David Byrne announces “most ambitious” tour since ‘Stop Making Sense’ shows

It's his first solo tour in nine years

David Byrne has announced an upcoming solo tour – his first in nine years.

The former Talking Heads frontman will be performing a small number of shows on the East Coast USA and South America, as well as European festivals including Inmusic in Croatia and Roskilde, Denmark.

A number of new songs, as well as more familiar tunes, will hit the setlist.


“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.

The musician also detailed an ambitious visual approach for the show, centred on his band using mobile instruments.

“With everyone mobile, I realized the stage could be completely clear. If we could have the monitors in our ears, the amps off-stage and the lights up high, then we had the possibility of a completely empty space,” he told Brooklyn Vegan.

He then revealed the difficulty in hiding the “people and gear” around the stage, initially considering drapes before settling on lightweight chains.

“It takes color beautifully. Not only does it take color, one can cast shadows on the chain,” he said.


In 2013, Byrne headed on tour with St. Vincent, in support of their joint ‘Love This Giant’ album.

Last month, David Byrne was also confirmed to be appearing at Bilbao BBK Live, alongside Noel Gallagher and The xx.

See David Byrne’s tour dates below:
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