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Andrew Bird releasing LP of Handsome Family covers, expands tour, including 2 shows at Rough Trade (win tix)

Andrew Bird in Chicago, 12/9/2013 (more by James Richards IV)
Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird has included Handsome Family covers in his sets for years now and is now releasing an album of Handsome Family songs titled Things are Really Great Here, Sort Of which will be out digitally June 3 and on vinyl later this summer. The album includes a cover of “Far From Any Road,” which was the theme song to HBO’s hit series True Detective.

With his band Hands of Glory (which includes Tift Merritt), Bird will be on tour for much of the summer, including the WNYC Radio Love Fest at BAM’s Harvey Theater on June 6 ( a few tickets still left), and a free show at Central Park Summerstage on July 8. Right after the BAM show, Andrew Bird will play Rough Trade on June 7 with two performances (7 PM & 10:30 PM). Tickets for the Rough Trade shows go on sale Friday (5/16) at noon. But if you’d like to go for free, we’re giving away a pair of of tickets to both Rough Trade performances.

All Andrew Bird tour dates are listed, along with contest details, below…

For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see ANDREW BIRD AT ROUGH TRADE: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND “ANDREW BIRD at ROUGH TRADE” and “early show” or “late show” in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line “ANDREW BIRD”. Include your first and last name in the email and please indicate whether you want to go to the early or late show. We’ll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!

Andrew Bird – 2014 Tour Dates
June 6 – Studio 360 WNYC Radio Love Fest at BAM Harvey Theater – Brooklyn, NY
June 7 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY (early and late)
June 8 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
June 9 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
June 10 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
June 12 – Orange Peel – Asheville, TN
June 13 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN
June 15 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
June 16 – The Paramount Theater – Austin, TX
June 20 – Chautauqua – Boulder, CO
June 21 – Telluride – Telluride, CO
July 2 – Power Center – Ann Arbor, MI
July 4 – Toronto Urban Roots Fest – Toronto, ON
July 5 – Ottawa Blues Fest – Ottawa, ON
July 6 – Jazz Fest – Montreal, QC
July 8 – Summerstage – New York, NY
July 10 – Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center – Hanover, NH
July 11 – The Klein – Bridgeport, CT
July 12 – Lowell Summer Music Series – Lowell, MA
July 18 – Vancouver Folk Fest – Vancouver, BC
July 24 – Calgary Folk Fest – Calgary, AB
July 26 – Interstellar Rodeo – Edmonton, AB
August 1 – Henry Miller Library – Big Sur, CA
August 2 – Mountain Winery – Saratoga, CA
August 3 – Sigmund Stern Grove – San Francisco, CA
September 19 – Humphrey’s – San Diego, CA
September 21 – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA

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