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DAVID BYRNE: American Utopia world tour + Reasons To Be Cheerful talks in Europe

January 22, 2018

Steve Powers





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 several European cities in January, including Copenhagen’s Main Library (Jan 22) , Berlin’s The Venue (Jan 24) on,Milan’s Fondazione Prada (Jan 26),  Amsterdam’s De Balie (Jan 28), and London’s Roundhouse Sackler Space (Jan 30).  You can read more here.

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.  The song’s visual companion piece can be seen here. ‘Everybody’s Coming To My House’ is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and atnonesuch.com. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print facsimile of an early handwritten lyric sheet to the song.


American Utopia tracklisting:

1.             I Dance Like This

2.             Gasoline And Dirty Sheets

3.             Every Day Is A Miracle

4.             Dog’s Mind

5.             This Is That

6.             It’s Not Dark Up Here

7.             Bullet

8.             Doing The Right Thing

9.             Everybody’s Coming To My House

10.          Here


American Utopia 2018 Tour Dates:

03/03/18            Red Bank, NJ                Count Basie Theatre SOLD OUT            

04/03/18            Wilkes-Barre, PA           F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts SOLD OUT

06/03/18            Buffalo, NY                   Center For The Arts SOLD OUT                         

07/03/18            Hershey, PA                  Hershey Theatre SOLD OUT                              

09/03/18            Waterbury, Ct                Palace Theater SOLD OUT                                

10/03/18            Kingston, NY                Ulster Performing Arts Center SOLD OUT          

16/03/18            Santiago, CHI                Lollapalooza (Chile)                                          

18/03/18            Buenos Aires, ARG       Lollapalooza (Argentina)                                               

19/03/18            Teatro Gran Rex            Buenos Aires (Argentina)

20/03/18            Teatro de Verano           Montevideo (Uruguay)

24/03/18            Sao Paulo, BRA            Lollapalooza (Brazil)                                         

03/04/18            Mexico City MX             Metropolitan Theater

05/04/18            Monterrey MX               Auditorio Pabellón M

07/04/18            Guadalajara, MEX         Corona Capital Guadalajara                   

14/04/18            Indio, CA                      Coachella                                             

15/04/18            Tucson, AZ                   Centennial Hall

17/04/18            San Diego, CA              San Diego Civic Theater

18/04/18            Las Vegas, NV              Smith Center for the Arts

19/04/18            Mesa, AZ                      Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater

21/04/18            Indio, CA                      Coachella                                                         

24/04/18            Dallas, TX                     Winspear Opera House

25/04/18            Oklahoma City, OK        The Criterion

27/04/18            San Antonio, TX            Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

28/04/18            Houston, TX                  White Oak Music Hall Outside Lawn       

04-06/05/18       Atlanta, GA                   Shaky Knees

05/05/18            Nashville, TN                 Ryman Auditorium

08/05/18            Asheville, NC                Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium

09/05/18            Charlotte, NC                Ovens Auditorium

10/05/18            Durham PAC                 Durham, NC

12/05/18            Washington, DC            The Anthem

13/05/18            Pittsburgh, PA              Benedum Center for the Arts

15/05/18            Milwaukee WI                Riverside Theater

16/05/18            Madison, WI                  Orpheum Theater

17/05/18            Minneapolis, MN           Orpheum Theater

19/05/18            Saskatoon, SASK         TCU Place

20/05/18            Edmonton, ALB            Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

21/05/18            Calgary, ALB                 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

23/05/18            Vancouver, BC              Queen Elizabeth Theater

24/05/18            Seattle, WA                   Paramount Theater

27/05/18            Portland, OR                 Keller Auditorium

28/05/18            Eugene, OR                  Hult Center

30/05/18            Salt Lake City, UT          Capitol Theatre

02/06/18            Chicago, IL                   Auditorium Theater

05/06/18            Des Moines, IA             Des Moines Civic Center

07/06/18            Kansas City, MO           Kauffman Center for the Arts

08/06/18            St. Louis, MO                Peabody Opera House

09/06/18            Indianapolis, IN             Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater                   

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  **

22-23/06/18       Prague, Czech Republic Metronome Festival                                          

25/06/18            Zagreb, Croatia             INmusic Festival                                               

26/06/18            Wien, Austria                 Museumsquartier  **

30/06-01/07/18   Ewijk, Netherlands         Down The Rabbit Hole                                      

05-08/07/18       Werchter, Belgium         Rock Werchter

06/07/18            Roskilde, Denmark        Roskilde Festival                      

05/07/18            Gdynia, Poland             Open’er Festival                                               

11/07/18            Oeiras, Portugal            Cool Jazz Festival                                            

13/07/18            Bilbao, Spain                Bilbao BBK Live Festival                                              

13-14/07/18       Barcelona, Spain           Cruilla Barcelona                                              

17/07/18            Zürich, Switzerland        Theater 11 **

19/07/18            Ravenna, Italy               Ravenna Festival                                              

20/07/18            Perugia, Italy                 Umbria Jazz Festival                                         

21/07/18            Trieste, Italy                  Piazza Unità                             

27/07/18            Camden, NJ                  XPoNential Music Festival        

31/07/18            Boston, MA                  Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

01/08/18            Shelburne, VT               Shelburne Museum – The Green

03/08/18            Toronto, ONT                Sony Center for the Performing Arts

05/08/18            Canandaigua, NY          Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center

08/08/18            Grand Rapids, MI          Devos Performance Hall

10/08/18            Detroit, MI                     Fox Theater

11/08/18            Huber Heights, OH        Rose Music Center

12/08/18            Cincinnati, OH               PNC Pavilion at Riverbend

16/08/18            Oakland, CA                 Fox Theater

18/08/18            San Jose, CA                City National Civic Auditorium

21/08/18            Sacramento, CA            Community Theater

24/08/18            Santa Barbara, CA         Santa Barbara Bowl

28/08/18            Morrison, CO                Red Rocks Amphitheater                              





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