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David Byrne – American Utopia World Tour

In support of his latest album 'American Utopia', Talking Heads bandleader, solo artist, visual artist and author David Byrne is hitting Aussie roads this November. He will be performing in the Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide following a trio of NZ shows happening in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland.

The 'American Utopia World Tour' will see the New York City-based artist playing songs from his acclaimed new album as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A 12-piece band will join him on stage for an Annie-B Parson choreographed concert that he has called "the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for 'Stop Making Sense'."

"One of the most inspired, intriguing, energetic and joyful concerts in recent memory. To call it unique hardly does it justice." - The Calgary Herald

"It’s honestly hard to believe the amazingness of David Byrne’s live show…Byrne radiates a joy while performing that few—if any—musicians can match." - Seattle Weekly

"Already the toast of Coachella, Byrne’s new road show was a knockout." - David Fricke, Rolling Stone

"Decades into his career, David Byrne remains an unpredictable, vital artist. There aren’t many who can say that." - LA Weekly

"A marvel of staging and motion that was at once utterly novel and oddly comforting, the evening proved a celebration of Byrne’s music at its most rhythmic and transcendent." - Chicago Tribune

'American Utopia' came out in March 2018 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records as Byrne's first solo album in 14 years (following 2004’s Grown Backwards). The first track from the album ‘Everybody’s Coming To My House’ was co-written with Brian Eno. Contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr Leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha, and others are also featured throughout the release.

"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."

Throughout his more than 40-year career, Byrne has released six solo albums, collaborated with Eno, St Vincent, Arcade Fire, Fat Boy Slim, De La Soul and more; won an Oscar; founded the Luaka Bop label; turned a ferry terminal into a musical instrument, designed bike racks, and published 2012 book 'How Music Works'. He is currently on the UK/European leg of the tour, having already taken his over 80-date world tour everywhere from Santiago to Tuscan, Saskatoon to Mexico City.

"A thought-provoking example of the power of live music." -

Check David Byrne's tour dates below and get ready to see one of music’s true visionaries killing the stage this November!


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