David Byrne Debuts New Album ‘American Utopia’

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David Byrne has returned his first solo record in fourteen years, and has done so over a week early. Hard copies are slated for release on March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch. American Utopia was preceded by the single “Everybody’s Coming to My House” and “This Is That.” The full stream can be found via the fine folks over at NPR.

According to Byrne:

The [album] title refers not to a specific utopia, but rather to our longing, frustration, aspirations, fears, and hopes regarding what could be possible, what else is possible,” Byrne said in a statement. “The description, the discontent and the desire — I have a feeling that is what these songs touch on.

Byrne’s last solo album was 2004’s Grown Backwards. His latest release was a collaboration with St. Vincent titled Love This Giant which dropped in 2012. Longtime collaborator Brian Eno co-wrote the album with Byrne. It was produced by Rodaidh McDonald.

Want to catch David Byrne live? You are in luck, well, sort of. The frontman for the Talking Heads has announced a massive world tour that he describes as “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” Excited? Us too! Much of it is sold out. Don’t wait any longer.

A full list of dates can be found below.


American Utopia Tracklist:
01. I Dance Like This
02. Gasoline And Dirty Sheets
03. Every Day Is A Miracle
04. Dog’s Mind
05. This Is That
06. It’s Not Dark Up Here
07. Bullet
08. Doing The Right Thing
09. Everybody’s Coming To My House
10. Here

David Byrne Tour
3/3 Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
3/4 Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
3/6 Buffalo, NY – Center For The Arts
3/7 Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
3/9 Waterbury, Ct – Palace Theater
3/10 Kingston, NY – Ulster Performing Arts Center
3/16 Santiago, CHI – Lollapalooza (Chile)
3/18 Buenos Aires, ARG – Lollapalooza (Argentina)
3/19 Teatro Gran Rex Buenos Aires (Argentina)
3/20 Teatro de Verano Montevideo (Uruguay)
3/24 Sao Paulo, BRA – Lollapalooza (Brazil)
4/3 Mexico City MX – Metropolitan Theater
4/5 Monterrey MX – Auditorio Pabellón M
4/7 Guadalajara, MEX – Corona Capital Guadalajara
4/14 Indio, CA – Coachella
4/15 Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall
4/17 San Diego, CA – San Diego Civic Theater
4/18 Las Vegas, NV – Smith Center for the Arts
4/19 Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center-Ikeda Theater
4/21 Indio, CA – Coachella
4/24 Dallas, TX Winspear Opera House
4/25 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
4/27 San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
4/28 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall Outside Lawn
5/4 – 5/6 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees
5/6 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
5/8 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium
5/9 Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
5/10 Durham PAC – Durham, NC
5/12 Washington, DC The Anthem
5/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center for the Arts
5/15 Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater
5/16 Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater
5/17 Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum Theater
5/19 Saskatoon, SASK – TCU Place
5/20 Edmonton, ALB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
5/21 Calgary, ALB – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
5/23 Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theater
5/24 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
5/27 Portland, OR – Keller Audiorium
5/28 Eugene, OR – Hult Center
5/30 Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theatre
6/2 Chicago, IL – Auditorium Theater
6/5 Des Moines, IA – Des Moines Civic Center
6/7 Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Arts
6/8 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
6/9 Indianapolis, IN Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater
6/14 Oxford, England – New Theatre
6/15 Glasgow, Scotland – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
6/17 Birmingham, England – Birmingham Symphony Hall
6/18 Manchester, England – Manchester Apollo
6/19 London, England – Eventim Apollo
6/22-23 Prague, Czech Republic – Metronome Festival
6/25 Zagreb, Croatia – INmusic Festival
6/26 Wien, Austria – Museumsquartier
6/30 – 7/1 Ewijk, Netherlands – Down The Rabbit Hole
7/5 – 7/8 Werchter, Belgium – Rock Werchter
7/6 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
7/5 Gdynia, Poland – Open’er Festival
7/11 Oeiras, Portugal – Cool Jazz Festival
7/13 Bilbao, Spain – Bilbao BBK Live Festival
7/13-14 Barcelona, Spain – Cruilla Barcelona
7/17 Zürich, Switzerland – Theater 11
7/19 Ravenna, Italy – Ravenna Festival
7/20 Perugia, Italy – Umbria Jazz Festival
7/21 Trieste, Italy – Piazza UNita
7/27 Camden, NJ – XPoNential Music Festival
7/31 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
8/1 Shelburne, VT – Shelburne Museum – The Green
8/3 Toronto, ONT Sony Center for the Performing Arts
8/5 Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
8/8 Grand Rapids, MI – Devos Performance Hall
8/10 Detroit, MI – Fox Theater
8/11 Huber Heightes, OH – Rose Music Center
8/12 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
8/16 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
8/18 San Jose, CA – City National Civic Auditorium
8/21 Sacramento CA – Community Theater
8/24 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
8/28 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater

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