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Andrew Bird touring: orchestral shows, dates w/ Punch Brothers & more

Andrew Bird, who played a bunch of Northeast shows in February and March, has just announced new “orchestral” tour dates for the fall where he’ll be backed by city orchestras at each stop. Dates include Bird’s Kennedy Center debut where he’ll play with DC’s National Symphony Orchestra.

Before his orchestral tour begins, Bird will be performing songs from his score for the film Blue Heart following select screenings of the film. Here’s info about the film:

The film documents the battle for the largest undammed river in Europe (Albania’s Vjosa), the effort to save the endangered Balkan lynx in Macedonia, and the women of Kruščica, Bosnia and Herzegovina who are spearheading a months-long, 24/7 protest to protect their community’s only source of fresh water.

You can watch the trailer below. Blue Heart screenings/performances include NYC’s Brooklyn Bowl on May 7 (tickets) and Chicago’s Thalia Hall on May 9 (tickets) and proceeds to both benefit local clean rivers charities.

Bird also has three co-headlining shows with Punch Brothers in August in Seattle, Portland, and Bonner, MT. All tour dates are listed below.

Speaking of film scores, Andrew also did the music for Lynn Shelton’s new film Outside In, and the film is available on most streaming platforms now.

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ANDREW BIRD – 2018 TOUR DATES
May 7—New York, NY—Brooklyn Bowl (Blue Heart film screening)
May 9—Chicago, IL—Thalia Hall (Blue Heart film screening)
June 22—Kingston, NY—Ulster Performing Arts Center
August 12—Breckenridge, CO—Riverwalk Center
August 14—Steamboat Springs, CO—Strings Music Pavilion
August 17—Bonner, MT—KettleHouse Amphitheater*
August 18—Portland, OR—Oregon Zoo Amphitheater*
August 19—Seattle, WA—Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater*
October 11—Los Angeles, CA—Walt Disney Concert Hall†
September 26—Indianapolis, IN—Hilbert Circle Theatre (with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra) †
September 29—Kansas City, MO—Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts (with Kansas City Symphony) †
October 26—Washington, DC—Kennedy Center Concert Hall (with National Symphony Orchestra) †
October 27—Washington, DC—Kennedy Center Concert Hall (with National Symphony Orchestra) †

* Co-headline date with Punch Brothers
† Orchestral performances

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