David Byrne Extends American Utopia World Tour

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David Byrne Extends <i>American Utopia</i> World Tour

David Byrne, the eccentric leader of the 1970s new-wave institution Talking Heads, has just announced the extension of his current world tour celebrating the release of his forthcoming solo album, American Utopia. The added dates begin Jul. 31 at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston, Mass. following his appearance in New Jersey for the XPoNential Music Festival.

The tour is set to feature songs from Byrne’s newest album, out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, with music from his days with Talking Heads. Byrne will be accompanied on stage by a twelve-piece band in a highly choreographed performance, which the artist calls “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.”

On Twitter, Byrne gave us a glimpse into what the stage for such a show could look like. In between an image of an empty blue stage, Byrne again ties the current world tour to Stop Making Sense: “Here, it is ‘allow everyone to be mobile on an empty stage’ and imagine what that allows,” he tweeted in reference to the show.

Pre-sale access for Byrne’s newly announced European headline shows is available here to those who register before 12 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 17. All online ticket purchases in the U.S. come with a CD copy of the new album.

See the music video for Byrne’s single “Everybody’s Coming To My House” below, followed by his extended tour dates, and revisit Paste’s coverage of American Utopia’s announcement here.

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David Byrne Tour Dates:

March
03 – Red Bank, N.J. @ Count Basie Theatre
04 – Wilkes-Barre, Pa. @ F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
06 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Center For The Arts
07 – Hershey, Pa. @ Hershey Theatre
09 – Waterbury, Conn. @ Palace Theatre
10 – Kingston, N.Y. @ Ulster Performing Arts Center
16 – Santiago, Chile @Lollapalooza (Chile)
18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza (Argentina)
24 – Sao Paulo, Brazil @Lollapalooza (Brazil)

April
07 – Guadalajara, Mexic @Sonico Festival
14 – Indio, Calif. @Coachella
21 – Indio, Calif. @ Coachella 

May
04-06 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Shaky Knees 

June
22-23 – Prague, Czech Republic @ Metronome Festival
25 – Zagreb, Croatia @ INmusic Festival
30-01 – Ewijk, Netherlands @ Down The Rabbit Hole
30-07 – Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

July
05 – Gydnia, Poland @ Open’er Festival
11 – Oeiras, Protugal @ Cool Jazz Festival
13 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live Festival
13-14 – Barcelona, Spain @ Cruilla Barcelona
19 – Ravenna, Italy @ Ravenna Festival
20 – Perugia, Italy @ Umbria Jazz Festival
21 – Trieste, Italy @ Piazza UNita
27 – Camden, N.J. @ XPoNential Music Festival
31 – Boston, Mass, @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

August
01 – Shelburne, Vt. @ Shelburne Museum – The Green
03 – Toronto, Ontario @ Sony Center for the Performing Arts
05 – Canandaigua, N.Y. @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
08 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Devos Performance Hall
10 – Detroit, Mich. @ Fox Theatre
11 – Huber Heightes, Ohio @ Rose Music Center
12 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
16 – Oakland, Calif. @ Fox Theater
18 – San Jose, Calif. @ City National Civic Auditorium
21 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Community Theater
24 – Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Santa Barbara Bowl
28 – Morrison, Colo. @ Red Rocks Amphitheater

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