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Birdy Set To Fly On Upcoming North American Tour
January 15 2014

<span class="subtitle"><strong>BRIT AWARD-NOMINATED SINGER SONGWRITER TO TRAVEL AS SPECIAL GUEST OF ATLANTIC LABELMATE CHRISTINA PERRI; DATES BEGIN APRIL 4TH IN DENVER; “BREATHE” EP HIGHLIGHTED BY FIRST SINGLE/VIDEO, “SKINNY LOVE”;</strong></span> Atlantic recording artist Birdy has announced plans for a major North American tour. The acclaimed British singer/songwriter will accompany fellow Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri as special guest on her upcoming live schedule, slated to get underway April 4th at Denver’s Ogden Theater and then continue through late May (see attached itinerary). For up-to-the-minute details, please visit Birdy – who has just earned a BRIT Awards 2014 nomination in the “British Female Solo Artist” category – recently released her US debut EP, “BREATHE.” In addition to new songs such as “Wings,” the EP includes her worldwide hit rendition of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love,” which topped charts around the planet upon its initial arrival last year. A stunning new companion video for “Skinny Love” – directed by Sophie Muller (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey) – can be seen here: The “BREATHE” EP heralds the North American release of Birdy’s hugely anticipated sophomore album, “FIRE WITHIN.” The collection sees Birdy furthering her distinctive songwriting in collaboration with some of today’s most talented studio superstars, including Rich Costey (Foster The People, Muse), Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Adele, One Direction) Jim Abiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele), Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift, Pink, Adele), Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Chari XCX), and Mumford & Sons’ own Ben Lovett. “FIRE WITHIN” will arrive on these shores later this year. A remarkably powerful and charismatic live performer, Birdy will perform “Skinny Love” on NBC’s TODAY, set to air January 24th. She will also appear on Queen Latifah’s nationally syndicated daytime show this Spring. Known to friends and family as Jasmine van den Bogaerde, Birdy has been widely acclaimed as one the most gifted young singer/songwriters in modern pop. The 17-year-old artist proved an international sensation from the start as her eponymous 2011 debut album made a top 20 debut in her native UK while shooting straight to #1 in Australia, Belgium, France, and the Netherlands. Singles such as “People Help The People,” “Shelter,” and “1901” were equally successful, scoring gold and platinum certifications in such countries as the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Australia (where “Skinny Love” was a chart-topping, 5x-platinum certified sensation). As if that weren’t enough, Birdy’s songs have also been highlighted in a number of high profile film blockbusters, including “Just A Game” (found on 2012’s #1 smash, “THE HUNGER GAMES: SONGS FROM DISTRICT 12 AND BEYOND”) and “Learn Me Right,” the GRAMMY®-nominated collaboration with Mumford & Sons featured on Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios’ Brave. (TOUR ITINERARY ATTACHED) BIRDY North American Tour 2014 All Dates w/Christina Perri APRIL 4 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre 5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot 8 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights 9 Chicago, IL House of Blues 11 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre 12 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s 14 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall 16, 17 New York, NY Irving Plaza 19 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory 20 Boston, MA House of Blues 22 Washington, DC 9:30 Club 24 Cleveland, OH House of Blues 25 Louisville, KY Wright Taylor Building 26 Indianapolis, IN Deluxe 28 St. Louis, MO Plush 29 Nashville, TN Cannery Ballroom 30 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theatre MAY 2 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues 3 St. Petersburg, FL State Theatre 6 Houston, TX House of Blues 7 Austin, TX Emo’s 9 Dallas, TX House of Blues 10 Lawrence, KS Grenada Theater 13 Tempe, AZ The Marquee 14 San Diego, CA Humphreys 16 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues 17 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern 20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore 21 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades 23 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom 24 Seattle, WA Neptune 26 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre # # # ________________________________________ DAVE STELLING NATIONAL PUBLICITY 3381 Steeles Avenue East - Main Level - Suite 100, Toronto, Ontario M2H 3S7, Canada (1 416) 758-1125