Andrew Bird has announced details of his first headlining UK tour, backed by a full touring band, to take place next month.
A limited-edition tour CD that includes reworked versions from the album, fresh tracks and a cover of Bob Dylan’s ‘Oh Sister’ will be available on a first-come first served basis at the UK shows.
The singer/guitarist/violinist/whistler is also to release a new single ‘Heretics’ on Decmber 3.
The track which features on the BBC TV trailer for Michael Palin‘s Europe show, is taken from Bird’s acclaimed album ‘Armchair Apocrypha‘.
Now on his sixth album, Bird has gone from cult obscurity to appearing on David Letterman‘s US show, and touing with bands like Wilco and My Morning Jacket.
Andrew Bird will be suported by Loney, Dear on his five UK dates, they are:
Belfast Speakeasy (November 4)
Glasgow Arches (5)
Birmingham Glee Club (6)
Manchester Academy 3 (8)
London Koko (9)
More information about the shows and album are available from Bird’s official website here: www.andrebird.net