See host Stephen Colbert sing with Byrne during the performance
David Byrne appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform ”Everybody’s Coming To My House’ from his recently released album ‘American Utopia’.
- Read more: ‘American Uptopia’ – The NME Review
In the performance, Byrne is joined by a variety of musicians and dancers, barefoot and all dressed in matching grey suits. Colbert later joins in on the performance and you can watch it in full below.
Byrne was also interviewed on the show, where he told Colbert what he’s been up to for the past decade, which included several musicals. He mentioned that he thinks Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law, would be the one person in the White House he could write a musical about.
Watch that unfold below.
Last week, Byrne apologised for not collaborating with women on the new album ‘American Utopia’.
“I’d like to thank those of you who wrote for calling attention to this – this matters a lot to me,” Byrne wrote.
“This lack of representation is something that is problematic and wide spread in our industry. I regret not hiring and collaborating with women for this album – it’s ridiculous, it’s not who I am and it certainly doesn’t match how I’ve worked in the past.”
Admitting that he had been “negligent”, Byrne added: “I am happy that we live in a time that this conversation is happening. It’s hard to realize that no matter how much effort you spend nudging the world in what you hope is the right direction, sometimes you are part of the problem.”
“I never thought of myself as being ‘one of those guys,’ but I guess to some extent I am. Your responses serve as a corrective. Thank you.”
Byrne is embarking on an ‘American Utopia’ world tour this year. “I’m excited. This is the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense, so fingers crossed,” he wrote on Twitter. See the full UK dates below and grab tickets here.
14 – New Theatre Oxford Oxford, UK
15 – Main Auditorium, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Glasgow, UK
17 – Symphony Hall Birmingham, UK
18 – O2 Apollo Manchester Manchester, UK
19 – Eventim Apollo London, UK
20 – Eventim Apollo London, UK