David Byrne

New album ‘American Utopia’ out at the start of March. Lead single:

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:grimacing:

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Horrible production but it’s quite catchy, I suppose?

I thought the single was quite good!

Album features contributions from Brian Eno, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jam City, Sampha, Happa and others.

Killer verse, sounds like LCD SS, chorus a bit thin after, but all in all, I’m in.

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Tour date klaxon – on sale Friday 19/1:

David Byrne UK tour dates 2018:
Thu 14 Jun – New Theatre, Oxford
Fri 15 Jun – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Sun 17 Jun – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Mon 18 Jun – O2 Apollo, Manchester
Tue 19 Jun – Eventim Apollo, London

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Brilliant, his show with St Vincent at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall was fantastic, and this one is on a Friday night!

Wonder how much tickets will be though…

Hammersmith Apollo gigs are usually £35-45 – about what I’d guesstimate.

The new single is certified banger in my book! Very tempted to get tickets for either the Oxford or London show…

Spotify presale is a-go.

Offer code: utopia
Ends January 18 at 23:59 GMT

14/06/2018 Oxford, England Tickets
15/06/2018 Glasgow, Scotland Tickets
17/06/2018 Birmingham, England Tickets
18/06/2018 Manchester, England Tickets
19/06/2018 London, England Tickets

link - https://www.axs.com/uk/series/5764/david-byrne-spotify-presale-tickets?skin=aegpresentsuk

Gonna hope for a festy date either here or in Europe, personally. Tres skint.

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London Apollo pre-sale as well. Tickets not as expensive as I feared (£50 for standing).

Thanks for this! Got a couple for Glasgow

I like this

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Absolutely stunning! Wonderfully melancholic vocal performance from Byrne and top production work from Daniel Lopatin.

Can’t stand the guy. Always sounds like he’s selling rides on the ferris wheel.

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Didn’t realise this what out so soon, streaming on NPR now…

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/01/589142182/first-listen-david-byrne-american-utopia

So what does everyone make of American Utopia then? Fairly enjoyable overall I thought but christ that line about the dick of a donkey (along with a few other clunkers) is woeful…

Should have taken a leaf out of Scott Walker’s book and sung about punching donkeys rather than about their dicks

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Aha not sure that would have quite kept with the tone / message of the rest of the album :grinning:

Also Dave sure makes a lot of canine references on this one, do you reckon he’ll be a fan of Wes Anderson’s new flick?

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This is quite… bad isn’t it

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