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Andrew Bird readies ‘Hands of Glory,’ playing intimate “Gezelligheid” shows in December, including NYC

Andrew Bird at Outside Lands 2012 (more by Amoreena Lucero)
Andrew Bird
Andrew Bird will play three special shows in December as part of his “Gezelligheid” series of concerts. “Gezelligheid” is a Dutch term that loosely translates to “cozy.” Says Bird, “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.”

For his NYC show, Bird has chosen the lovely Riverside Church on December 10. Tickets are currently on fan pre-sale and go on regular sale Friday (10/5) at noon. As part of this series, he’ll two two shows in Chicago on December 19 and 20 with a full band show in Minneapolis on 12/17.

In the meantime, gear up for Andrew Bird‘s new LP, Hands of Glory, by streaming the new track “Three White Horses” below. Look for the LP on October 30 via Mom + Pop.

All listed tour dates are below.

ANDREW BIRD – 2012 TOUR DATES
10-01 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
10-02 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre *
10-04 Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theater *
10-05 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *
10-06 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall *
10-08 Miami Beach, FL – Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater *
10-09 Tampa, FL – Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts *
10-10 Orlando, FL – House of Blues *
10-12 Houston, TX – House of Blues *
10-13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
11-06 Paris, France – Les Inrocks
11-08 London, England – Roundhouse
11-10 Lisbon, Portugal – Aula Magna
11-11 Cartagena, Spain – Cartagena Jazz Festival
11-12 Barcelona, Spain – Sala Apolo
11-14 Milan, Italy – Magazzini Generali
11-16 Enschede, Netherlands – Crossing Border Festival
11-17 The Hague, Netherlands – Crossing Border Festival
11-18 Antwerp, Belgium – Crossing Border Festival
11-19 Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
11-20 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
12-10 New York, NY – The Riverside Church†
12-17 Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
12-19 Chicago, IL – Fourth Presbyterian Church†
12-20 Chicago, IL – Fourth Presbyterian Church†
* with Here We Go Magic
† Gezelligheid performance

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