Andrew Bird to play the House of Blues in May

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Andrew Bird will hit Boston next month as part of an ongoing tour in support of his brand new album, Break It Yourself. The multi-instrumentalist indie star will perform at the House of Blues on Sunday, May 6. Tickets for the show, which will also feature Canadian singer-songwriter Patrick Watson, are now on sale through Live Nation for $35 and $45.

Break It Yourself, Bird’s twelfth studio album and follow-up to 2009’s Noble Beast, debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 after its release last March. Recorded at Bird’s home “barn studio,” the album includes material that he contributed to the independent film “Norman”. Bird released the soundtrack for the film, his first instrumental score, last year. Break It Yourself marks Bird’s third album with the backing band of Martin Dosh, Jeremy Ylvisaker and Mike Lewis.

“This is the first time I’ve treated it more like a quartet, like a band,” explained Bird in a recent interview with A.V. Club. “The whole record is pretty much live in a room together, no separation, and we’ve never done that before. I’d brought them in for recordings to be part of the construction of the song, but this is more like four guys playing music before. And as awesome as they are, it took me a while to feel comfortable with that.”

Break It Yourself is streaming in its entirety on Bird’s website.

Fans who purchase tour tickets will receive a free digital copy of Break It Yourself, as well as two live EPs: one from Bird’s Fall 2011 tour called Fake Conversations and one from the upcoming tour.

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