HOT SHOW ALERT: David Byrne in Boston, MA Tuesday and Wednesday!
David Byrne the legendary musician and frontman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame act Talking Heads, is coming to Boston, MA on July 31 & August 1. This tour, celebrating his latest album American Utopia released this past Spring via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, features an ambitious, “untethered,” choreographed concert. David will be performing songs from American Utopia, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also join Byrne on stage for an Annie-B Parson choreographed concert that Byrne has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” Annie-B Parson also choreographed the St. Vincent and David Byrne collaboration tour around Love This Giant.
American Utopia has earned David his highest charting album ever, entering at No. 1 on the Top Current Album Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 and topping both Rock and Alternative Album Charts.
American Utopia, like Byrne’s speaking series “Reasons To Be Cheerful” (RTBC), named for the song by the late Ian Dury, questions the current state of society while offering solace through song. As with the album, the content of the RTBC series recognizes the darkness and complexity of today while showcasing alternatives to the despair that threatens us. RTBC highlights stories, news, ideas, and other items Byrne has been collecting over the last year, all of which either embody or identify examples of things that inspire optimism, such as a tech breakthrough, a musical act, a new idea in urban planning or transportation.
David Byrne recently released American Utopia: Detroit, a video for “Everybody’s Coming to My House” from American Utopia, featuring a performance of the song by Detroit School of Arts (DSA) Vocal Jazz Ensemble students. The video, which includes personal perspectives and interpretations from the students, was filmed in part by their classmates from the school’s Radio & Television Department. With the help of their beloved teacher Ms. Valentine, the Vocal Jazz Ensemble makes “Everybody’s Coming to My House” their own.
David Byrne plays Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on Tuesday, July 31st & Wednesday, August 1st. Limited Tickets are still available for both dates.
Full Band Line-Up:
David Byrne – Vocals
Chris Giarmo – Backing Vocals
Tendayi Kuumba – Backing Vocals
Karl Mansfield – Keyboard
Angie Swan – Guitar
Bobby Wooten – Bass
Mauro Refosco – Tamborim Tree, shaker
Davi Viera – Bongos
Gustavo Di Dalva – Conga
Tim Keiper – Bells / Metalwork
Aaron Johnston – Bass Drum / Snare – Hi-Hat
Daniel Freedman – Bass / Snare / Hi-Hat
Featured Image of David Byrne by Jody Rogac, provided by Nonesuch Records