Is there anything David Byrne can’t do?
Not only is he the revered lead singer of Talking Heads, but he is also a visual artist, author and solo performer. And, we’re stoked here at Blank HQ, because he’s recently announced an Australian tour taking in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and – luckily for us – the Gold Coast.
The New York City based artist will deliver songs off his acclaimed new album ‘American Utopia’ as well as classics from his solo career and his time with Talking Heads. Byrne will be joined by an energetic 12 piece band for what he’s coined an ambitious, theatrical show, choreographed by Annie B Parson.
While there’ll be plenty of new material, Talking Heads fans won’t be disappointed. David Byrne’s sets include a wealth of classic tracks such as ‘Once In A Lifetime’, ‘Burning Down The House’and ‘This Must Be The Place’. When you combine that nostalgic musical trip with Byrne’s latest stunning new solo work as well as his collaboration with St Vincent these shows are unmissable.
‘American Utopia’ is Byrne’s first solo album in 14 years and the first track off the record ‘Everybody’s Coming to My House’ was co-written with Brian Eno with contributions from a long list of talented artists.
“I’ve made a record that just has my name on it but is also the result of the contributions of many other people,” says Byrne. “I suspect that like me it is asking what are we like, what do we want, and what are we looking for.”
Fans on the Gold Coast will get their opportunity to see Byrne in all his glory on 21 November at Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets are on sale now via ticketek.com.au and given his sizable fan-base, you might wanna hustle.