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Andrew Bird Adds A Show At The Hideout To Holiday Residency

By Justin Freeman in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 2, 2015 6:31PM

Andrew Bird at The Hideout, photo by Jim Kopeny / Tankboy

Along with going to Christkindlmarket and getting a boot shaped mug full of hot cider, Andrew Bird’s residency at Fourth Presbyterian Church has become a holiday tradition for certain Chicagoans.

A few years ago, Bird talked about participating as a child in community singalongs of Handel’s “Messiah” at gothic churches similar to Fourth Presbyterian and how that served as inspiration for his winter residencies in Chicago. This year, Bird is playing four shows over the course of four nights at Fourth Presbyterian and they’ve all sold out. Luckily, another show has been announced.

Next Friday, Dec. 11, Andrew Bird will perform at The Hideout in a benefit for Foundations of Music. Foundations of Music, formerly known as Rock For Kids, is a local non-profit that wants to expand music education in public schools. Tickets range from $20 to $200 with all of the proceeds going to the Andrew Bird Scholarship, which provides a year of private music education to a child enrolled at the Chicago High School for the Arts.

With its cozy wood panelling, Hideout is a much more intimate setting than Fourth Presbyterian Church and we look forward to getting lost in his musical labyrinths in that room. Bird quite regularly sells out large theaters around the world and we anticipate that these tickets will sell out very quickly. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.