David Byrne has announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. Byrne will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, 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 a choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”
Additionally, Byrne will bring his Reasons To Be Cheerful – an ongoing series of free talks he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures – to London’s Roundhouse Sackler Space (Jan 30).
On January 8, Byrne announced the release of American Utopia during a presentation of Reasons To Be Cheerful given at New York’s New School to a live audience and also was streamed via his Facebook page. He also released the first track from the album, ‘Everybody’s Coming To My House’ – co-written with Brian Eno, featuring contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha, and others.
American Utopia UK Tour Dates:
14/06/18 Oxford, England New Theatre
15/06/18 Glasgow, Scotland Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
17/06/18 Birmingham, England Birmingham Symphony Hall
18/06/18 Manchester, England Manchester Apollo
19/06/18 London, England Eventim Apollo