David Byrne Kicks Off North American Tour

Via Nonesuch Records

Photo: Jody Rogac

David Byrne, following a week of performances in Mexico, begins the US leg of his American Utopia world tour out West with a performance at the San Diego Civic Center tonight, followed by sets at Coachella and shows in Arizona and Las Vegas in the week ahead. The tour includes songs from the new album as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band joins Byrne on stage for an Annie-B Parson–choreographed concert that he has called "the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense." Opening acts include Perfume Genius, Benjamin Clementine, Ibeyi, and Tune-Yards.

The tour heads across the US South, with stops at New Orleans Jazz Fest and Shaky Knees in Atlanta, and up into the Midwest and Canada, returning to the States via the Pacific Northwest and back through the Midwest, with three nights in Chicago, before crossing to the UK and Europe in mid-June. The North American tour resumes in July and continues into the fall, with shows already scheduled through September and beyond.

See below for all of the currently scheduled shows. For all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

American Utopia was released last month via Todomundo / Nonesuch Records to widespread critical acclaim. The New York Times noted, “[Byrne’s] a profile in American reinvention—it's here a kind of alien found a band, an audience and a home.” NPR wrote, “If a brain in a jar could observe the world, make sense of it and churn it into a batch of songs, it would make the album American Utopia.”


Apr 12 San Diego Civic Theatre San Diego, CA

Apr 14&21 Coachella Indio, CA

Apr 15 Centennial Hall (Sold Out) Tucson, AZ

Apr 17 San Diego Civic Theater (Sold Out) San Diego, CA

Apr 18 Smith Center for the Arts Las Vegas, NV

Apr 19 Mesa Arts Center, Ikeda Theater (Sold Out) Mesa, AZ

Apr 24 Winspear Opera House (Sold Out) Dallas, TX

Apr 25 The Criterion Oklahoma City, OK

Apr 27 Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (Sold Out) San Antonio, TX

Apr 28 White Oak Music Hall, Outside Lawn Houston, TX

Apr 29 New Orleans Jazz Fest New Orleans, LA

May 4 Shaky Knees Festival Atlanta, GA

May 5 Beale Street Music Festival Memphis, TN

May 6 Ryman Auditorium (Sold Out) Nashville, TN

May 8 Thomas Wolfe Civic Auditorium (Sold Out) Asheville, NC

May 9 Ovens Auditorium (Sold Out) Charlotte, NC

May 10 Durham PAC (Sold Out) Durham, NC

May 12 The Anthem (Sold Out) Washington, DC

May 13 Benedum Center for the Arts (Sold Out) Pittsburgh, PA

May 15 Riverside Theater (Sold Out) Milwaukee, WI

May 16 Orpheum Theater (Sold Out) Madison, WI

May 17 Orpheum Theater (Sold Out) Minneapolis, MN

May 18 Orpheum Theater Minneapolis, MN

May 20 Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Edmonton, AB

May 21 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium Calgary, AB

May 23 Queen Elizabeth Theater (Sold Out) Vancouver, BC

May 24 Paramount Theater (Sold Out) Seattle, WA

May 25 Sasquatch! Music Festival Seattle, WA

May 27 Keller Auditorium (Sold Out) Portland, OR

May 28 Hult Center Eugene, OR

May 30 Capitol Theatre (Sold Out) Salt Lake City, UT

Jun 1–3 Auditorium Theater (Sold Out) Chicago, IL

Jun 5 Des Moines Civic Center Des Moines, IA

Jun 7 Kauffman Center for the Arts (Sold Out) Kansas City, MO

Jun 8 Peabody Opera House (Sold Out) St. Louis, MO

Jun 9 Farmers Bureau Lawn Amphitheater Indianapolis, IN

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