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Andrew Bird to Bring “Gezelligheid” Performances to NYC and Chicago

Intimate Shows This December

Oct 01, 2012 Andrew Bird Bookmark and Share

In 2009 and 2010 violin virtuoso Andrew Bird engaged in a series of intimate solo shows during the holiday season titled “Gezelligheid.” With its name loosely taken from the Dutch word for “cozy,” these select shows featured Bird concentrating on largely instrumental works, pieces inspired by the artist’s “childhood memories of performing Handel’s Messiah in various churches on an annual basis.”

Returning once again this winter, Bird has announced a select number of shows will take place at Chicago’s Fourth Presbyterian Church Dec. 19-20, and for the first time, New York’s Riverside Church Dec. 10. In an issued statement Bird says “What I hope to do with these shows is adapt my music completely to the atmosphere of the space and the season. I want the audience to be both lifted and comforted as we head into another cold and dark winter. I feel the space should be sacred so the audience can experience my music in a different atmosphere.”

Soon to release Hands of Glory (out Oct. 30), a companion piece to his newest full-length effort Break It Yourself, Bird’s full tour schedule is on view below.

Andrew Bird Tour Dates:

October 1 Orange Peel Asheville, NC*
October 2 Neighborhood Theatre Charlotte, NC*
October 4 Tennessee Theater Knoxville, TN*
October 5 Georgia Theater Athens, GA*
October 6 Charleston Music Hall Charleston, SC*
October 8 Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater Miami Beach, FL*
October 9 Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts Tampa, FL*
October 10 House of Blues Orlando, FL*
October 12 House of Blues Houston, TX*
October 13 Austin City Limits Festival Austin, TX
December 10 Riverside Church New York, NY&dagger
December 17 State Theater Minneapolis, MN
December 19-20 Fourth Presbyterian Church Chicago, IL&dagger

* with Here We Go Magic
&dagger Gezelligheid performance



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