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DAVID BYRNE ANNOUNCES DES MOINES TOUR DATETuesday, January 16, 2018
Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present Scottish-American musician, DAVID BYRNE, at the Des Moines Civic Center on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Byrne is best known as the founding member, songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist for the new wave American band, the Talking Heads, that was active between 1975 and 1991. Tickets to DAVID BYRNE will be available starting at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300.
Today, Jan. 16, DAVID BYRNE announced an extensive world tour in support of his forthcoming solo record, American Utopia. Byrne will perform songs from the new album, which is out March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records, as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A twelve-piece band will also 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.”
Last week, Byrne announced the release of American Utopia during a presentation of “Reasons To Be Cheerful,” an ongoing series he curates of hopeful writings, photos, music, and lectures. The presentation was given at New York’s New School to a live audience and also was streamed via his Facebook page. He also released the first track from the album, “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. The song’s visual companion piece can be seen here. “Everybody’s Coming To My House” is available to download instantly with pre-orders of American Utopia on iTunes and at nonesuch.com. Nonesuch Store pre-orders also include an exclusive print facsimile of an early handwritten lyric sheet to the song.
Acclaim for “Everybody’s Coming To My House”:
"Byrne gives fans a catchy, funky house-party song with drums and horns, in the way only Byrne can." Billboard
"The track glides along on a polyrhythmic groove that has become a stalwart of Byrne's work." Rolling Stone
"Funky and danceable, in an instantly recognizable David Byrne way." Brooklyn Vegan
About Des Moines Performing Arts
Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 38 years of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines – the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.