David Byrne will embark on a European tour starting March 9 2009. The tour, titled David Byrne, Songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, will feature Byrne performing songs from his numerous collaborations with Brian Eno, including tracks from several Talking Heads albums produced by Eno, the pair's 1981 collaboration My Life in the Bush of Ghosts and their newest collaborative effort, Everything That Happens Will Happen Today.
"The live shows will…try to draw a line linking this new material with what we did 30 years ago," explains Byrne. He will tour throughout continental Europe and the U.K. in March and April with dates in Italy, Spain and Portugal still to be added. Tickets for all U.K. shows will be available for presale on October 1st 2008.
For the release of Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, the album is currently available as a stream and digital download exclusively through everythingthathappens.com.
Known as the force behind Talking Heads and later as creator of the highly-regarded record label Luaka Bop, David Byrne's recent musical works include Grown Backwards, Byrne's debut for Nonesuch Records, the Talking Heads box set, the Knee Plays CD from Robert Wilson's 1984 stage piece the CIVIL warS and Big Love: Hymnal, music from season two of the HBO series. Byrne is currently working on a number of upcoming musical projects as well, including Here Lies Love, a song cycle with Fatboy Slim based on the life of Imelda Marcos.
Byrne also works as a photographer, film director, author and solo artist; he has published and exhibited visual art for more than a decade with installations in Toronto (2006, 1996), Tokyo (2002), Sydney (2002), Stockholm (1998), Belfast (1998) and San Francisco (1997). Recent artworks include his PowerPoint installation EEEI—Envisioning Emotional Epistemological Information (Steidl Publishing & Pace/McGill Gallery); the Independent Publisher Book Award Gold Medal-winning book of tree drawings, Arboretum (McSweeney's, 2006); an exhibition of chair-themed artworks, Furnishing the Self—Upholstering the Soul (Pace/McGill Gallery, 2007); Voice of Julio / Vox de Julio, a collaborate singing robot art installation currently installed at Reina Sofia museum in Madrid; and Playing the Building, an audience-interactive installation presented by Creative Time at the Battery Maritime Building in New York City.
David Byrne European Tour Dates
March 9 - Dusseldorf, Germany - Tonhalle
March 10 - Antwerp, Belgium - Koningin Elisabethzaal
March 12 - Hamburg, Germany - CCH2
March 14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Alte Oper
March 16 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Falkoner Theatre
March 17 - Stockholm, Sweden - Cirkus
March 19 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
March 20 - Malmo, Sweden - Concert House
March 22 - Hannover, Germany - Theater am Aegi
March 23 - Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
March 24 - Utrecht, Netherlands - MC Vredenburg
March 25 - Paris, France - L'Olympia
March 27 - Bristol, England - Colston Hall
March 29 - Birmingham, England - Symphony Hall Birmingham
March 30 - Manchester, England - Bridgewater Hall
March 31 - Glasgow, Scotland - Royal Concert Hall
April 1 - Gateshead, England - The Sage
April 3 - Liverpool, England - Philharmonic Hall
April 4 - Sheffield, England - City Hall
April 6 - Dublin, Ireland - National Concert Hall
April 7 - Belfast, N. Ireland - Belfast Waterfront
April 9 - Oxford, England - New Theatre Oxford
April 11 - Nottingham, England - Royal Centre
April 12 - London, England - Royal Festival Hall
April 13 - London, England - Royal Festival Hall
April 14 - Brighton, England - Brighton Dome