Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents are proud to announce that internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter Andrew Bird will perform LIVE on Tampa Theatre’s stage at 7:30pm Wednesday, April 22.
Andrew Bird has recorded and toured extensively worldwide. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as “Dr. Stringz” on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and festivals worldwide.
Bird performed as the Whistling Caruso in Disney’s The Muppets movie, scored the FX series Baskets, performed at the New Yorker Festival, and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that exhibited at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Boston’s ICA, and the MCA Chicago. Bird has been a featured TED Talks presenter and a New York Times op-ed contributor. Additionally, Bird hosts an ongoing live-streamed series of performances called Live from the Great Room, putting the creative process on display for fans as he performs and converses with friends and collaborators in a candid, intimate setting.
More recently, Bird has released a series of site-specific improvisational short films and recordings called Echolocations, recorded in remote and acoustically interesting spaces: a Utah canyon, an abandoned seaside bunker, the middle of the Los Angeles River, and a reverberant stone-covered aqueduct in Lisbon. Bird’s latest album, My Finest Work Yet, was released March 22, 2019, on Loma Vista Recordings.
Bird will be supported at his Tampa Theatre date by Erika Wennerstrom, who is taking a break from the critically-beloved Austin-based band Heartless Bastards to strike out as a solo act. Fans can rest assured that what they’ve grown to love about Wennerstrom’s music is still front-and-center. Her trademark vocals that NPR so aptly calls “warm yet gritty, throaty yet sweet, gigantic, yet intimate” are still her stock in trade, and the bluesy, rock vibes that Relix describes as “smoky, late night [rock] that exists somewhere between Royal Trux and the Rolling Stones” have only gotten smokier and bluesier.
In partnership with RPM, $1 per ticket on the ‘My Finest Work Yet’ Tour will be donated to Our Finest Work Yet Fund to benefit organizations like Utah Diné Bikéyah, Conservation Lands Foundation, GreenWave, and Save the Boundary Waters who are protecting our national monuments, oceans, lakes, and parks through preservation and investment in local communities.
Tickets range from $32.50-$60.00 plus applicable fees, and will go on sale at 10:00am Friday, Dec. 6 at the historic Franklin Street Box Office and online.