Photos: Andrew Bird at the Teragram Ballroom

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Andrew Bird at the Teragram Ballroom (Photo by David Benjamin)
Andrew Bird at the Teragram Ballroom (Photo by David Benjamin)

Andrew Bird’s new album “Are You Serious” won’t be out until April 1, but a sold-out crowd at the Teragram Ballroom on Tuesday got a full preview. Bird and his band, which included album contributor Blake Mills, played it in its entirety, along with a handful of other songs. The show had its rough edges — the band had a few hiccups and false starts — but overall the new songs, especially “Capsized” and “Chemical Switches” (among the songs he had played on previous visits to L.A.), were enthusiastically received.

Rodrigo Amarante opened the night with a magnetic solo performance.

Bird has scheduled two L.A. shows after the album release, May 14 and May 15 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel.

Photos by David Benjamin