Photo by Jody Rogac
By Brandy McDonnell
Today's featured event:
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Byrne is bringing his "American Utopia World Tour" to Oklahoma City for a concert at 8 tonight at The Criterion, 500 E Sheridan in Bricktown.
As previously reported, the former Talking Heads frontman embarked last month on an extensive world tour in support of his new solo record, “American Utopia.”
Byrne's latest solo effort, released in March on Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, earned him his highest charting album ever, entering at No. 1 on the Top Current Album Chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 and topping both Rock and Alternative Album Charts, according to a news release. "American Utopia" also debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Album and Alternative Album charts, another career high for Byrne. It notched more career chart highs for Byrne across Europe, where the new album premiered in the Top 20 in the UK and Ireland, and Top 40 in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and Netherlands, among others.
The album also has been receiving rave reviews and tremendous critical acclaim. Byrne celebrated the album's release with a nifty performance of the lead-off track “Everybody’s Coming To My House”— co-written with Brian Eno, featuring contributions from TTY, Happa, Isaiah Barr Leader of the Onyx Collective, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), Mercury Prize winner Sampha and others - on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." "The Late Show" host even joined in the fun:
Throughout his "American Utopia World Tour," Byrne is performing songs from the new album as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads, according to a news release. During his 2018 tour stops, a 12-piece band will join Byrne on stage 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.’”
Doors open at 7 tonight. For more information on the OKC date, go to www.criterionokc.com.
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