Andrew Bird Gives The People What They Want

andrewbird300Taking a page out of U2’s Guide To Releasing One Record As Many Ways As Possible, Andrew Bird is issuing the stellar new Noble Beast on January 20 via Fat Possum in a format sure to suit both your lifestyle and your bank account. Available for pre-order now is the digital version of the 14-song Noble Beast, which comes with two bonus tracks (“Section 8 City” and “10-You-Us”); it can be yours for $9.95. If you wait until January 20 to order it, it will still be $9.95, but “10-You-Us” won’t be part of the deal. If you want just the regular old CD version of Noble Beast, that will set you back around $12-$15, though there’s no bonus material. If you prefer vinyl, the double-LP Noble Beast costs about $22-$25, and though there’s no bonus tracks, there’s a fold-poster and a free digital download of the album. But if you are a real Birdhead, there’s only one Noble Beast for you: the deluxe edition, which comes with Useless Creatures (a bonus CD of nine new instrumental songs), extra photos, a fold-out poster and a 24-page booklet. It will cost you in the $26-$30 range, but can you really put a price on all the joy it will bring you? Tour dates after the jump.

“Oh No” from Noble Beast:

Andrew Bird Tour Dates
01/25/09 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
01/28/09 – New York, NY – Carnegie Hall
01/30/09 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
02/03/09 – Washington, DC – 930 Club
02/04/09 – Atlanta, GA – The Variety Playhouse
02/06/09 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Theatre
02/07/09 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
02/12/09 – Austin, TX – The Paramount Theatre (solo show)
02/13/09 – Albuquerque, NM – The El Rey Theater
02/14/09 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
02/15/09 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
02/18/09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre
02/19/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
02/20/09 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
02/21/09 – Portland, OR – The Roseland Theater
02/23/09 – Seattle, WA – The Moore Theater
02/24/09 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
02/25/09 – Murray, UT – The Murray Theater
02/26/09 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
02/27/09 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
03/15/09 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
03/17/09 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
03/21/09 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/22/09 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
03/23/09 – Oxford, MS – The Lyric Oxford
04/03/09 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
04/04/09 – Montreal, QC – Le National
04/05/09 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
04/07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall
04/10/09 – Chicago, IL – The Civic Opera House
04/11/09 – Minneapolis, MN – The State Theater