David Byrne Books Fall Tour Trek with St. Vincent
David Byrne and St. Vincent will hit the road together later this year to celebrate the release of their collaborative album, Love This Giant.
The tour will kick off September 15 at the State Theater in Minneapolis and will run just over a month until the pair play their final show at the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts in Vancouver, British Columbia on October 20. In between, the tour will visit cities including Milwaukee, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Nashville, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle. The tour will set up shop for two nights at the Beacon Theater in New York on September 25 and 26.
For the tour, the former Talking Heads front man and Annie Clark, who performs under the name St. Vincent, will be joined by eight brass players, a keyboardist and a drummer, according to a press release.
“We’ll be doing these songs and a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know,” Byrne said in the release.
The album, which features an “explosive brass band,” has been in the works by the two artists for quite some time, and Clark says that the two worked very well together.
“There was no delineating what the roles were,” she said. “It’s a collaboration I’m truly proud of.”
The album was recorded primarily at Water Music studio in Hoboken, N.J., and is described as “eschewing a traditional guitar/bass/drums lineup in favor of idiosyncratic horn arrangements.” One of the songs, “The One Who Broke Your Heart,” features both The Dap-Kings and Antibalas.
Love This Giant will feature 12 tracks, 10 of which were written collaboratively by the two. Lead vocals are split evenly across the record.
Clark hasn’t put out a record since her sophomore album, Strange Mercy, was released in September of last year. Byrne’s last release was also a collaboration. He worked with Brian Eno on Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, which was released in 2008.