What’s the longest you have ever waited to see an artist live? Well, for me, in David Byrne’s case it’s been since 1985, when I saw “Stop Making Sense”, the Talking Heads legendary concert film back home in Austria. In the time since the band broke up, David Byrne has produced albums that become personal favorites.
His latest album “American Utopia” was released to the usual rave reviews in March. On this tour Byrne will perform songs from his solo career and Talking Heads hits accompanied by a 12-piece untethered band. Byrne on the album: “The songs are sincere—the title is not ironic. The title refers not to a specific utopia, but rather to our longing, frustration, aspirations, fears, and hopes regarding what could be possible, what else is possible. The description, the discontent and the desire—I have a feeling that is what these songs touch on.”
Byrne on the tour: “We’ll be doing some new songs… and many others that will, I assume, be familiar. I’m excited. This is the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for ‘Stop Making Sense,’ so fingers crossed.”
He will be at the Orpheum Theatre on Thursday 5/17 and Friday 5/18. Details and tickets are available HERE