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Published: 2012/01/10

Andrew Bird Reveals New Album and Tour Details

Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird will release his twelfth album Break It Yourself on March 6 through Mom + Pop. The album was recorded in Bird’s barn by the banks of the Mississippi River in Western Illinois, and was also produced by the former Squirrel Nut Zippers collaborator. Bird will celebrate the release of his album with a North American tour, with the first date set for March 15 in Dallas, TX.

All tickets purchased for the tour will come bundled with a “unique musical package” that will include a redemption code to download Break It Yourself when it is released to the public. In addition, ticket holders will also receive a download of Fake Conversations, a live EP that was recorded on Bird’s fall 2011 tour, as well as a live EP that will be recorded during the spring 2012 tour. American fans who don’t live near the venues that Bird will be traveling to will be able to buy the album and live EP package as part of a preorder through Bird’s official site. There will also be a deluxe edition vinyl package, with more details to come in the near future. A new video previewing the album can be seen at Bird’s website. The full list of dates and track listing for the new album can be found below.

Break It Yourself Tracklisting:

1. Desperation Breeds…
2. Polynation
3. Danse Caribe
4. Give it Away
5. Eyeoneye
6. Lazy Projector
7. Near Death Experience Experience
8. Behind the Barn
9. Lusitania
10. Orpheo Looks Back
11. Sifters
12. Fatal Shore
13. Hole in the Ocean Floor
14. Belles

Andrew Bird Tour Dates

January 12 Honolulu, HI—Hawaii Theatre
March 15 Dallas, TX—Majestic Theatre*
March 16 New Orleans, LA—The Howlin’ Wolf*
March 17 Atlanta, GA—Tabernacle*
March 19 Nashville, TN—Ryman Auditorium*
March 20 Columbus, OH—Southern Theatre*
March 22 St. Louis, MO—The Pageant*
March 23 Kansas City, MO—The Uptown Theater*
March 24 Milwaukee, WI—Riverside Theater*
April 9 Seattle, WA—Paramount Theatre #
April 10 Vancouver, BC—The Vogue #
April 11 Portland, OR—Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall #
April 13 Oakland, CA—Fox Theater #
April 18 Mesa, AZ—Ikeda Theater at Mesa Arts Center #
April 19 Santa Fe, NM—Lensic Performing Arts Center #
April 20 Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theater #
May 3 Philadelphia, PA—Union Transfer@
May 4 New York, NY—Beacon Theater@
May 5 New York, NY—Beacon Theater&
May 6 Boston, MA—House of Blues@
May 8 Washington, DC—9:30 Club@
May 9 Baltimore, MD—Ramshead Live@
May 10 Detroit, MI—The Fillmore Detroit%
May 12 Chicago, IL—Auditorium Theatre%

#With Laura Marling *With Eugene Mirman
@With Patrick Watson
&With Tift Merritt
%With Mucca Pazza

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