The former Talking Heads frontman plays a brace of shows at the Royal Festival Hall...

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has revealed that he will play two dates at LONDON’s ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL.

The singer will perform at the venue on April 8 and 9 and is expected to announce more UK dates later in the year, as well as details of a new as yet untitled album.

Describing the new album, David Byrne said it is “very personal and very operatic” and that it will also contain a couple of arias.

In a recent interview he explained: “There’s ‘Un di Felice’, which is from La Traviata. There’s another one called ‘Au Fond Du Temple Saint’, which is from the Pearl Fishers.”

David Byrne added: “I don’t do the opera voice. I just sing them as songs, but they’re very emotional songs, so it’s a lot of fun.”