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Pabst Theater lands Andrew Bird for May show

An unshaven man wearing a three-piece suit stands with his hands resting on a balcony ledge with lights glowing faintly behind him.
Andrew Bird; Facebook

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and whistler extraordinaire Andrew Bird already had a busy warm-weather schedule lined up and added to it further Tuesday by announcing a Milwaukee visit to the Pabst Theater on May 30.

Earlier this year, the veteran musician and occasional television star (most notably in FX’s Fargo) booked a July run with Nickel Creek and a string of August dates with Amadou & Mariam. As of right now, the concert in Milwaukee stands alone, coming more than a month before those appearances with Nickel Creek.

It’s been almost 30 years since Bird launched his recording career with 1996 debut album Music of Hair. The Illinois native has released more than a dozen LPs since then, most notably the back-to-back impact of 2007’s Armchair Apocrypha and 2009’s Noble Beast. More recently, 2020’s My Finest Work Yet garnered a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album and contained one of the best songs ever written about Greek rock-pushing.

Bird’s latest releases are 2022’s Inside Problems and its 2023 companion, Outside Problems, that used the previous album as a foundation for improvised instrumentals, the majority of which he recorded — as the title suggests — in the great outdoors.

To catch Bird in the cozy confines of the Pabst Theater on May 30, you can pick up tickets during the eMember presale that starts at noon this Thursday (password: WEATHER) and the general sale that gets underway at 10 a.m. the following day. For more information, visit the concert page on the Pabst Theater Group’s website.