 2016 plans, we need to mention that the multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter has four sold-out “Gezelligheid” shows at Chicago’s 4th Presbyterian Church, Dec. 7-10.

One dollar for every ticket sold for the spring leg of the tour will be given to organizations working to end gun violence.  All proceeds from Bird’s Dec. 11 show at The Hideout in Chicago benefit Foundation Of Music and will fund private lessons for a student at ChiArts.

Bird’s Euro agenda includes the Cross-Linx Festivals where he’ll appear in a supergroup along with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn.

Photo: John Davisson
Forecastle Festival, Waterfront Park, Louisville, Ky.

Bird will be backed by a full band beginning March 30.  Here’s his complete schedule as of today with new dates bolded for easy reference:

Dec. 7 – Chicago, Ill., Fourth Presbyterian Church
Dec. 8 – Chicago, Ill., Fourth Presbyterian Church
Dec. 9 – Chicago, Ill., Fourth Presbyterian Church
Dec. 10 – Chicago, Ill., Fourth Presbyterian Church
Dec. 11 – Chicago, Ill., The Hideout
Feb. 25 – Eindhoven, Netherlands, Frits Philips Musiccentre (Cross-Linx Festival)
Feb. 26  Amsterdam, Netherlands,  Muziekgebouw
Feb. 27  Rotterdam, Netherlands, De Doelen (Cross-Linx Festival)
Feb. 28 – Groningen, Netherlands,  De Oosterpoort (Cross-Linx Festival)
March 30 – Nashville, Tenn., Ryman Auditorium
April 1 – Knoxville, Tenn., Various Venues (Big Ears Festival)
April 2 – Atlanta, Ga., The Tabernacle
April 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Electric Factory
April 5 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
April 7 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Kings Theatre
April 8 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5
April 9 – Boston, Mass., Wang Theatre – Citi Performing Arts Center
April 11 – Montreal, Quebec, Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre
April 13 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
April 14 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 15 – Columbus, Ohio, The LC Pavilion
April 16 – Cleveland, Ohio, House Of Blues
April 18 – Milwaukee, Wis., Riverside Theatre
April 19 – Minneapolis, Minn., First Avenue
April 21 – Kansas City, Mo., Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
April 22 – St. Louis, Mo., The Pageant
April 30 – Dublin, Ireland, Vicar Street
May 2 – Edinburgh, Scotland, The Queens Hall
May 3 – Manchester, England, Manchester Cathedral
May 4 – London, England, Roundhouse
May 6 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Paradiso
May 8 – Brussels, Belgium, Cirque Royal
May 9 – Paris, France, Trianon 

Onsales for 2016 shows begin Dec. 4.  Check out for more details.