From Orpheus to Icarus, depths to heights, and the thresholds in between. Im interested in the moment
when something becomes something else, when somewhere becomes somewhere else. That membrane
that separates inside from outside. Retreating as we do in to the underlands, to molt our plumage, to
exorcise our inside problems and emerge like newborn foals shaking, naked, squinting in the light. Dont
you know that Im an irrepressible optimist working with a fatal flaw? The ghost that refuses to appear in
the clock across the hall. You can set the table and call to her, but she decides when to visit. So, we
imbue objects with crazy power to forget that weve been abandoned at a truck stop on the Ohio
turnpike. To forget that we took a scouring pad to the places where art, music and community thrive.
Promise to resist until you die and never fall apart again. - ANDREW BIRD
Though the past three years have seen Andrew Bird busier than ever - between his acting debut in FX limited series Fargo, a long-awaited collaborative LP with Jimbo Mathus, an instant-classic Christmas record, a nonstop series of live streams, an original score for acclaimed PBS documentary Storm Lake, and more - Atomized picks up where he left off with 2019s GRAMMY-nominated album, My Finest Work Yet.
This summer, Andrew Bird will debut the song live on his co-headline Outside Problems tour with Iron & Wine. From June through August, stretching from coast to coast, the extensive run will bring the two artists to more than 25 shows at such storied venues as Los Angeles Greek Theatre, Nashvilles Ryman Auditorium, New York Citys Pier 17 and Colorados Red Rocks, as well as Chicagos brand new Salt Shed and more listed below. Following a select number of appearances at Newport Folk Festival and Ravinia Festival in 2021, Outside Problems will mark Birds first full-band tour in nearly three years, featuring support from Allison Russell and Meshell Ndegeocello.