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David Byrne Announces First Solo Tour Since 2009 December 13, 2017 16:07

Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has announced a small amount of shows on the American East Coast and South America, as well as European festivals including Inmusic in Croatia and Roskilde, Denmark. While it's a rather brief tour, he's describing his new stage setup as "the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense." Byrne is said to be testing out new material from his recently completed solo album, while mixing in the Talking Heads classics as well. See below for a complete list of dates! 

David Byrne Tour Dates:

March 3: Red Bank, NJ, USA – Count Basie Theatre
March 4: Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA – F.M. Kirby Center For The Performing Art
March 6: Buffalo, NY, USA – Center For The Arts
March 7: Hershey, PA, USA – Hershey Theatre
March 9: Waterbury, CT, USA – Palace Theater
March 10: Kingston, NY, USA – Ulster Performing Arts Center
March 16: Santiago, Chile – Lollapalooza Chile
March 18 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Lollapalooza Argentina
June 25: Zagreb, Croatia – Inmusic Festival
July 06: Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival

Watch David Byrne perform "Once In A Lifetime" at Austin City Limits (2007) here:


Talking Heads Tribute 'HeartByrne' Is Coming To Birmingham's WorkPlay March 21, 2017 10:06

Photo by George Trent Grogan: Mountain Trout Photography

Renowned Talking Heads tribute act HeartByrne has revealed plans for its Birmingham debut on Saturday, May 6th at WorkPlay.  Hailing from Austin, Texas, this band consists of great friends that share a great reverence for the work of Talking Heads and David Byrne in particular.  Many will recognize guitarist Josh Pearson from the nationally touring Phish tribute, A Live One, who just recently played to a packed house at nearby Zydeco.  Make sure to RSVP to the official Facebook event page in order to stay in tune with all of the latest updates for the show.  Head over to the band's official website for to learn more about this one of a kind tribute, and see below for additional tour dates and footage of the band performing "Once In A Lifetime." 

HeartByrne captivates audiences with their high-energy homage to Talking Heads' seminal concert film 'Stop Making Sense'.  What began as a ‘hoot night', has now evolved into a powerhouse national touring act, with an uncompromising stage show made up of some of Austin, TX's most talented musicians.

HeartByrne 2017 Tour Dates:
May 3rd: Three Links - Dallas, TX
May 4th: The Farm - Eureka Springs, AR
May 5th: Martin's - Jackson, MS
May 6th: WorkPlay - Birmingham, AL
May 7th: House of Blues Parish Room - New Orleans, LA
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Watch HeartByrne perform "Once In A Lifetime" in Austin, TX on 02.15.13 here:


Throwback: David Byrne Interviews Phish On Sessions At West 54th December 24, 2015 15:56

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Back on October 20th, 1998, members of Phish sat down with legendary Talking Heads frontman David Byrne for an in-depth interview to be featured on Sessions at West 54th.  The interview covers a vast variety of topics, including stories from the band's earliest years, their creative approach to each live show, the "musical costume" Halloween tradition, and much more.  The band later performed an in-studio set, and footage of "Ghost" can be seen in full below.
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Sessions at West 54th was an American television program that featured music performances, and was in some ways a pop music variation on the theme set by the long-lived Austin City Limits, though the featured musicians represented a number of musical genres. It was called Sessions at West 54th because it was taped at Sony Music Studios on West 54th Street in ManhattanIt first aired in most places on July 5, 1997, when it was included in the Saturday late-night lineup of stations covering 85% of the country.
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After the program ended, an edited for commercial television version also aired on the commercial Trio cable television network.  It was first hosted by radio disc jockey Chris Douridas of KCRW in Santa Monica, California, while former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne took over hosting duties during the second season and John Hiatt was the host during the third, and final, season.
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Full Interview w/ David Byrne

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Phish performing "Ghost" during the West 54th performance
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