Eat Your Own Ears presents
Plus special guests
Monday 11 May 2009
Shepherds Bush Empire, Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8TT 020 8354 3300
Tickets £16.50 from
www.ticketweb.co.uk 08700 600 100
www.seetickets.com 0870 264 3333
Following the release of the much-anticipated new album Noble Beast, Andrew Bird plays London's Shepherds Bush Empire this May. Delivering mesmerizing live sets of utterly riveting songs that work their magic on their own believable terms, without a hint of cloying nostalgia or riff-fueled seduction, Bird plays strings, glockenspiel, wurlitzer and tape loops…
"Bird could be the only performer who's lit up both Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo with a combination of vocals, violin, guitar, glockenspiel and whistling… he uses centuries-old instrumentation to give depth and soul to folk rock."–ESQUIRE "The Masters Are Dead–Long Live The Masters," November 2008
"Andrew Bird is a true musical one-off. You really ought to see him." 5/5 The Guardian
"When musicologists of the future come to study singer-songwriters of the early 21st century, Andrew Bird will stand proudly apart… Just one more sensational record from one of the most important artists working today"
4/5 Independent On Sunday
"An album to take time with, but already sounding marvellous" 4/5 Sunday Times
"WithArmchair Apocrypha, Bird marks out his own airspace with polysyllabic style and musical blue-sky thinking that really takes wing"
4/5 Album of the Week, The Times
"Andrew Bird's his own man, mind, and this should be the album to make people sit up and notice"
4/5 Independent Information
"Andrew Bird's blend of loops, samples, violin, guitar, glockenspiel and various likeminded collaborators provide heart-soaring delights aplenty. Watch him fly!"
4/5 Daily Mirror
"Bird has the rare touch to make his sound as natural as breathing" 4/5 Q
"Armchair Apocrypha find Bird rushing ever upward… A record dotted with peaks" 4/5 Uncut
"Andrew Bird's songs are shot through with a beauty of terrible consequence… Armchair Apocrypha proves Bird's knack for the musical hat trick" 4/5 Mojo
"Armchair Apocrypha is smart, twitchy, odd, moving and funny. Nice bits of whistling too." Word
"Don't be too surprised if Bird streaks ahead of the alt-pop flock very soon" 4/6 Time Out
"A Unique talent" Music Week
"Just superb" Plan B
"Music needs more eccentric geniuses like this guy" 4/5 Daily Express
"Genius is a word bandied around far too often but in the case of Andrew Bird, you can't help coming back to it" The Sun
Plus special guests