On the day of his album's release, he'll perform in Knoxville, TN at the Big Ears Festival.
The violinist and experimental folk singer will hop between North America and Europe through the end of May, when the tour wraps in Colorado.
At the age of four he learned to play his first instrument, the violin.
Featuring rock drums and electric guitars, this album achieved critical acclaim and brought the composer to a new level of success.
He followed this up with the more experimental Weather Systems in 2003.
Bird grew up in a musical household in the Chicago suburbs of Evanston and Lake Bluff.
He grew up listening to classical music, which became his music of choice later in life, although he was also influenced by other styles.
In 1986 Bird won Silver medals in the coxed four at both the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh and the World Rowing Championships in Nottingham.