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15 August, 2022Print

Andrew Bird Returns to Chicago For First In-Person Gezelligheid Shows in Three Years

Andrew Bird Returns to Chicago For First In-Person Gezelligheid Shows in Three Years

Annual Holiday Concert Tradition Takes Place Dec 12-16, Following Major 2022 Tour of Sold-Out Shows

Watch Andrew Bird + Iron & Wine Perform a Set of Fan Favorites in New NPR Tiny Desk Concert: HERE

Catch Three Songs From New Album Inside Problems Live on CBS Saturday Morning, August 20th 


Today, for the first time in three years, Andrew Bird announces the in-person return of his annual Gezelligheid concerts to Chicago's Fourth Presbyterian Church. Taking place December 12131415 and 16, the series of season-defining holiday shows will continue a beloved tradition that Bird first began in 2009. After shifting to a remote, live-streamed format for the latest editions, this upcoming winter's Gezelligheid will cap off a year that has seen the Illinois native return to the road bigger than ever before. Following the release of new album Inside Problems, which just hit #1 on the NonComm, Americana and College radio charts, as well as a co-headline tour where he and Iron & Wine played to sold-out crowds at the Greek Theatre, Red Rocks, NYC's Pier 17, Chicago's Salt Shed and beyond, Gezelligheid will serve as an intimate celebration – a communal experience of comforting music amidst the chilly, seasonal darkness. 

All five nights of Andrew Bird's Gezelligheid residency go on sale at 10am CT this Friday, August 19th, with pre-sales beginning at 10am CT tomorrow. Find tickets and more information at

While Andrew Bird's Gezelligheid performances typically feature instrumental, improvisational violin pieces amplified through his signature spinning horns, attendees can also expect to hear material from Inside Problems. With highlights like "Make a Picture," the Joan Didion-inspired "Atomized" and more, Pitchfork calls it "a warm, collaborative record that feels like a balm for fear and loneliness," as it finds the Grammy-nominated musician, songwriter and composer entering "previously uncharted territory."

This past Friday, Andrew Bird debuted a stellar, stripped-back rendition of "Make a Picture" in a special Tiny Desk Concert with Iron & Wine. During a recent, brilliant return to NPR's office, the two artists performed an effortlessly harmonious set of favorites, highlighting each of their superlative songwriting as much as their newly-formed friendship. Watch it all go down here: 

Before Andrew Bird heads back to Chicago later this year, he will also appear on CBS Saturday Morning on August 20th, where he and his band will deliver three Inside Problems standouts live in the studio. Check local listings to find out when to tune in, and catch Bird on the remainder of his Outside Problems tour, including stops at the Park City Song Summit and over a dozen more cities:


Andrew Bird Tour Dates

9/7-9/10 - Park City, UT - Park City Song Summit

9/22 - El Cajon, CA - The Magnolia!

9/23 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren! 

9/25 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly!

9/27 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts!

9/28 - Dallas, TX - Strauss Square!

9/30 - Marfa, TX - Trans-Pecos Festival

10/1 - Austin, TX - Stubb's!

10/2 - New Orleans, LA - Orpheum Theater!

10/3 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall!

11/20 - Mexico City, MX - Corona Capital

12/12-12/16 - Chicago, IL - Gezelligheid

2/10-2/17 - Miami, FL - Cayamo 

3/9 - Melbourne, AU - Forum Theatre

3/10 - Sydney, AU - Enmore Theatre

3/11 - Brisbane City, AU - The Tivoli

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