David Byrne Announces 2018 World Tour
David Byrne has shared details of his upcoming World Tour in support of his forthcoming new album American Utopia. The former Talking Heads frontman will perform throughout North and South America and Europe during the extensive run spanning from March to August.
Byrnes last solo tour occurred in 2009. He’ll set out on a short run of previously announced theater shows in March before heading to South America and Europe in June and July. Byrne had also previously announced American festival appearances at Coachella in April, Shaky Knees in May and Xponential in July.
The upcoming World Tour will be Byrne’s “most ambitious show [he’s] done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” The tour will include stops in Arizona, California and Nevada in April surrounding the two Coachella weekends. Additional April U.S. dates include shows in Texas and Oklahoma. In May the tour will make stops in Tennessee, North Carolina, Washington D.C., Wisconsin and Minnesota, ahead of shows in Canada in Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The tour then continues stateside in Washington, Oregon and Utah.
In June Byrne will bring the tour to Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana, before journeying to Europe for shows running through late July. Following his Xponential fest appearance in New Jersey, Byrne will head rounds out the month in Massachusetts. August will find the tour stopping in Ontario, New York, Michigan, Ohio and California, with the tour slated currently to end on August 28 at Red Rocks in Colorado.
Byrne’s solo album American Utopia will be issued on March 9 via Todomundo/Nonesuch Records. The album is Byrne’s first non-collaborative solo album since 2004’s Grown Backwards, features the single “Everybody’s Coming To My House,” which was co-written by Brian Eno. Check it out below: