The Bowery Presents
Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Patrick Watson

Fri, May 4, 2012

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Beacon Theatre

New York, NY

$45, $40

This event is all ages

Bird will celebrate the release of Break It Yourself with a North American tour set to kick off in Texas in mid-March. All concert tickets will be bundled with a unique musical package including a redemption code to download Break It Yourself upon release date (March 6). Ticketbuyers will also receive a download of Fake Conversations, a live EP culled from Bird’s fall 2011 tour, and a second souvenir live EP from the Spring 2012 tour.

Andrew Bird
Andrew Bird
Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, lyricist, and film score composer Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at the age of four and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. As a teen, Bird became interested in a variety of styles including early jazz, country blues and gypsy music, synthesizing them into his
unique brand of pop. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, he has released 11 albums, his fist solo record 'Weather Systems' coming in 2003. Bird has gone on to record with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and perform at New York's Carnegie Hall. Most recently, Bird composed his first ever film score for the movie Norman (hailed as 'a
probing thoughtful score' by the New York Times), contributed to the soundtrack of The Muppets, and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation at New York's Guggenheim Museum and Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art.
Patrick Watson
Patrick Watson
Adventures In Your Own Backyard new album to be released this April on Domino, in conjunction with Secret City. Available on CD, LP and digital formats.

Patrick Watson will be releasing his new album on Domino and Secret City in April of this year. Adventures In Your Own Backyard will be released the week of April 16th in his native Canada, continental Europe and Japan, to be followed the week of April 30th in the rest of the world.

Adventures... was made at home after a grueling five-year run that saw Patrick and his band (bassist Mishka Stein, guitarist Simon Angell and drummer Robbie Kuster) tour the world in support of two critically-acclaimed and successful albums, including the Polaris award-winning Close To Paradise. During this time, Patrick also contributed to Ma Fleur, the 2007 album from The Cinematic Orchestra, co-writing and singing on a sizeable portion of the record.

In Patrick’s own words, Adventures... is an effort on the band’s part to “make the kind of music we would want to listen to at home.” The album’s title is a nod to this sentiment and to the fact that it was recorded almost entirely in Watson’s apartment in Montreal, unlike his previous efforts which were sprawling recordings in both geography and arrangements.

In spite of the relatively spartan settings in which to record, Adventures... is equally as ambitious as Watson’s previous efforts and a thing of dynamic beauty. The result is an album that is still ripe with the touchstones one has come to expect from Patrick Watson and his collaborators, but permeated with a greater sense of patience and confidence. Adventures in Your Own Backyard is an attempt by Watson and the band to simplify their sights—to make music a bit more close to home in every sense of the phrase.

Adventures... will be preceded by the single and video for the sweeping, elegant “Into Giants,” which is available for preview to all at www.patrickwatson.net and via the widget below. Patrick and his band have already lined up shows before the album’s release that will include a headlining appearance at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas in March, a variety of dates across Europe this April, and support dates with Andrew Bird in the US this May.
Venue Information:
Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway
New York, NY, 10023
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