Talking Head Has A New Hobby: David Byrne Pairs Superstars with Color Guards

Via Gothamist

By Sandra Song

Nonsensical Talking Heads frontman and sex funk advocate David Byrne has just announced his new performance event "Contemporary Color," which will bring ten color guard teams and a Coachella-level cast of talent to the Barclays Center come June 27th and 28th.

After all, everywhere you look in pop culture, the ever prolific/eclectic Byrne has been there, done that—collaborating with artists like Eno for albums and Fatboy Slim for a disco opera, while still finding the time to design bike racks and mold Jell-O turkeys in his spare hours. As such, it only seems appropriate that his newest project brings together everyone from "Promiscuous" Girl Nelly Furtado to sad pop star Dev Hynes to choreograph and produce two nights of flag-spinning fun with 10 teenage color guard teams from across the US and Canada.

Put together with the help of BAM and Toronto's Luminato Festival, it's meant to reflect Byrne's fascination with the competitive art form that's such a quintessential part of the adolescent American experience, as well as highlight some of his favorite artists of the moment. So if you feel like taking an actual peek into Byrne's iPod and fancy a little trip down Locker-Stuffed Lane, make sure to grab your tickets when they go on sale next Wednesday (or now, if you're a Friend of BAM).

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