HBO Shares ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’ Concert Film Teaser & Release Date

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David Byrne’s American Utopia, a concert film directed by Spike Lee, will air on HBO Max at 8 p.m. ET on October 17. HBO unveiled a teaser for the film, which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10.

The film was recorded during the David Byrne’s American Utopia run on Broadway. American Utopia played at the Hudson Theater in New York City from October 2019 through February 2020. David Byrne was joined by 11 other musicians for a mix of songs from his Talking Heads days, solo classics and more. The band also covered Janelle Monae’s “Hell You Talmbout,” audio of which is featured in the new teaser.

“Spike and I have crossed paths many times over the years, obviously I’m a huge fan and now finally here was an opportunity for us to work together,” noted Byrne in a press release heralding HBO's acquisition of the film. “I am absolutely thrilled with the result. The Broadway show was a wonderful challenge as well as an opportunity – it was a joy to perform and, well, best to let the quotes speak for themselves. Thrilled that this show and the subjects it addresses will now reach a wider audience.”

Watch the David Byrne’s American Utopia teaser below:

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