The Bowery Presents
Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Tift Merritt

Sat, May 5, 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.
Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt
Songstress Tift Merritt is a North Carolina native. Her father taught her guitar chords and Percy Sledge songs. With her longtime band, she has built a unique and critically acclaimed body of work of sonic short stories and poignant performances.
Venue Information:
Beacon Theatre
2124 Broadway
New York, NY, 10023
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