David Byrne Will Bring American Utopia Tour to Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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Today, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts announced that iconic rock singer and songwriter David Byrne will perform in Muriel Kauffman Theatre on Thursday, June 7. Byrne comes to Kansas City as part of his American Utopia Tour. This event is part of the 2017-2018 Kauffman Center Presents series.

Best known as the singer and guitarist behind the pioneering new wave band Talking Heads, David Byrne also works as a solo artist, film director, author and photographer. As part of the American Utopia Tour, Byrne will be performing songs from his upcoming album, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. Byrne will take the stage with a 12-piece band for a choreographed concert that he has called, "the most ambitious show I've done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense."

Tickets for David Byrne: American Utopia Tour range from $54 to $194 plus applicable fees, and go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23. Every ticket purchased online for David Byrne will include a CD of the new album American Utopia, released on March 9, 2018. Ticket buyers will receive instructions via email on how to redeem the album shortly after ticket purchase. Tickets will be available through the Kauffman Center Box Office at (816) 994-7222, via the Kauffman Center mobile app, or online at www.kauffmancenter.org.

David Byrne was the lead singer for the band Talking Heads from 1975 to 1991. His hits with Talking Heads include "Psycho Killer," "Burning Down the House" and "Once in a Lifetime." Byrne has won accolades for a range of work, including an Academy Award for his score to the film The Last Emperor, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Talking Heads. More recently, Byrne has released full-length music collaborations with Brian Eno, St. Vincent and Fatboy Slim. American Utopia, Byrne's first solo album in 14 years, is due out in March 2018.

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