“My Finest Work Yet” TourWith Special Guest Madison Cunningham
The Chicago Theatre on July 16, 2019
Internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Andrew Bird’s new album My Finest Work Yet is out today on Loma Vista Recordings—listen/purchase here. Along with the new album, Bird is premiering an animated video by Andrea Nakhla for “Manifest” today—watch here.
Bird is also sharing the details of his forthcoming My Finest Work Yet tour that will find him on an expansive run of North American dates. In Chicago, Bird will be joined by special guest Madison Cunningham for a July 16 concert at The Chicago Theatre. Show time is 7:30pm. Reserved seats ($59.50/$49.50/$39.50) become available at 11:00am on Friday, March 29 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, in person at The Chicago Theatre box office or by phone at 800-745-3000. There is a 4-ticket limit per purchase.
My Finest Work Yet was produced by Paul Butler and recorded live to tape at Barefoot Studios in Los Angeles, CA. Single “Bloodless” set the tone of the project for Bird, he explains, “I’m interested in the idea that our enemies are what makes us whole.” The lyrics are direct and risk-taking, cutting to the quick of what’s happening in our world. Meanwhile, piano plays a strong role on these songs and most of the melodies are tinged with a gospel-jazz-60s soul. Bird was joined on the album by Tyler Chester on piano and organs, Madison Cunningham on vocals, Alan Hampton on bass, Blake Mills on guitar, Ted Poor on drums, plus Abraham Rounds on drums and Mike Viola on guitar on “Archipelago.”