David Byrne Opens South American Tour At Lollapalooza Chile


After a brief warmup tour in the U.S., David Byrne has brought his American Utopia Tour to South America. The South American leg for Byrne’s first solo tour since 2009 began at Lollapalooza Chile in Santiago, Chile on Friday night. Pro-shot video featuring most of the set can be viewed below.

David Byrne’s tour comes in support of the recently released American Utopia, a critically-acclaimed studio album. Byrne is presenting each show “untethered,” where each step is choreographed and the stage is clear of wires, amplifiers, monitors and pretty much everything except the 12 musicians. The former Talking Heads frontman will mix headlining dates and festival appearances over the course of the tour and Friday’s performance gave a look at what the tour’s fest sets will consist of.

Unsurprisingly, David Byrne kept most of the Talking Heads classics in the compact festival set at Lollapalooza Chile. David opened the set with “Here” off American Utopia and then brought out the band for “I Zimbra” and “Slippery People” from his Talking Heads days. The set continued with American Utopia single “Everybody’s Coming To My House” and then went back to the Talking Heads’ catalog for “This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)” and “Once In A Lifetime.”

A highlight of the sets in the U.S. was “Toe Jam,” a song Byrne contributed to by British electronic act The Brighton Port Authority. “Toe Jam” made the cut for the festival set in Chile ahead of a run of “Born Under Punches,” “I Dance Like This” and “Everyday Is A Miracle.” David Byrne concluded the set at Lollapalooza Chile with Talking Heads gems “Blind” and “Burning Down The House” as well as “Dancing Together” from his collaboration with Fatboy Slim.

Nearly all of Byrne’s set from Chile was webcast live and can be viewed below:



Here, I Zimbra, Slippery People, Everybody’s Coming To My House, This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody), Once In A Lifetime, Toe Jam, Born Under Punches, I Dance Like This, Every Day Is A Miracle, Blind, Burning Down The House, Dancing Together

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