David Byrne New Zealand Tour Announced

Via Under The Radar

Photo by Jody Rogac

Frontman of Talking Heads and trailblazing pop innovator David Byrne is returning to New Zealand this November, with shows lined up for Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The US artist's hugely influential musical career spans over forty years and his creative spirit remains unquenchable, Byrne's first solo album in fourteen years American Utopia was released to widespread acclaim in March. These will be Byrne's first New Zealand shows since 2009, his current live show features material from throughout his oeuvre (reportedly including lots of Talking Heads songs), played by a twelve piece band - a specially choreographed, stage-designed extravaganza that headlined Coachella 2018 to rave reviews.

David Byrne's artistic achievements could easily fill (and include) a book. He helped kick off New York punk and new wave with Talking Heads in the mid seventies, recorded avant-pop records with fellow sonic adventurers Brian Eno and St. Vincent, founded world music label Luaka Bop, wrote the frequently cited publication How Music Works (2012), contributed to experimental theatre productions with Robert Wilson, the list goes on. Here are the tour details...

David Byrne - American Utopia Tour 2018

Tuesday 13th November - TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
Thursday 15th November - Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Saturday 17th November - Spark Arena, Auckland

Tickets available from 12:00pm, Monday 18th June

Watch the video for "Everybody's Coming To My House" the lead single from American Utopia...


Here's live footage of Talking Heads' playing 'Life During Wartime' documented in Jonathan Demme's 1984 rockumentary Stop Making Sense...

Check out Byrne's single with St. Vincent 'Who' from their 2012 collaborative album Love This Giant...


Watch live footage of Byrne playing Talking Heads' 'This Must Be The Place' on Jools Holland in 2004...

November Radio David Byrne Presents: The Power of Song to Give Voice is Eternal

More Info